Saturday, December 3, 2016

November 2016 Meeting

First I must apologize to my fellow guild members.   This month's post has given me fits and starts to try to complete.   First, finding the time and second the content jumping all over the page.   Usually this kind of fussing means there must have been an upgrade or  some kind of 'improvement' to blogspot......but enough......

The November meeting was called to order and we held our elections.   Following the recent changes to our by-laws, we elect officers on alternating years.  

Election Results
Stacy S. was elected for another two-year term at Vice President/Program Coordinator.  Patrick B. will be assisting Stacy.  

Nancy F. was elected Treasurer for a two year term

Dues are due!  They are due January 1st for 2017 and remain at $25 per year.   Please make your check payable to DVHSG.   If you pay in cash.....please place in envelope with your name, etc. on it.  

Upcoming at your LNS

Salty Yarns
Check out Salty Yarns Facebook page for info on designers coming in the Spring of 2017.   Catherine Theron will be at Salty Yarns in March.  Sherry Jones will be teaching the Lounging Hare in April at Salty Yarns.

Strawberry Sampler
Strawberry Sampler will offering beading and finishing classes. 

Follow the links above for more information.

Upcoming Classes at DVHSG
Betsy Morgan
Stacy S. shared flyers for the April 2017 Betsy Morgan class.   Registration is due at the January meeting.  The kits will be distributed at the February meeting.  All guild members can participate in the tassel and cording demonstration during the regularly scheduled meeting.   The scissors fob will be assembled during an afternoon class.   A day trip with Betsy Morgan on the day prior to the class  is being arranged.   More details and signup to is available under our "classes" tab above.

Our project will be similar to what is pictured with a few changes to the motifs.   The lining will be in blue and not green.   The cost is $100 for the afternoon class and lunch will be provided.   Away stitchers can participate at the same cost of  $100.   Non-DVHSG members need to add an additional $25 membership fee.

Heart's Ease Examplar Workes 
Our own Theresa Baird created a holiday ornament pattern.  She has donated the pattern to the Guild for use as a fundraiser before she publishes it for sale to the general public.    The pattern is $15 and the proceeds from sales will go to our Conservation Fund.  - see the Conservation tab above for more information on the fund.   Caryl C. will conduct a finishing class at our May monthly meeting to demonstrate how to add the finished piece to the top of a box.

Gift Shop
The gift shop at Cokesbury will be open to Guild members for shopping on Saturday of our next meeting.   Sales are CASH ONLY at the gift shop.

Coming in January
The results of our 2016 Completion Challenge will be announced.    Members are also encouraged to bring any needlework related gift they received for the holidays to share with the group.

Show and Tell

A bit of Halloween and fall, stitched by Jean T. 

No you are not seeing double.    Jean stitched this for little Logan and one it at each grandmother's house.  

This is Jean T.'s finish from our Goodie Bag gift from the fall retreat at Salty Yarns.   This is a complete kit from Cherished Stitches.

I think this is a Drawn Thread piece.   Stitched by Carolyn N.

A Bent Creek design, stitched by Carolyn N.

More stitched by Carolyn N. 

And another by Carolyn N. 

Pumpkin, Pumpkin stitched by Ann S.

Smalls by Betsy Morgan from an Inspiration Magazine, stitched by Ann S.

Adorable pages and coordinating fabric stitched by Sandy J.

Random Thoughts from Drawn Thread, stitched by Robin T.

Catherine Theron's Examplaire I, stitched by Mary Rita

Doll stitched by Mary Rita

Brought in my Ellen P., stitched by Mary Jane Miller 

Seashore (?) class at Stitcher's Hideaway in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, stitched by Amy G.   Stitched in bargello with specialty stitches.  Sorry I didn't get the full view of the ribbons.   But an award winner to be sure.

Also stitched by Amy G.  this witch pendant from Roveris (?).   

And what a stunning design with have here....

Another beautiful piece designed and stitched by Theresa Baird of Hearts Ease Exemplar Workes.    This collection is a Fraktur inspired needle book, pin cushion, huswif and assorted smalls.   Each one is more gorgeous than the one before, all stitched on 40 count.

A Delaware Inspiration, Heart's Ease Exemplaire Workes stitched by Marney B.  (so sorry it is blurry)

 The above four smalls and "Gather" pillow and "each other" pillow stitched by Stacy S.

 12 Month bell pull stitched by KarenAnn M.  Pattern from Stoney Creek.

 Birds, brought to us by Evalyn, stitched by her mother.

Pumpkins by ???

BJ S. shared with us her completely stitched and assembled Country House Home Sweet Home.   She has a tiny bit of finishing on one of the smalls.  But alas, she wrapped it up and stowed it away before I could photograph it.  Below is an image from the internet.  

Ann S. is almost done with Eye on the Sparrow.

Sali shared a tote that had pictures of her needlework projects. She created the bag using    Another site for do similar is   These sites allow you to  upload pictures to be printed on various items.

And can you believe it...we are only halfway through our meeting, and now on to the program............

Guest Speaker - Cindy Steinhoff

Stitched by Louisa Poupenay, late 1870'2,  on penelope cloth
Cindy gave a presentation on antique samplers. She brought a number of Pennsylvania samplers from her collection and a map to show the locations where they each were stitched from across state. Cindy had a vast knowledge and much in depth history for each piece.  She started her collection about 12 years ago.   Her introduction to stitching was when she was about 12 and she stitched pillow cases.  She uses Google and sites like to help in her research on the samplers.

Cynthia is the director of Truxal Library at Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where she has worked for 33 years. In addition, she is editor of “Delaware Discoveries” and also researched some of the samplers that are featured in the book. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, she graduated from what is now known as Edinboro University of Pennsylvania earning a master of science degree in library science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master of business administration degree from the University of Baltimore.

It was a great presentation with tons of great background information about her samplers! 

Elizabeth Nimon, 1823

Margaret DeWalt, 1828

Amy Cadwalader, 1800

Isabella Keenan, 1839

Anna Catherine Reinemann

Jane Mitchell Deane Waterhouse, 1836

Ann Smith, Westtown School, 1809

Mary Ann Baily, 1842

Cynthia also brought a Delaware sampler that will be discussed in the upcoming book by Gloria Seaman Allen, “Delaware Discoveries”.
Elizabeth Chalk, Southern Boarding School, Smyrna, Delaware

Thanks to Cynthia for a great presentation and lots of great information about her samplers!

Ladies and Gentlemen that's a lot of info and a lot of photos.   Please forward any edits to me.

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