Between the day and night meetings on November 27, we made 50 bags of toiletries for Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels Staff were so thankful for the two boxes of bags we donated to them on December 5, 2018. Thank you so much for donating shampoo, conditioner, tooth brushes and tooth paste, mouthwash, bath and body wash and soaps. Our new Outreach VP, Carol Powers said she would like to keep our outreach local so hold on to your unused toiletries. We may have another project in the works.

Joan Vanderbrink

January and February Stitch Ins

Our January 2019 Stitch ins will be on Wednesday, January 2 at 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Wednesday, January 9 at 10:00 am Yarn Barn; Monday, Jan. 14, 6 pm at Forest Hills Library, Saturday, January 19, 10:00 am, Memorial Library; NO ENCINO LIBRARY ON MONDAY JANUARY 21; Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Wednesday, Jan. 23, 9:30 am Northwood Presbyterian Church. Tuesday, January 22 is our day and night meeting. The day meeting is 9:30 am at Northwood and 6:45 pm at St. Mark’s Methodist Church; Wednesday, January 30, 9:30 Northwood Presbyterian Church; Monday, January 28, 5 pm at La Fonda behind Magic Time Machine.

Libraries will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Our February 2019 Stitch ins will be on Tuesday, February 5 at 6:00 pm Maverick Library; Monday, February 11 at 6 pm, Forest Hills Library, Wednesday, February 6 at 9:30 am, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 am, Yarn Barn; Monday, February 18 at 5 pm Encino Library; Wednesday, February 20 at 9:30, Northwood Presbyterian Church; Saturday, February 16, 10:00 am, Memorial Library; Wednesday, February 27 at 9:30 am Northwood Presbyterian Church, Monday, February 25 at 5:00 pm at La Fonda on 410 behind Magic Time Machine. Our regular meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 26 a 9:30 am at Northwood Presbyterian Church and 6:45 pm at St. Mark’s Methodist Church on Vance Jackson.

Joan Vanderbrink

President’s Message – Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

Happy New Year 2019. We have some new faces on the Board and some previous members changing jobs. Watch this newsletter for new programs from Mary Hodges, our Education VP, a Peg Dunayer class in March and April, 2019, Saturday workshops for our 2020 Seminar in San Marcos and our SANG retreat in September 2019 from Diane Williams.

Carol Powers is our Outreach VP. We can continue saving toiletries for Meals on Wheels and threads for Threads of Blessing. When the time comes, send your Membership to Kay Foster, our Membership VP and Carmel Friesenhahn will be our Treasurer and Joyce McCoig, our Secretary. Our SANG Guild is in good hands.

We will be teaching a plastic canvas heart on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Forest Hills Library from 3-5. We have the materials from last year. We have had 3-5 students learn beginning cross stitch. We will be at Maverick Library that evening. Anyone interested in helping teach this class, please let me know. I will be asking for volunteers at the day and night meetings on January 22, 2019.

February 16 at Memorial Library will be our Stitch in Public Day. Circle this date on your calendar. The library opens at 10:00 am and we are usually there waiting. The light is good so bring whatever you would like to stitch.

All the best to my stitching friends in 2019.

Joan Vanderbrink