Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye… September 2015

Well it is September. Where did the time go? I am getting excited because EGA’s National Seminar in San Antonio will be here before we know it. I have already received my first teacher’s letter for one of the classes I will be taking. Because the national Seminar will take up the fourth week of October, we will be moving our fourth Tuesday meeting to the third Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

I want to thank Joan Vanderbrink, Pat Allison, Joyce McCoig, and Mary Hodges who stitched with me at the bead show held at Pedrotti’s Ranch on August 15th and August 16th. I had good time and I even finished my beaded ornament that was our May Luncheon 2013 project. We talked to several people interested in learning more about our guild. There is another bead show at Pedrotti’s Ranch later on this year so if you were not able to attend this time but would like to attend a future show, contact Joan for details.

If you have not signed up for the retreat this year and would like to attend please contact Diane Williams to see if there is room available. This year the retreat will be held at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, September 30 – October 4.

The guild will be donating a basket to be used as a door prize for the national seminar in October. If you would like to make a donation or a contribution please let me know.

Pat Sweet has been working very hard this year to keep us busy. Take a look at the Technique classes we have for the rest of the year:

  • September: Altered Tins for our outreach program
  • October: A Class to Dye for
  • November: Beading class

With the national seminar next month, I would like to just highlight a few dos and don’ts.

  • Make sure you have as much of the pre- stitching done as you can.
  • Be kind and courteous.
  • Take lots of notes.
  • No food or beverages near the needlework.
  • Be punctual for class. This includes coming back from lunch and breaks.
  • Do not interrupt the teacher when she is talking.
  • Notify the teacher if you need to leave early.
  • Do not answer any questions for the teacher.
  • Do not distract the teacher with questions about other needlework projects.
  • Keep outside conversations to a minimum.
  • If you have to have a cell phone have it on vibrate or one beep. Quietly excuse yourself and take the call outside where you will not be overheard by others.
  • Do not be a distraction to others.
  • Pick up after yourselves

I want us to make a good impression at seminar. I have paraphrased some of these do’s and don’t from out of an article in our 2014 membership directory that starts on page 19 “How To Get The Most Out Of Workshop” and added some others. Please take the time to re-read it before attending the seminar.

As always happy stitching, Jessica