Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

Can you believe it is February? So how well did we do on our SAL pieces? I am struggling with trying to get the silk to lay flat on my piece and the metallic to show up with some sparkle and definition. It may be why I put the piece away. I am so close to getting to the part I love about the design. I am trying to persevere. Wish me luck.

For me this month is a little bitter sweet. Some of you know that one of my cousins passed away in May of 2015 of heart disease. What you may not know is that she is the one who taught me to cross stitch. Her birthday would have been this month and it is hard to pick up my stitching and not think about her. I miss her dearly.

February has been designated “Stitch In Public Month” with the official day being February 6. I would like to encourage those of you who may not attend the Stitch-Ins on a regular basis that we hold at the local libraries to make an effort to attend one of these events. Remember our primary goal is to foster an awareness and appreciation for the art of needlework and embroidery.

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.

All I can say is WOW! We have some extremely talented people whose talents extend beyond the world of embroidery. I enjoyed getting to see everyone’s other interest at our January meeting. Are there other aspects of your other interest that you can carry over into your stitching? Would you like to give a program on it? What other techniques would you like to see the guild do a program on?

As always happy stitching,

Jessica Jones