Saturday, December 10, 2016

December 2016 Meeting

Many annoucements were made before we got into Show 'N Tell and our annual holiday exchange.

Thank you
The Guild received a Thank You from Walter Reed Hospital for the kits we donated.   Donations of the complete kits for families and patients at the hospital were coordinated through the Red Cross.   Caryl C. will share the contact information in the newsletter.  We are sure there are military hospitals in other areas that also have the similar project.  Contact your local Red Cross for information.                      


Theresa Baird of Heart's Ease Exemplar Workes has offered her design as a fundraiser prior to making it available for the public.  Members please contact an officer if you would like to purchase this pattern.   The money raised from sales to our guild will go to our Conservation Fund.   

The ornament is stitched on 40-count. 

Nativity Display
Pat Y. will hold an Open House tomorrow.  On display will be her many nativity stitched pieces.   Her address is in the newsletter.   

Catherine Theron 

Deb S. is taking orders for the Pot of Posies design from Catherine Theron.   Orders are due by January 14, 2017.   Visit Catherine Theron's website for this and other designs she has available.  Also, Catherine is teaching at Salty Yarns in March.

Betsy Morgan Class
Betsy Morgan class in April.  The cost of the kit and class is $100.   Registration is due to Stacy S. at the January meeting. Away stitchers  are welcomed.   See our "classes" tab above for more information.  

Woodlawn Needlework Show
Woodlawn will be holding their 54th Annual Needlework exhibit.   It will run March 1st to March 31st, 2017.  Woodlawn is open every day but Tuesday.  Please see their site for the entry form and information.   The cost to enter is $20 per piece; smalls in a set are $10 each piece to enter.   Pat Y. will be taking your items to Woodlawn. Please bring your stitched piece to the January Meeting.  Include your completed entry form, fee, self-addressed envelope and $5 for gas/tolls for Pat.  

Drawing for Free Memberships
We held the drawing for a free membership.   The names entered were guild members who taught a class during the year.   Oops!  We forgot to pull a name for 2015 so this year we selected two.  

2015 winner for free membership for 2017 - Patty H.
2016 winner for free membership for 2017 - Jean T.

2017 Challenge
Our 2017 Challenge will be a UFO Challenge.   Your project must be started before January 1, 2017 and can be no more than 50% completed.   Patrick B. will keep a record of your projects and finishes.   Smalls can be included but please bring your items to the January meeting for Committee approval.   Prizes will be awarded.

Spring Retreat
Spring Retreat at Salty Yarns will be April 28, 29, 30.   The registration form will follow.   The price is expected to be in the same range of $130-$135.   Remember, this is a MEMBERS ONLY event.

Lauren Sauer Class
This class will be in September and on a non-meeting weekend.  We don't have a picture or price yet but we can tell you this will be the choice of a Band Sampler or a Darning Sampler.   We may wish to make this our 2018 Stitch-A-Long

Show 'N Tell
Our stitchers are so prolific!   And do beautiful work on a vast variety of patterns.   For you viewing pleasure.....

This beautiful piece from Blackbird Designs was stitched by Ann S. who adapted it as a wedding sampler of her daughter and son-in-law.

Lynn D. stitched these little cuties.   She took motifs from a variety of patterns.   These are mounted in 'watch fob' frames available from Michael's or on Amazon.

Carol W. has been busy finishing.  First, this adorable little stocking.

Another from Carol W.  This Santa is from Heartstrings Samplery, Pat Thode Designs.

Carol W. finished the limited edition Bee Keeper from Plum Street as part of her 2016 Challenge.  She added beads to the border and flowers. 

Carol also finished Boo to You also from Pat Thode.

And last but not least from Carol W. is this peyote beaded Santa.

Caryl C. stitched this Australia pillow for her niece who is currently living there.

KarenAnn M. shared these three finishes.   The stocking is one of her 2016 Challenge pieces.  The pattern is from a 2015 Just Cross Stitch Magazine.

Newer member Evelyn C. took part in the FB Stitch-A-Long for And Heaven and Earth by Kathy Barrick.  She also took part in the Cupcake Challenge seen to the right.   She also completed the beading project at a recent Strawberry Sampler Class and the Noel below.

Patty H. completed  Catherine Theron's Peaceable Kingdom. 

Stacy S. completed this cute holiday pillow.

Holiday Exchange

Our stitchers out did themselves.   Each hand-stitched gift was a true treasure to receive.

Look at Jean T's embellishing stitches over the rick-rack.   Cute!

And then we ate and enjoyed each other's company!   As always, we had a wide variety of tasty treats to enjoy.  Please bring your recipes to the January meeting and Caryl C. will create a collection of all the recipes we enjoyed today.

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