Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

March has finally arrived and with its arrival starts my countdown to a much needed vacation. With that in mind I always look to what projects I want to pack. I have a few projects kitted up that I want to start. They are smaller in size so they may be just what I need when suitcase space is at a premium. I also like to take just the fabric of my projects that I need to grid because I do not need a pattern for that. I either pre-cut my sewing thread into the desired length stored in folded paper sleeves to keep the threads from tangling or start the grid lines on the fabric and finish while traveling.

The South Central Region still has open registration for the group correspondence offerings for 2015.

List of GCC’s being offered for 2016 are:

  • Keeping in Shape ($25.00) – Beading
  • Meadow Medley ($35.00) (Surface)
  • Isabella ($42.00) (Whitework/Drawn Thread)
  • Bargello Challenge ($35.00) (Canvas, Encore)
  • Star Spangled Puzzle Ball ($40.00) (Counted, 3-D,Encore) *there is a companion piece coming*

    Group Correspondence courses are a great opportunity to learn more about the different categories of stitching. If you are interested, please sign up by the deadline March 31, 2016. If you complete your GCC piece and receive a certificate you can submitted a request to get $25 from the region.

    If you are attending the SCR’s 2016 Seminar “Boots & Bluebonnets”, all class confirmations and invoices have been sent out. If you have registered to attend the 2016 Seminar, but have NOT received your invoice, please, contact Sharon Davis at the following as soon as possible. If you have not registered, please note that registration is still open.

    For a complete list of open classes, check out the website at Don’t wait – some classes only have limited availability.

    If you are interested in selling your stash at the 2016 Seminar tables will be $40.

    The May luncheon is coming up soon. So if you are interested in attending, please send in your registration for it.

    We had 12 participants for our first SAL and we even had a few finishes. Just a reminder, if you were not able to participate in the first SAL there will be another one starting on April 1 running through to May 31.

    Here is a recap of the categories for the April Showers Bring May Flowers SAL.

    • Any project with water on it.
    • Any project that has flowers on it.
    • Any project with the color Yellow.
    • Any project that uses silks.
    • Any project from a previous Stitch-A-Long

      Bring you projects to the March meeting to sign up or mail me your starting pictures by March 31. 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