Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

May is here and I hope all of you survived hail storms we had for April this year. I hope all of you made some progress on your SAL projects. I am not as far along as I would like to be. It just may be because I joined in on a challenge to stitch one page of a full coverage design. The challenge of this task is to stitch this page cross country. To learn more about what cross country stitching is, you can read my article “Cross Country What?”

It is that time of year again this is just a reminder that your annual dues are due this month. If you have already sent in your check for renewal, thank you. If you have not, there is still time to get dues in before the end of May, please mail them to Karin Shaw. Her address is on the membership coupon in this newsletter.

I want to thank Mary Hodges for teaching our technique class in April Serger Class 201. 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 stitching and I think the guild could benefit from this knowledge. The Guild is always looking for new ideas, so if you’re interested contact Pat Sweet.

I want to thank Pat Sweet, Diane Williams and Marilyn Veach for making our May Luncheon a success. A lot of work goes on behind the scenes and these lovely ladies do a fantastic job every time.

I look forward to seeing those of you signed up for the Beaded Star class on May 14 and May 15. It will be from 9:30am – 4:00pm Saturday and 9:00am – 3:30pm Sunday, The Forum, 111 W. Nottingham. The deadline to join has passed for this event.

June 15-18 SCR Seminar 2016 Boots and Bluebonnets will be held at the Westin Dallas Park Central, 12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, Texas 75251. For those of you signed up to go, I hope you have a good time and learn something new to share with the guild.

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. 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). If you are interested in an office with the guild for the next two years please let one of the committee members know.

As always happy stitching,

Jessica Jones