Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gentle Pursuits and the EGA Master Craftsman Program

We had some news at the start of our October meeting. Catherine Jordan, our chapter president, has been appointed as National Coordinator for the EGA Master Craftsman Program. And one of her first duties was to give Jean Connelly a certificate for the completion of the sixth and final step in her Counted Thread Master Crafstman certification. Congratulations to both of you!

The outfit for this doll is Jean's final project. It was absolutely beautiful - the colors and the stitching and the pattern. The photo doesn't do it justice, but you may see a better one later.

Here are some of the finished bookmarks from September's hem stitching class. Many thanks to Catherine Jordan for teaching this special free program to our chapter. Our free September programs are annual thank you programs from members in good standing, and every one has been enjoyable.

October's program was an apron lecture by Sharon Spradlin Barrett. She had an amazing array of aprons going way back in time, including some she has made for her costuming work. Some were quite beautiful and obviously not meant for use in the kitchen! Thanks for the great lecture Sharon.
Don't forget to bring your December luncheon coupons to the November meeting. Have you started your Christmas ornament?