January 27, 2016--Signed up to take an ANG CyberPointers Chapter workshop called Oriental Butterfly taught and designed by Ann Strite-Kurz. The class begins April 1st and runs through June 1st of this year. I'm now ready--just purchased some beautiful teal/aqua threads to use in this project.
Oriental Butterfly by Ann Strite-Kurz Project Photo
January 11, 2016--The Rehoboth Beach, DE Museum, has just announced its 6th Annual Needlework Exhibition from March 19 through May 22, 2016. Below are the Exhibition Details and Entry Form.
Come early for your beach vacation and visit the museum at the same time.
Please note if you plan on exhibiting (and I hope you do), your pieces must be submitted between February 26th and March 13th. If you have any questions, please comment below. I have worked as a volunteer at the exhibit for the last 5 years as well as having entered pieces of needlepoint as an exhibitor.
6th Annual Needlework
March 19, 2016
through May 22, 2016
(The museum is CLOSED
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and THURSDAYS)
On behalf the
Rehoboth Beach Historical Society
February 26 through March 13, 2016
(The Museum is CLOSED TUESDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS)
March 19 through May 22, 2016
Rehoboth Avenue, at the entrance to the City of Rehoboth Beach, near the
lighthouse traffic circle and the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.
Monday and Friday, 10-4, and Saturday and Sunday,
DAILY ADMISSION FEES: Exhibitors only may visit the
museum for free. Admission is by donation for all others.
There will be a closing reception for exhibitors May 22
from Noon to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. You may pick up your work
Each entry must be the work of a living person and
appropriately finished. We reserve the right to display items in the manner we
deem most appropriate and to refuse items deemed inappropriate for display. Entries
requiring hanging must be wired. No saw tooth hanging devices will be accepted.
Entries must be labeled with the stitcher’s name and phone number.
Adult: For stitchers 18 years old or older.
Junior: For stitchers 17 years of age or younger
at the time the work was completed.
A unique design and composition, which is entirely the
product of the stitcher’s own mind and hands. This includes interpretations of
nature and art through stitching.
Works using any element of a designer’s pattern for
needlework. Includes: charted or painted canvas, printed graphs, kits, class
projects, and minor alterations thereto.
·Canvaswork/Needlepoint: Traditional, multi-stitch (4+)
or painted canvas
·Embroidery: Including but not limited to Crewel, Goldwork, Silk Ribbon, Stumpwork,
Surface, White Work.
·Heirloom Sewing: Smocking, Fine hand sewing, Needle
Lace, Quilting (please note, only those quilts awarded prizes will be displayed
in full due to space constraints).
·Lace: Bobbin Lace, Battenburg, Filet Guipure, etc.
·Miniature: 32-count or higher, over one thread
A nationally certified judge will award ribbons. Major
award winners will be announced just prior to the opening reception. Entrants should fill out forms carefully to
ensure that each piece is properly classified. The Historical Society reserves
the right to re-classify entries.
Best in Show – across all techniques
Place, Second Place, Third Place – for each technique
Honorable Mention - the judge reserves the right to choose the
number of honorable mention winners
People’s Choice – by popular vote
All entries must remain at the RehobothBeachMuseum for the duration
of the exhibition.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Five. Entries must not have been in previous RBHS
exhibits, but may have been in other
Members of RBHS: $5 per entry, $5 per additional entry
per adult entry, $5 per additional entry
junior entry, $1 each additional entry.
Sets containing several items will be charged $1 for
each additional item.
Make checks payable to RehobothBeach
Historical Society (RBHS), 511
Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE19971
Society Memberships are available:
Anna Hazzard: $100
Membership is tax-deductable. Please send a separate
check for membership.
ENTRIES BY MAIL:
PLEASE NOTE: Entries will be accepted by mail but
will not be returned by mail. All entries must be picked up at the museum.
Entries MUST BE RECEIVED BY March 13, 2016. Entries by mail must be shipped in
a sturdy container and must contain a completed entry form. Mailing address: RehobothBeachMuseum,
511 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE19971. Please call (302) 227-7310 for
HAND DELIVERED ENTRIES:
Exhibitors are urged to pre-register by sending
completed forms and fees in the mail to The Rehoboth Beach Museum by February 25,
2016. Please make checks payable to the RehobothBeach
Historical Society. Walk-in entries are accepted February 26 through March 13, 2016, between the hours of 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. NOTE: The Museum is closed Tuesdays through Thursdays. No
entries will be accepted after March 13, 2016. Entries must be picked up by May
26 , 2016.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
coverage is the responsibility of the owner/depositor.
depositor warrants that he or she holds full and clear title to the object(s)
identified on the face of the entry form or is the agent of the owner
authorized to deposit the objects(s) with the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.
may be examined, photographed, measured, or otherwise reproduced for
educational or promotional purposes.
object(s) will be returned only to the depositor unless RBHS is notified in
writing to the contrary.
are not picked up by the last pick-up date, a $5 per day storage fee will be
charged. After 30 days, the object will be deemed an unrestricted gift to the
January 3, 2016--Just now added cording to this piece, making it into a really lovely ornament.
Shingles Ornament Completed
November 3, 2015--Earlier this year Gay Ann Rogers, a well known needlework designer, developed a serious case of shingles which kept her down for many months. She wrote about her experience, encouraging everyone to get the shingles shot and share stories about shingles which she later published on her web site (link below). For each story sent to Gay Ann, the sender received free instructions for the Shingles Ornament she designed (my story is number 52). I have completed the stitching of this beautiful ornament and will have it finished similar to the style shown on her web site.
Note: Gay Ann reports she has closed this offer and the Shingles Ornament is no longer available. But no fear, she has many, many other beautiful designs offered for sale in the Spring and Fall.
January 1, 2016--My first post of the year and it's all about orts. I did a little needlepointing in the 70's and 80's, but didn't start up again until 2009. Since then, I've been saving all the leftover bits and pieces from completed projects--six years worth--transferring them from my blue and white ort box to a zip lock baggie. I plan on using these orts to stuff a medium size pillow, needlepointing the front to say ORTS in grand and colorful letters. The top will have a zipper so I may keep stuffing the pillow with orts from future projects.
Wishing everyone a happy and joyous 2016 with lots of orts in your future.
Ort Collection 2009 - 2015
PS - I can see a lot of yellow and brown/red wool threads in the bag which came from stitching a Mt. Vernon seat cover. A true labor of love which I wrote about in my Mt. Vernon, VA Seat Cushion blog.