June, July and August, 2016 programs

Hope you are all enjoying your vacation!! I know you all had a wonderful time at the luncheon and enjoyed Helen’s talk about Threads of Blessing.

I received the following lovely note from her :

I also heard from Cindy Hambrick that she enjoyed the class and thought you all did, too. She also enjoyed meeting the few of you she didn’t know from other events.
Thank You from me for all being on time and prepared for the class! I’ve seen one of the finished pieces and it is wonderful!

We suspend all of our programs for the summer — there will be no morning meetings, and the evening meetings are informal stitch-ins (perfect for working on our Stitch-a-Long projects!)

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

Oh my goodness I cannot believe that it is June already. I finished sewing my star together from Cindy Hambrick’s Beaded Star class that we had in May. I have not put the finishing touches on the star yet. One of my segments seems to be falling apart because I did not secure the middle very well. So I will need to re-stitch that segment and put it back together. I can say that Silamide is not my favorite beading thread … it just seems to tangle and when I get to the end of my thread it tends to start untwisting.

I would like to thank Marilyn Veach for coordinating with the Forum to host the Beaded Star class on May 14 and May 15. It was so nice to see all the interest in what the guild was doing from the residents.

SCR Seminar 2016 Boots and Bluebonnets will be held June 15-18 at the Westin Dallas Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, Texas 75251. The guild will be hosting a stash table at seminar. If you would like to donate items to the guild that can be sold as fund raiser please contact Pat Sweet.

The Guild will be organizing a road trip on June 11 to go see the School Girl Sampler Exhibit in Fredericksburg. We will be meeting at VIA Park and Ride at 1604 and IH 10 to carpool. This is an exciting opportunity to view an exhibit that is made up of samplers from the local region. Please contact Joan Vanderbrink if you are interested in attending.

Your nominating committee members are Joan Vanderbrink (board), Pat Sweet (day group), Joyce McCoig (day group), Beverly Moltz (night group), and Karin Shaw (night group). They will be having meetings over the summer to come up with a new slate of officers to serve for 2017-2018. If you are interested in an office with the guild for the next two years please let one of the committee members know.

Just a reminder, if you were not able to participate in the second SAL there will be another one starting on July 1 running through to August 31.
Here is a recap of the categories for the Americana SAL.

  • Any project that uses beads.
  • Any project that has an Americana theme.
  • Any project that uses the color Blue.
  • Any project that uses variegated threads
  • Any project from a previous Stitch-A-Long

    Bring your projects to the June night meeting to sign up (if you can’t make that meeting and are unable to email or text Jessica a picture, you could go to any get together and ask someone to photograph it and send it to Jessica). All entries must be received by Jessica no later than June 30. Don’t forget to include your name, SAL category, and a starting picture of your piece. Remember the goal of these SALs is to encourage progress on your projects, so why not join in and let us all cheer you on to a finish.

    As always happy stitching,

    -Jessica Jones