Friday, September 15, 2006
EGA Mystery Sampler
The September 2006 issue of NeedleArts arrived. Included are Lessons X & XI of the Mystery Sampler designed by Jana P. Kerr. I have some small eyelets, Standish Stitch & Montenegrin completed. Lesson XI has blackwork & queen stitch strawberry motif.
There is a min-star sampler [Part I of VII] by Eileen Gilliland. It is interesting. It has 13 blocks w/motifs utilizing a variety of stitches (blackwork, pattern darning, satin stitches, filling stitches -- plus pulled thread!). Uses Caron Wildflowers & floss. I just might have to start this once I finish the Mystery Sampler!
I was interested to read [Synopsis of Minutes] "EGA has been losing money since 2002"... and they are considering publishing the Education Catalog q 2 years w/updates in NeedleArts Magazine. Also I noted "Reproductions of items from the EGA Collection are being prepared for sale as patterns or kits" hmmmm, sounds interesting. AND they are 'increasing fees for GCC and increasing salaries for ICC teachers and ICC fees'. Sounds like the Youth Membership will be a reality soon. Interesting stuff from EGA Headquarters