November 2005


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December Meeting:  Saturday, December 3rd (Note: 1st Saturday)

Site:  Julia Appell's home (2 Deer Run, Farmington)

Time:  10 am

Directions:  Exit 39 from Rt. 84 becomes Rt. 4 through Farmington.  At the light in the center of the village (at the country club), make a right onto Rt. 10/202 (Waterville Road) heading toward Avon.  Deer Run Road is 1.2 miles on the right.  Go to the center of the circle and take the driveway on the left.  The house is the first on the left.

Schedule:  The class will work until 12:15pm.  At that time, we will drive over to The Grist Mill, a wonderful restaurant on the Farmington River, for a delicious luncheon.  You may have a salad, a choice of four entrees, dessert and coffee or tea.  Wine may be purchased separately if you wish.  Below is some information to peak your interest!

      Welcome to The Grist Mill Restaurant.  Celebrating their fourth year as owners of the Grist Mill, Anthony & Kristine Giraulo continue to uphold the highly accredited reputation of the Mill's traditional European style cuisine while incorporating a contemporary flair. Their accomplished team of chefs have brilliantly mastered the culinary arts to deliver only the finest creations to your table.  Enhance your dining experience with expertly selected wines, chosen to compliment your seasonal dishes.

      This spring our new riverside Bistro will be open to serve alternative fare and cocktails. You are invited to enjoy the natural and romantic surroundings of the Farmington River at its finest.  Come and indulge yourself in a unique outdoor dining experience, right at the river's edge.

      Whether it is a quite evening out together or celebrating as a group in one of our private dining rooms, you will find that our web site has a wealth of information to assist you in deciding that the Grist Mill is the perfect location for your next dining experience.

Here is a description of the class:
Learn to make a lovely beaded choker or longer necklace in the quick and easy Netting technique.  Linda Berry learned this from Joyce Lukomski, a talented national teacher, and is pleased to share her knowledge with us.  Joyce has given Linda permission to use her instruction diagram and Linda adds her own perspective.  CRVC is treating all participants to the supplies.  You have a choice of the three color combinations shown (from top to bottom):


1. Midnight Blue and Jade

2. Chocolate Brown and Antique Gold

3. Midnight Blue and Amethyst

Please sign up and indicate your first and second color choices as soon as possible.  Linda will try and honor your first choice but her supplier may not be able to get your favorite color at the last minute.

Registration coupon:  At the end of this newsletter you will find a coupon to register.  It is important to make your choices immediately so we can have the supplies you need.  The cost of the day is only $20 because we are subsidizing expenses with our funds on hand.  Celebrate the season and enjoy a wonderful day!

February Meeting:  Saturday, February 11th

Site:  Julia's home in Farmington
Time:  10 am to 3 pm
Program:  Part II of Lynn Payette's "Dragon" and Tanya Berlin's "Etui"

It is time to elect new officers for the next two years.  If you are interested in serving on the CRVC Board, please contact Chris Paul at or any other board member.  We'd love to have you join us.

Stitching Getaways:  The following is the schedule for the West Side Day and Evening groups.  They will meet in the months that we do not have a chapter meeting, and a focus for each meeting is listed below:



Nov. 8 Kathryn Lord will demonstrate triple matting Nov. 22 Julia Appell will discuss finishing of small counted thread items

The West Side Day group will be meeting from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at Suzanne Newton's house in West Simsbury.  Bring along your lunch and a project you are working on and/or any project you would like to share.  Please email or phone Suzanne at or 860-658-2037 if you plan to attend.

The West Side Evening group will meet at Julia Appell's house in Farmington from 6:30 PM to 9 PM.  For those coming from work, bring your supper or a sandwich.  Also, bring along a stitching project or something you would like help with or are willing to share.  Please contact Julia at or 860-677-9125.

Pequot Colony - The New London Library will be undergoing major renovation starting in October of this year.  Rather than trying to find another room where they can meet, they have decided to have their stitch-ins at various members' homes.  The schedule for November and January is as follows:

11/17/05 - Barbara Crum's house at 100 Cove Road, Stonington, 06378

      12/05 - No meeting

  1/19/06 - Anne Connerton's house at 507 Stonington Road (Route 1), Stonington, 06378

Barb Crum's house will be backup for any month that the hostess named isn't available.  Doris will be a backup for Barb, especially in the winter.

If more information is needed, call Doris Boas at 860-572-8441, or email at

Annual Meeting:  Saturday, April 8th -- Luncheon, elections, challenges due plus morning program

June Meeting:  Workshops (June 3 & 4)

Michael Boren, a rising star in the embroidery world, is coming to teach two one-day canvas workshops on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th.  Several of his pieces were on display at Thistle Needleworks for our meeting last June.  Information on "Arabella", the Saturday class, is listed below:


A Counted Canvas Design

Stitched with Gumnut Yarns "Aztecs" stranded silk, "Jewels" perle silk,
"Opals" silk & wool, "Moonbeams" mohair and "Gemstones" wool,
and Kreinik #8 Braid

Design size: 4 3/8" x 4 3/8"
on 18 mono canvas

Shown in Garnet colorway

Alternate colorways:

Can also be stitched in
the Daphne colorways:


As usual, this picture does not do the piece justice as it is much more beautiful in person.  Watch for news of the second class, a design that is still in progress.  Your cost for the classes will be kit fees only, as the chapter will pay travel and teaching expenses.  How can you NOT take advantage of this premier educational experience?!

CRVC-EGA Program


December 3, 2005
Amt. Pd.______________

Check #______________

Date Pd. __________
    (keep as your receipt)


CRVC Program Registration Form -- December Meeting

Mail completed form to: Linda Berry, 203 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107-3201.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.

Please indicate your first and second choice of beads:

______________________Midnight Blue and Jade

______________________Chocolate Brown and Antique Gold

______________________Midnight Blue and Amethyst

Name:     _________________________________________________
Phone:    ___________________ Email:________________________

Total Enclosed $________________($20 for lunch at The Grist Mill )

Due to the $10 increase voted by National EGA, our primary membership dues is now $47.

CRVC-EGA Membership

$47. Primary Membership
$15. Plural Membership (NER)
$18. Plural Membership (not NER)

For a membership card, please enclose a SASE.

Amt. Pd. ____________

Check #  ____________

Date Pd. ____________


CRVC-EGA Membership and Address Change Form

Mail your completed form to: Suzanne Newton, CRVC-EGA Membership, 14 Madison Lane, West Simsbury, CT 06092.  Make check payable to CRVC-EGA.  Enclose SASE for membership card.

      __ Address Change
      __ CRVC Primary Membership ($47)
      __ Plural Membership, Primary Chapter in New England Region ($15)
      __ Plural Membership, Primary Chapter not in New England Region ($18)

Name:            ____________________________________________________

Address:        ____________________________________________________

City, ST, ZIP ____________________________________________________

Phone:           ______________________ Email:________________________

Primary Chapter:   _______________________________________________

Membership No.  ______________________   Total Enclosed $___________

Can you volunteer your time to CRVC:        __ yes          __ no

See you at the December 3rd meeting!