President’s Message September 2013

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

We learn something new every day. I saw Lorna Dressler at the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild Show on Friday, August 23, 2013. She said today was the feast day of St. Rose of Lima, the patron saint of embroiderers. I did not know we had a saint looking over our work. I will try saying a prayer to her next time I stitch myself into a corner or while I am ripping out. Today, August 27, 2013, Joyce McCoig said St. Clare is the patron saint of needlework and she is correct also. We have two patron saints of embroidery.

I still have my knitting needles out to finish the Christmas stocking for my great grandson, Hawk Allen. I am past the heels and working towards the toe. I will line it or else it will go the floor with goodies. This is how I got my sewing machine when Kay Allison told me to use my sewing machine to line the stockings. When I said I did not have one she said “How do you live?” It is a portable machine but it does what I want it to do, line Christmas stockings and zig zag the edges of my Aida, quilt piecing and craft work.

We have Amadeus and Friends starting Saturday, September 14 at Chandler Senior Center for three Saturdays. Tawney is trying to get Tanya Berlin after the first of the year. More on this later.
It is hard to believe it is so close but our Christmas luncheon coupon is in this issue. It will be December 15 at Haven River Inn, Comfort, Texas. It is a beautiful place if you have not been there.

I came across an old SANG trifold membership application. The back fold had the EGA emblem and “Welcome to the joys of stitching.” Betty Petty was Membership Chairman and the dues were $25.00. The application part was torn off and I believe it was the one I sent to Betty to become a member. This was in 1994 if my memory is right. Best application form I ever filled out.

Happy September to all our sewers. September is National Sewing month.
We will be stitching in public on Saturday, September 21 at Memorial Library, our monthly day meeting starts again Tuesday, September 24 at Northwood Presbyterian Church and night meeting at 6:45 at Chandler Center. The fall leaves pattern Tawney has planned for September meeting program is pretty. The supply list is in the August newsletter. I hope to see you soon at a meeting or stitch in.

Joan Vanderbrink