Saturday, June 19, 2010

Show and Tell: Marj, Jane, and Barb K.

Last month our project was making "Aunt Philly's" toothbrush rug from strips of fabric. Several people brought their finished mats to show and tell.

This one is Barb's mat. She was laughing about the shape, but it is very nice and flat.


Marj made 2 small mats, and a bowl from the technique, plus she taught her sister. Marj also showed off an additional felt bell-pull, the dog tag project for the NANI Camp Quality project, a "thimble" stitched on a bead shape, and a pincushion, also in the Yubiniki technique.


I also finished my mat. I made mine a little larger by adding the fabric from another kit. I also showed off a temari and a yubiniki stitched bracelet.


Margo also finished stitching a mat, but I did not get a picture. I do apologize, Margo!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Show and Tell: Karen H., Jeni and Carol

This past month was the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee and several of our members were able to attend.

Karen shared this necklace that she made in order to share with the teacher of a class she was taking. The beads are blown glass, and the whole necklace is very beautiful and elegant. We can't wait to see what you make from the show this year, Karen!


Jeni made these two beautiful bracelets. I really like the aqua crystal one, but the spiral beads are beautiful as well. She was working on the next bracelet as well.


Carol was showing of this beautiful bracelet. It was very striking.


Karen, I'm very sorry I didn't get a picture of your strung necklace. I missed it because you were wearing it.

Thank you for reading!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Teddy Bears!

We had our June guild meeting on Monday night. It was very exciting to see all the teddy bears. Each guild member stitched one of the bears, and then the members of the program committee assembled all of them. Don't they look cute all together in the basket?


It's either an exercise class, a good song at a concert, or a mass arrest!


Here we are getting ready for the picture, and following is the official picture. Doesn't it look like we are having too much fun?


Then, since I was not in the picture, they made me sit for my portrait with the bears. I was glad to cuddle up with them.


Friday, June 11, 2010

Mary Frances

Member Mary Frances Meadows passed away this week. She had had heart surgery in May and never really came back from it. I've been unable to find an obituary for her. I did discover that she was born September 15, 1928.

For those of you who wish to remember her, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 26 at 11am at the Church of the Holy Family in Park Forest, IL.

If you click on the church link, you will be able to see a lovely embroidery done by Rita Kortenhoeven. For those of you who haven't seen it, Rita stitched an original Phoenix for the church. The Phoenix is treasured by the church and treated with a great deal of care and is only on display at certain times of the year to protect it from the light. Sadly, the picture doesn't enlarge. The piece is spectacular in person.

This page has directions to the church but no embroidery.