Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A project for my guild

Heart Bookmark
DMC on antique white belfast
LMSG group project
  This year I wanted to get back to some guilds. I have belonged to many different guilds over the years but family obligations and the many church ministries I belong to have always made it hard to attend. But this year I am determined to join and ATTEND some guilds! 

I really enjoy the camaraderie with other stitchers/ needleworkers. So the first one I joined was Lake Michigan Sampler Guild. I have belonged to this guild before and was pleased to see, when I went to the January meeting, that many of the same people are still involved and they are going strong. 

I quickly signed up for 2 classes being taught by Joanne Harvey, of The Examplerary in April. (and I mean, how glamorous is that second one, Elizabeth Taylor, I ask you!)
Betsy Davis

Elizabeth Taylor

The group project for January was this heart bookmark(above)-and the sweetest little kit was handed out to all. It included all of the materials to stitch this simple heart design, and the cutest thing was the little heart magnet that held the needle! 

This month, one of the members will teach us all how to do the hemstitch edging to finish it up. I already know how to do it, but I would like to see how others do it and I always have trouble mitering those corners-so maybe I'll get some pointers.

Next week I am going to go to a quilt guild meeting and see what that is all about. I could really use some motivation to finish the 3 big quilts I have started as well as learn some new techniques.


Vonna said...

I've been yearning too, but I don't think there are any groups that meet around here...I mean there are some up in Indy, but that's about 1 hour drive...
I sure am excited to hear all about your new projects and see their beauty!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the hearts. There are always in season if you ask me. :)