Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

It is hard to believe that it is December. With the holidays just around the corner, I know some of you are trying to finish those last minute stitched gifts. As I look back at the year, I find that most of my plans for my stitching did not go as expected. I will say that I did make extensive progress on my beading. I completed 4 of the beaded ornaments that we did for the May Luncheon in 2013, my beaded name tag for the national seminar, and the beaded bracelet that Joyce McCoig taught in November. I love the calm that beading brings when you find your rhythm. The one thing I find difficult about beading is not being able to skip around like you can with cross stitch or needlepoint. You have to power through to the boring areas of the design to get to parts of the design that attracted you to it.

I would like to thank Joyce McCoig for teaching the November technique class. If you are interested in getting involved why not teach a technique class or present a program? Many of you have your own areas of expertise in your stitching and I think the guild could benefit from this knowledge. The Guild is always looking for new ideas. So if you are interested contact Pat Sweet.

I would like to thank Diane Williams for making our Christmas Luncheon a success. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes and she does a fantastic job every time.

We will be teaching a children’s class in February at Forrest Hill Library on February 27, 2016. If you would like to help the Guild teach, please contact Joan Vanderbrink.

We will be starting the Stitch-A-Longs next year. Because this is a new concept for some we will be extending the check-in for sign up for the first SAL to January 9, 2016. We will be making a stitch-in of it!

If you have not signed up we will take pictures and get you signed up. If you already signed up then this is your opportunity to get some dedicated time to your project. I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Here is a recap of the categories for the Happy New Year SAL.

SAL 1 – January and February 2016 Happy New Year SAL

o New Start
o Any project you have with a winter theme.
o Any project you have with hearts or LOVE on it. o Any project with the color Grey.
o Any project that has specialty stitches.

With the year coming to a close, I would like to wish everybody Happy Holidays. I feel that we have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to in the coming year.

As always happy stitching,

-Jessica Jones