Thursday, September 30, 2021

September 2021

Who would have thought all those months ago that we would still be meeting via Zoom.  At the same time we are so fortunate that we can meet by Zoom.   It is the best way for stitchers to gather but just like in stitching, sometimes you need to compensate.   Continued thanks to Evalyn and Jon for coordinating and recording our meetings.  

Guild Business

     - Please forward photos of your finishes for Show and Tell to President Linda no later than the Tuesday prior to the meeting.  

    - Please reach out to any Board member if you have ideas for a future meeting.  

    - Cokesbury continues to prohibit outside guests onsite.  If you have a suggestion for a location where we can meet in person safely, please share with any Board Member. 

    - Monthly Stitch-ins via Zoom continue on the fourth Saturday of the month (10:00 am-12:00). Our next is September 25, 2021. The link will be sent prior to the stitch-in.  

Today's Program

This month we were treated with a tour of Hobby House Needleworks in Pittsford, New York.  Kathy and David Mills gave us a tour of their shop.  They stock everything you could ever want.    Their inventory is vast including patterns, fabric, threads and other necessary stitching items.  Watch for future shop exclusives.   The shop looks so adorably quaint and welcoming with everything displayed beautifully.   This husband and wife team are  open for in-person and online sales 7 days per week. Their website has information for email, address and phone number and can be found on Facebook.   They are creating a tourist guide for the Pittsford, NY area which will include local dining, hotel accommodations, sites, etc.  Thank you Kathy and Dave for a wonderful virtual tour of your store. Many of us are mapping out a future road trip. 

Upcoming Meetings 

October—For October Meetings, our regular meeting and our monthly Stitch-in will swap dates.  The regular meeting date has been moved to the 23rd due to conflicting with Jamboree weekend. Our monthly stitch-in will be on the second Saturday (10/9) 

Vickie from Needlework Press has rescheduled to this month and will be with us virtually to present on perforated paper. For members that have ordered a kit, they were mailed this week (week of 9/13/21) so you should have yours well before the meeting. All are welcomed to join the meeting for the presentation whether you purchased the kit or not.  The meeting is a discussion versus a class so you do not have to get the kit to participate.

November—Claudia Dutcher Kistler will join us for a presentation on Bristol Orphan Samplers.

Other updates

Fall Guild Retreat         Our Fall guild retreat is scheduled for October 15-17. Approximately 40 have registered.

21 in 21 Challenge continues.   Keep a list of your finished pieces.  

Rehoboth Beach Needlework Exhibit has been cancelled.       

Anniversary Celebration May 2022 - A committee has been set up and they are researching a hotel for us to hold our celebration.  More information will come as details are finalized.  

Designer of the year - Our showcase designer for 2021 is La-D-Da. Hopefully you are stitching some of her designs this year.  Check out her website  

Floss Tube Channel - Lynn D. shared that Sambrie Stitches Flosstube channel often interviews other flosstubers. This may help you if you are looking to explore the options on YouTube.