President’s Message January 2014

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

Star Trek and cross stitch on a flight from Milan, Italy to Newark, N.J. It doesn’t get better than that. I watched the movies Star Trek and Into Darkness. It was hard to hear over the plane noises but I almost know them both by heart. I worked on bookmarks on the flights over and back. A gallon baggie held the pattern, floss, Aida, needle and a pair of scissors. On the way back, the flight attendant stopped to see. My sister was doing a metallic thread Christmas design that she was interested. I did not see any needlework stores in Milan or Varese where my cousins live. Carol and I did do some stitching at night. – No TV in the apartment where we were staying. (It would have been in Italian anyway and neither of us understands it anymore). We really enjoyed visiting with our family.

We have a new year of stitching ahead of us. Watch this newsletter for info on upcoming meetings and workshops. We have the third Amadeus workshop on Saturday, January 11 at Chandler Senior Center at 9:00 am. The January meetings will be doing bookmarks for the Region. I can bring several patterns that are easy and some may be stitched in one sitting.

I hope you all have been to see the exhibit at Forest Hills Library. As I write this, I have not gotten there yet, but will do so tomorrow. The library is anxious for us to meet there. The second Monday of the month sounds good from 6-8. We can add that stitch in date to our calendar.

I wish a Happy New Year to all of you and a year of starting and finishing new projects and finishing some in our collections. Live long and prosper.

Joan Vanderbrink

Stitch in Public Day

February 1, 2014 is EGA’s Stitch in Public Day.

We will be having our Stitch In Public Days on Tuesday, February 4from6-8pmat

Maverick Library, Monday, February 10 from 6-8 pm at Forest Hills Library and Saturday, February 15 from 10 am-1pm at Memorial Library.

We have several stitching opportunities coming up: January 7 from 6-8 pm at Maverick Library, January 13 from 6-8 pm at Forest Hills Library, 5245 Ingram Road, and January 18 from 10-1 at Memorial Library with lunch afterwards. I hope to see you at one of these libraries.

Joan Vanderbrink