To Thine Own Self Be True
It’s February: the month of love, valentines and, depending on where you live, really cold temperatures! While brainstorming the theme for this month’s newsletter, I thought what better topic to focus on than types of warmth! Warmth can come from: working on an ongoing project, beginning a new project, or gathering with friends to laugh and stitch. Below are some stitching project ideas that are sure to offer warmth while being true to what motivates you to enjoy this craft.
As mentioned in the January newsletter and at the meeting, beginning in February we are pleased to join with A Stitching Shop to offer a monthly Stitch-A-Long group devoted to samplers. The first Sunday of each month, sampler lovers can gather at Christine’s shop for hours of stitching fun and camaraderie. Bring along any sampler you are working on! Or if you are in the mood for a new start, perhaps consider joining the global sensation offered by Linen and Threads! The warmth of making new friends from all around the world is sure to be invigorating.
Maybe you’ve decided to take up one of the Guild’s challenge pieces for 2018. Designs from Barbara Ana, Plum Street Samplers, and With Thy Needle and Thread offer a wide range of sampler styles; or you might have picked up one of the bonus challenge designs from the ladies of Blackbird Designs. All of the designs offer a wide variety of styles, one which is sure to entice you.
Finally, there are some new releases that are just wonderful! I have to admit to getting a warm feeling while perusing their release. I love Festive Little Fobs1-Valentine by Heartstring Samplery! So much cuteness in one chart! Heart In Hand has released two adorable new charts just in time for Valentine’s Day: ‘Merry Making Mini- Floral Heart” and “Yay For Love”! They are quick to stitch and are sure to make you smile all the while.
So, whatever motivates you this month, choose something that is you! There are many wonderful designs out there and great options to get together and stay warm!
Until next time, Happy stitching!
Danielle Gavito, President