Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March 2015 Meeting

We had a great meeting on St. Patrick's Day. Lots to chat about since our February meeting was snowed out.
We are gearing up for our 10th anniversary in September by trying to get as many members as possible to 'sign' our member roll. Members have been stitching their name and some sort of sampler row or small picture or motif on the roll. Each person also add their name to a paper list and describes what they stitched. It is an amazing record of our group. Please talk with Jean Connelly, our chapter president, if you haven't had your chance to stitch yet. 

As always, lots of lovely items on our Ta-Da table. The pot holders are too pretty to be used and have been made up beautifully.
 Lots of bookmarks for Outreach.  Diana sent some up to a group in Alaska. And their are plans to leave bookmarks in random places, with our group information attached, to encourage membership. If you know of a good spot to leave one, let Diana Paisley know.
There were beautiful samplers and smalls, and even some smocking.
Our program was twining with artist Jan Hodges.  Jan (in dark blue) showed us a neat way to twist just about anything into a cord without the need of any gadgets or really long arms. Everyone played with the various materials, and as Gladys pointed out, you could tell when people figure out the technique because the room went from quite to filled with talking.
Thanks Jan for a great evening. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Is It 2015 Already?

This fall will be the 10th anniversary of Gentle Pursuits! Can you believe it? We've lots of fun over the last 10 years and this great group of active members is ready to move into another 10 year, and more. You might even see a few throwback Thursday photos here.  And if you have one, be sure to post it to Facebook or send it in to be posted on this blog.

In the meantime, on to current activities.

On March 17, there will be a twining class with Jan Hodges, with kits for those who signed up.
Our April program will be a beaded dragonfly French wire, taught by Cathy Keith.  Coupons and the $10 kit fee are due at the March meeting.

Our Outreach Projects for this year are similar to past years but a little different. We have a new style of bookmark for our reading outreach project.

And we are working on a blackwork coif for Agecroft Hall. 

Everyone's help is appreciated. Be sure to talk with Diana Paisley if you want to join in the stitching fun for either project.