Monday, August 17, 2015

July and August Meetings

Mea Culpa folks......please forgive in my delay in posting.   Although Apple says Apple systems don't get viruses, I must say my laptop has then had influenza all summer making it difficult and nearly intolerable at times to use that said, please forgive my summer hiatus.....

For July we had a quick business meeting, some Show 'n Tell and then on to the business of Stash Re-allocation.  

Show and Tell

Theresa B.'s design

A jump on the fall season by Patrick

Cute little project bag by Carol W. - without buttons

Same cute project bag with buttons - Barb G.

What a lovely new baby gift!

If memory serves me correct, this is Patty H.'s handiwork

Caryl C. shared her scissors block

Francine's strawberries

Now on to the Stash Reallocation part of the meeting.  Many of us pledged to not take home any more than we arrived with but alas famous last words.  The allure of a new pattern from a favorite designed is sometimes hard to resist. Quite a few people went home with additions to their stash and hopefully there were others that were able to reduce their stash.   A real win/win!

For our Stitch-a-long   Girls in the Guild -    July's assignment was rows 10 and 11.

Here's some of our stitcher's progress so far.
Barbara G.

Gwynne G.

Carol W.

Pat L.
Isn't fun to see the different interpretations!

Salty Yarns Guild Retreat (members only)  This will be held October 2-4. More information to follow. 
Cape May County Historical Society   Needleworkers are invited to take a tour of the Museum of Cape May County, 504 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House New Jersey.  Of particular interest to needleworkers is an extensive offering of samplers that date back to the 18th century.  They also have quilts, hand made clothing, textiles, and antique sewing implements.  To arrange a group tour with an emphasis on the needlework collections, a boxed lunch, and an opportunity to sew on the grounds or inside the gallery call 609-465-3535.  Or stop by when you are in the area.

For August, updates on the fall scheduled were shared:

September - Patti H. of Gloucester County Historical Society will give a presentation on antique samplers.
October - Stitch Demonstration by Sali C-P. and Theresa B.
November - Presentation by needlework framer
December - Annual luncheon and gift exchange

For the Girls of the Guild Stitch-a-long - Rows 12 and 13 are scheduled for completion before the September Meeting. 

Alright ladies, get your stitch on!

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