Saturday, June 13, 2015

June Meeting

We welcomed some guests and new members.   Susan, Evelyn, Anna and Beverly.   We hope you become regulars!

Sali C-P provided a brief overview of Treasury.   More info will be provided to members in the newsletter.

Show and Tell
As always, the work of our hands is beyond description.

 Shepherd's Bush by Susan D. (sorry for the glare Susan)

 Canvas piece, Stacy S. - her first canvas piece

 Snowmen by Stacy S.

 The Mayflower Collection by our own Theresa B./Heart's Ease Exemplar

 Can you guess who has done another wedding sampler?  Look at the ribbon flowers!  
stitched by  Lynn D.

And if Lynn wasn't busy enough stitching wedding samplers, she finished the 
 Inspiration Sampler designed by Theresa B.

Sampler by Patty Yergey, stitched by BJ S.

Cute little pillow by Ellen P. using her new sewing machine.

Not sure who stitched this but it looks like Pine Mountain.

This is an older Danish chart stitched by Pat Y.

These last four were turned out by Francine C.  Each one was lovelier than the one before!

Please share any corrections or feel free to help if I omitted a stitcher or designer's name.

Upcoming Classes
- Red Bank Gardeners - Hosting a garden and needlework display, June 14, Red Bank NJ
- Colonial West Jersey Chapter of EGA will be having a display in Willingboro.  Pat Y. forwarded the information for the Newsletter.
- Stitch by Stitch Retreat, October 23 & 24, Cape May.   Two teachers are schedules:   Sharon Verbos of the Purple Thread and a needlepoint project (with the option to do on linen)
- Stitcher's Retreat - MEMBERS ONLY - at Salty Yarns in OCMD, Oct. 2 - 4
- Jamboree, Oct. 9 & 10 at Salty Yarns in OCMD.   Just Another Button Company and Hands on Threads will teach the three classes.
- Cape May Historical Society - ongoing - needlework and quilts on display.

We also shared the progress we are making on the stitch-a-long.  Rows 6-7-8 were to be completed by the June meeting.  Row 6 is the pulled satin stitches, Row 7 and 8 are the verse - "Be true.....".   For the July meeting, Row 9 - the band of flowers with the date centered is what needs to be completed to stay on schedule.

Everyone's keeping up!  Look at the differences with color choices. Pat Y. is done and FRAMED.   Sorry Pat I didn't get a photo.   Trust me everyone, she has the perfect frame and it looks stunning.

Mary Dawn Ditty, member, shared her large collection of vintage and antique needlework and sewing notions.   Mary narrated the slide show as well as had a vast amount of smalls to share with the group.

Poor Man's Chatelaine's

 Needlebooks, Thimble keeps, tape measures and more.

 Circa 1950's sewing box

 Mary Dawn really has a thing for little emory strawberries!


Dust with chalk and 'stamp' your design.

 How cool for the thread to be 'dispensed' out the side.

 Darners of every shape and size.

 Darners for the fingers of gloves!

Nanny Pins - inside a needle and thread are hidden for Nanny to take a quick stitch in Jr.'s britches!

 See the one with the spring at the center?  The spring was to hold your work in place.

 More smalls.  Hand tooled and very detailed.

 What a collection!

Next Month
July Meeting will be our Garage Sale/Stash Reduction Event
August Meeting will be a stitch-a-long