Peace by Kim Sanders
I was in church and we prayed, as we always do for our military members, and then later we passed the peace. As I thought about peace, I realized that peace—the absence of war in our homeland—is what our military members sacrifice so much to give the rest of us. When reading the news, one realizes that not all horrific injuries involve the loss of limb, but sometimes the injuries are psychological. I thought how much I wish that all our service members with PTSD could find peace. So I took ‘peace’ as my theme and created a pulled and drawn thread design ornamented with beads. This design can be used at Christmas as a decoration or as a box top or framed piece year-round.
Stars and Stripes by Gail Stafford
This small band sampler is stitched in red, white and blue overdyed threads on 18-count canvas but Gail encourages you to make substitutions for these threads as you desire. This project would be perfect for a chapter project, especially if your chapter makes book marks for literacy programs.
Eyes of Gold by Terri Bay
Normally, Ukrainian White Work is stitched in all white threads but Terri has added sophisticated glitz by stitching the eyelets in gold. She finished this small square as an ornament, but consider combining the square in multiples to create a larger square, rectangle, or band. The multiple squares would look perfect touching each other or you can vary the look by stitching a narrow band that separates and frames the squares. One interesting idea for a chapter project would be to challenge members to combine Terri’s pattern in many different ways!
About Projects Supporting Wounded Service Members:
Every three years when a new EGA president is appointed, the incoming president has the privilege of appointing a charity to support. President Janet Noble has selected America’s wounded service members as her designated National Outreach Project. Multiple sets of designs are planned for release throughout her term.