Most of the contributors to this blog meet monthly to stitch as the Azalea Sampler Guild. Many in the group have been meeting for a number of years, while some of us are relative newbies to the group, if not to stitching. Regular viewers may notice the new header. At the last meeting (back in March which means I'm really late getting this written) I managed to get pictures of the items everyone was working on and thought it would make a great header, at least for awhile. And so you know what each masterpiece is and who is stitching it I thought I'd give the rundown.
JCS 1707 from The Scarlett Letter. It's an amazing piece and Maria has been lucky enough to see the original in person at the Sampler Museum in Celle, Germany. It's an amazing piece and I look forward to seeing it finished. Unfortunately that won't be until later in the year since Maria is off to spend the summer at her home in Italy. Our group will miss her while she's gone.
Margery Dean. It's a beautiful piece with some amazing colors. I love the honeysuckle border but I'm not sure I'd want to do as the pattern suggests and fill in the entire background with cream cross stitches. I'll have to remember to ask Loretta if she's going to do that part or just let the linen show through. Either way I think it will look fantastic.
Jenny Bean Halloween. (At least I think that's which one she's working on, you'd think I'd know but I didn't write it down because I just knew I'd remember!) I have to tell you all that Jackie hasn't been stitching long and she's really learned a lot since her first lesson and is becoming a great stitcher.
Elizabeth Easton by the Goode Huswife. You just have to love that large bird at the top! Normally Kerri is working on a large piece and she's got some lovely BAPs that I hope you get to see pictures of soon.
Ann Rogers 1820 from The Essamplaire. Linda has another beautiful piece in the making here and she's almost finished. I didn't get a good picture of this one, the colors are much better than this picture shows.
I didn't get a picture of Karen's start on AotH or what I was working on, HallowEden. Karen said she didn't have enough done for it to show up and well I was being lazy taking a picture of mine. I'm hoping to do this again when we meet and maybe even getting the post up earlier to give you an idea of what we are doing.