President’s Message August 2013

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

“Don’t let the past hold you back” was the title of Father Jack’s sermon at Blessed Sacrament Church a few weeks ago. I know Fr. Jack was talking about God’s forgiveness but I got to thinking about when I first joined the Guild. My past was cross stitch on Aida, but now I do Hardanger, pulled thread and Blackwork. I am looking forward to Amadeus in the fall with all the different stitches. The past is not holding me back. I am looking forward to upcoming projects.

I have not picked up a tapestry needle in several months. The only needles I have held were knitting needles for the two afghans I made for my granddaughter’s two baby showers. Taking into consideration I have not knitted in several years, I told her by the time it came to her youngest brother’s wife’s shower, I should be a pro. (Colby is only 16 now and there are 4 other kids. By the time I do 8 more afghans, I should have this knitting pattern down pat.)

I was looking through old newsletters again and found December 2006. Janice Green’s term as President was ending. The night meeting was at Viva Bookstore on Broadway. Some were stitching Carole Lake’s beautiful Anasazi Dream. Some were doing Gay Ann Rogers’ Redwork Mystery Sampler which is also beautiful. We did the mini star sampler by Eileen Gilliland from Needlearts which I did do and really enjoyed the 7 part sampler. It is hanging on my living room wall as I write this.

Diane has done a wonderful job organizing the retreat. It is full and she has a waiting list. I hope everyone has sent in their registration or be willing to be put on the waiting list.
We will be stitching at Maverick Library Tuesday, August 6, Northwood Presbyterian Church Wednesday, August 7 at 9:30-11, lunch and more afternoon stitching. We will be at Memorial Library, Saturday, August 17 and our last meeting night summer stitch is Tuesday, August 27, 2013. We will be having a Board Meeting Wednesday, August 21 at 6:45 in the Chandler Senior Center.

We still have two more hot months of August and September yet. Come cool off with us at a stitch in soon.

Joan Vanderbrink