Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye… March 2014

We all have enough projects to last us without ever buying another but we keep buying every one that strikes our fancy. I hope to get Debbie Stiehler’s Berkshire Revisited that she taught at ANG. It is a front door with a tiny American Flag. I just fell in love with it. She is not teaching now and is selling the kit. She is to email me with the cost.

Ruth Owens was stitching an Ilse Altherr blackwork piece, Fantasy Garden, at the last retreat. My sister wanted to stitch it also. I remembered taking the class but did not finish the piece. I enjoyed going through all my tote bags with partially started projects looking for Fantasy Garden. I used to put pieces in X-ray boxes from when I was working. The boxes were great for projects on the stretcher bars and were heavy cardboard. Then I was talking to my sister on the phone and spied an X-ray box and knew that was where it was. I told Carol “I will call you back” and bee lined it for the box and there it was, a partially started blackwork Fantasy Garden from 2000. Problem solved.

We are delighted to have Ellen Riojas Clark, Ph.D., from UTSA speaking at our May 3 luncheon at Ft. Sam Golf Course. Her article on Huipiles is in the September 2013 Needlearts. Huipiles are beautiful woven blouses. Make your reservations now. Coupon is in this newsletter.

Tawney has some great projects lined up for technique class and meeting programs. Mark your calendars for our retreat October 29 to November 2 at Inn of the Hills in Kerrville. There will be more info soon in this newsletter.

Take me out to the ball game on May 15 for stitch and pitch at a Missions game. The coupon is in this newsletter. Come and bring your family and friends and your stitching that night.

Joan Vanderbrink