Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Programs for next year

The programs for next year were unveiled at the Dinner Meeting. Next month, everyone is invited to use the templates in their folder and design snowflakes for our "Poker Chip Ornament." Please bring some pearl cotton to the meeting.


November is a beading class with Karen. You will still be able to sign up next month.

Next year we have a class for this temari, representing the game of "Hearts."


We also have a hearts needlepoint project (with beads) that Marge will be leading... I think it is gorgeous!

Please be working on your sudoku puzzles, to have the key ready for our sudoku project. Guild will provide the canvas, and we will discuss fiber selection soon. You need two completed puzzles... stay tuned!

We plan a black-work bookmark and/or nook pouch:


For this class we will be using different methods of transferring patterns to our material. Come prepared to play!

To go along with the theme for our combined show next fall, we will be working on crazy quilt ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). We hope to be able to put a display together with everyone's work.


I am really looking forward to the coming year!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summer Challenge Project

One of the highlights of the Dinner Meeting is seeing what everyone has worked on for the Summer Challenge project. There are so many original ideas! Here a couple of members are studying the entries.


I did not take notes, so I do not remember who won first, second, and third, and I may get the names wrong. Please forgive me!

I do know that Kathy was the first place winner with this beautiful log cabin heart. Her strips were so tiny! Wonderful work!


Karen had a 3 of hearts, and so worked on a triptych for family. The picture does not do justice to the beautiful stitching.


The eight of spades inspired this biscornu. Eight sides, 8 hearts, 8 corners, etc. This side is white on black, the other side (that I did not get a picture of) was black on white. Very creative!


Marj created this project, based on the 10 of clubs. She stitched 10 different clubs in different techniques, and then put them together into a Jacob's Ladder. She showed pictures of all of them on her blog here, but did not talk about the individual techniques she used. I would still like to see a blog post about that (hint, hint).


This is my entry, inspired by the 3 of diamonds. You can read more about it here.


Karen picked the 8 of hearts, so she made beaded hearts!


Helen worked on a bargello tree from Mary Frances. The colors are amazing!


I was very pleased by the entries and the level of participation this year. We also had prizes for the concepts stitchers came up with, and even had a couple of entries for that! Thank you all for playing.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Dinner Meeting

Monday was our September Dinner Meeting, and we had a wonderful time.

The theme for the year is "Fun and Games." The theme was introduced by the playing card motifs in the center pieces.


We had our usual delicious meal served by Glenwood Oaks Restaurant, with the addition of cupcakes for dessert.

I took quick pictures of the tables before we started eating. I am sorry I did not get a picture of everyone.

Our new president started by welcoming everyone, and having people indicate how long they have been members. There was a good representation of lengths of membership ranging from charter members (37 years) to new members who have only been with us for 1 year. It was wonderful to see everyone!

In separate posts I will talk about our activities at the meeting: this year's programs, the Summer Challenge, and the show and tell that was shared. One new addition to the festivities was a game of bingo using needlework related words. I think everyone had fun!