Friday, April 19, 2013

Lots of Eye Candy from Members of SGR

Here are photos of some of the wonderful projects stitched by members of the Sampler Guild of the Rockies.

First is Jen showing off her Friends in Stitches Sewing Case.  Jen took this class a few years ago with the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild when she lived in Chicago.

Next is Joanna with her completed A Needleworker's Sampler Huswif.  Joanna took this class several years ago while living in Michigan.

Next is Patti with her Paradise Lost.  Last week Patti posted a photo of her project on Facebook and got lots of inquiries from stitchers looking for the design, which is one of my early ones.  Yes, it is still available.  Just ask your LNS to contact me to get a copy.

And here is Patti with Eliza's Pinpillow.  This is a complimentary design that can be found on my website.

And here is Joanna again, this time with her Agnes Scott, a Scottish reproduction sampler.  Joanna added her own name left of the house.

And here she is with her Ackworth Friendship Book.

This is the carrying bag Joanna made for her book.  The  package this product has charts and directions for assemblying the book and also atemplate and assembly directions for the bag.

Valerie also brought her Ackworth Friendship Book for me to see.

And here is Leigh with her Ackworth Friendship Book.  I stitched my model using only one thread color, but Leigh used several different thread and linen colors for her beautiful book.

Here is Loni with Quaker Sampling I.  I first met Loni years ago at one of the needlework tradeshows.  She has since closed her shop.

Here is Theresa with her A Most Noble Pursuit.  This was a collaboration sampler between ten designers.  Theresa chose to stitch eight of the ten blocks for her version.  Candy Scott, who is one of the two designers for The Workbasket, was at the Sunday meeting, so I asked her if she would be in the photo also.  The Workbasket's design is in the upper left corner, and mine is in the upper right.

Jean, Nancy, and Janice surprised their friend Sandy by stitching A Petite Sampling Etui for her.  This was a collaboration project I did with three other designers.  What a thrill it must have been for Sandy to receive such a wonderful gift from her friends.

Here are photos of a pincushion Joyce made using some of my Quaker designs.  Look at the cute beaded edge she added.

Two of the ladies who were in the Long May She Wave class on Thursday bought their pieces Sunday so we could see the wonderful progress they've made.  Both were nearly finished with the stitching.  I bet we'll soon be seeing photos of their completed sewing cases.

Here is Mary.

And here is Janet.  Her friends say she gets so much stitching done because she always seems to have a needle in her hand.

Thank you to all who brought such wonderful projects for Show and Tell.  I think there will soon be more photos posted at the Sampler Guild of the Rockies website, so check it out.

And then, all too soon, the retreat was over.  Before parting ways, we took one final photo.  Here I am with Judy, the guild president, and Kathy, the guild's program chairperson.

Thanks, everyone, for making my Sampler Guild of the Rockies visit such a memorable one!


Marilyn said...

Oh, that must have been a fun time.
ALL of the pics of stitcher's work are gorgeous.
Hats off to a great designer! :)
Thanks for sharing the pics.

Faye said...

What a wonderful display of happy stitchers and their wonderful stitched pieces!! I enjoyed seeing all of your fantastic designs!!!!!

Natalia said...

Looks like so much fun, Ellen ! I am so sorry I missed your class. I had to go to Spain to care for my dad, but I will be admiring all the goodies my friends god during your class. Maybe next time !!!

Meari said...

Your photos look like it was so much fun! I loved seeing all the projects.