Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Coif progress

Our July meeting was an informal stitch-in. Catherine Jordan, our chapter president, had been working on the coif for a month and brought it to the meeting to show us the progress. She has done all the strawberries and 1 1/2 cornflowers and 1 and a bit roses.What an accomplishment. She has the coif for another month, plus more silk. We may be ordering more soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

June meeting - auction and notebook challenge

Every other year, our June meeting is the election of officers and a pot-luck dinner. The June meeting in alternate years, like this year, is a silent auction and salad & dessert potluck. Every year, we have a display of the president's challenge.

So here is what we did. The busy table at the auction was the 2 for $1 table of patterns. Several people cleared out their stash of finished patterns ( and some unfinished, we all can change our minds) and rather than bid on every one or create groupings that might only have one wanted pattern, we let everyone just pick and choose. It was a great success.

We also had lots of stash of various sorts - materials, threads, kits, stands, frames, and more.

Any items that weren't auctioned off were given to various charities. And everyone was happy with their new stash.
The salad and dessert pot-luck was great. We had an incredible assortment of foods and everyone enjoyed the meal.
Finally the members who finished the president's challenge to create a cover for a small notebook told the group about their work. Catherine reminded everyone that you can still finish your cover over the summer and bring it in for your bookmark prize.

May meeting and exhbit

We had an excellent meeting in May - Holly taught us motifs from the Wilton House sampler and created a project to use them, and as usual Kathy and Laurie made up amazing kits for those who participated. There are no photos of the class to post but I hope to post some finished items soon (hint to those who participated).

Also during May was our exhibit at the Tuckahoe Library. Thanks to all who contributed items. While it is a bit of a challenge to find items to fit into these cases, it really does create an exciting exhibit with many 3-D embroidery items, and shows everyone how exciting embroidery can be.