President’s Message

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

It is hard to believe that it is November. It was nice to see all of the projects that everyone brought to Show and Tell in September. That got me thinking. I know that is a dangerous concept. I am still recovering from the closet disaster of August 2016. Not all of my stitching stash has made it back into my closet because I am taking the opportunity to put some organization into my works in progress (WIP). I have noticed that as I have been going through my WIPs that if I dedicated a weekend to some of these projects I could get some of them done and out of my closet. I watch a lot of floss tube (Individuals on You Tube that talk about their cross stitch) and several of them belong to a Facebook group that is doing a year of WIPs that is going from October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. If I were on Facebook I might consider joining this group to do this challenge but since I am not I think that I will take the idea and modify it fit my stitching journey.

I want to thank Diane Williams for all of her hard work setting up our retreat this year.
This year the retreat was held at the Inn of the Hills in Kerrville, September 28 – October 2.

Here are some reminders:

  • Because of Thanksgiving, we will be moving our fourth Tuesday meeting to the third Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
  • The November 12, 2016 technique class is Elegant Holiday Tree. The deadline to join this event has passed.
  • Please bring your finished quilt blocks that you have stitched for Quilts of Love to our November meeting for turn-in.
  • Our December Luncheon will be Saturday December 10 at La Fonda Alamo Heights. The cost is $18. December 5th is the deadline to sign up for this event. More details will be in the newsletter and you can send your check to Diane Williams.

    We will be doing winter themed display for the Forrest Hills Library running from the end of November to mid January. If you have any pieces that fit in that category that you would be willing to lend the Guild contact Joan Vanderbrink. Please make sure that you name is somewhere on your piece so we know who to give the piece back to when we take down the display.

    I would like to encourage all of our members to make an effort to attend our November meeting so that we can vote and approve the budget for next year before our outreach program. I know it is difficult to remember because of the meeting falls in the 3rd week of the month. So mark your calendars and plan to attend.
    As always happy stitching,

    Jessica Jones