Sunday, May 1, 2016

Princeton EGA embroiderers at work

This week is a busy one in the Guild, with members showing some exquisite finished items

 Here's a superb piece of beaded work from Florence L, worn as a neckpiece.  It's also a tiny purse, and the workmanship is unbelievably fine.

And here Maureen C. finished her Tenerife lace piece, a wonderful piece of lacework, first one she ever did.

and Saturday there was the Stitch-In at the Historical Society of Princeton, where Helen H, Ginny H, and Liz A  took part in a varied day of historically significant activities, lectures, walking tours and games, in the setting of an old farmhouse, their new headquarters. 

Here we set up a display of completed works and wips, showing seven different needleart forms.

And here Ginny demonstrates the technique of punch needle, surrounded by our works in progress.

Then since our Metro region had invited us to create name tags for the instructors at next year's regional convention, our Sunday May 1 meeting was taken up with preparation for that, guided by Metro stitchers. 

Here Ellen Sanes and Janice Meyers  confer with Ginny  on the nametag approaches and deadlines. 

Not yet in the picture because still on the road, is Susan Roe.  

The trio led us in an excellent presentation, with great preparation, supplying us with fabric, threads, designs and the list of names needing tags at next year's regional convention, plus a sample completed tag in its carrying bag.  They even brought paper copies of the pin which will eventually be attached to the nametags, and for which the design needs to leave space, as you see below.

The more prompt among us completed tags before the afternoon was out!  it was great to host stitchers from another chapter at our membership meeting, and to be part of a regional program.

Next month's meeting will be the annual picnic, this year hosted by Carol G., and she needs to know your menu item for the potluck list.  In a daring break from tradition, this year Liz A. is not going to bring devilled eggs!