Monday, October 7, 2013

October General Meeting of our Guild

First Sunday of the month, and our monthly meeting, with a brief visit of Suzette D., from her new home in Texas, bringing with her the project her new group is working on,

goldwork on perforated paper, before getting to work on our current project 


and we welcomed a guest, who also took part right away in this month's  butterfly design, presented and taught by Ginny H., our program chair.

This project, which  can be made up as an ornament or a scissors fob -- and this writer plans to make a fob to replace the tatty old bit of yarn currently attached to her embroidery scissors -- is one of those fast and satisfying projects which will most probably be finished!

Sally C. showed some of her completed work -- a doorstop and two biscornu, the biscornu on the right  a wonder of piecing and joining as well as stitching

And there were works in progress, here Debi R. works on her turtle, a group project introduced and taught to the group by long-time member Caroline M., who sadly died recently, and will be honored at our holiday party with a reunion of turtles, and picture- taking, to share with her daughter, also a stitcher. 

and Sally C passed around her almost completed Christmas stocking -- some haircuts required for the characters on it, then it's really complete.  It looked wonderful to us already, though.

Liz A. shared magazines and other stitch related items given to her for rehoming, and some of them found new homes.  One of the items, a framed picture of irises, she plans to complete and offer as a gift to the giver, as a thank you for the stitch related treasure trove. But beads and goldwork might get in there..they seem to get into most of her work.

If you're local to Princeton NJ, and would like to join us, contact us at the email address given in our header, and we'll get back to you with exact times and location and an invitation to come join us.  We have a stitch-in, informal group, every Wednesday evening 7-9 p.m., and our monthly general meeting takes place at 1-4 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.  We welcome guests to come and see if they like us, before they need to think about official membership.