2005 Anniversary Party

Date: 10/9/2005
Time: 1:30-4:00
Type: Meeting
Location: Glen Ellyn Library
Teacher: Ellen Chester

It’s the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild’s 7th Anniversary!  We’re having a
birthday party to celebrate. Join us for fun, refreshments and a special surprise.
Ellen Chester of With My Needle has designed a project especially for our guild, to
celebrate our 7th anniversary.

To celebrate our 7th anniversary, Ellen Chester has created a Friends in
Stitches sewing set.  We’ll also have special refreshments for our birthday celebration. 
Here is what Ellen says about the project:

 This sewing case celebrates the bonds created among stitching friends. 
The project is dedicated to my friends of the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild on the occasion
of  their 7th anniversary.

The front of the case
features two girls holding a piece of embroidery
representing the bond between them.  Also on the front of the case are
cardinals and  violets.  You can personalize the case front with your
own initials.
On the back of the sewing
case is a small sampler with the lovely old verse, My needle does my heart engage. 
There are also dividing bands with various sampler stitches and more cardinals and
violets.  There is room to further personalize your case.  The model is
personalized with the name of the guild, Lake Michigan Sampler Guild
The inside of the case has an embroidered pinkeep on one side and a pocket for storing
your needlework treasures on the other side.
In addition to the sewing case, there is a needlebook resembling a sampler with dividing
bands worked in different sampler stitches.

Stitches used:  alternating double backstitch, backstitch, closed
herringbone, cross stitch, cross stitch over one linen thread, four sided,
mosaic, Rhodes heart, rice stitch variation, satin, smyrna cross, tent, vertical closed
herringbone, and zigzag.

Kit Contents:  In addition to photos and detailed directions for stitching
and assembling the project, the kit includes 32-count linen, silk threads,
silk dupioni for the lining, hand-dyed ribbon, beads for the closures, Skirtex interfacing,

Special Order Items

The following items can be preordered and will be
delivered at the class. Please contact Amy Keaton to order.

Scrimshaw ruler:  $28
Scrimshaw threadwinder:  $38
Sterling silver cardinal charm:  $5 (The charm makes a nice embellishment on
a scissors tassel.)


Deadline to Register: August 15, 2005
Cost including teaching fee is $60.