Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

Our Christmas Party today at The Quarry Golf Club was wonderful. It was fun seeing faces we had not seen in a while. I am glad so many came and we collected Toys for Tots to go to children of Marines. The ornament exchange produced beautiful ornaments. Diane did a great job of finding the Golf Club and organizing the luncheon.

Our 2015-16 officers have been elected and will take the reins on January 1, 2015. They have new ideas and classes planned for the next two years. Jessica Jones is President, Pat Sweet is 1st VP (Education), Karin Shaw is 2nd VP (Membership), Ruth Krimsky is 3rd VP, Day Meeting, Sue Preston is Treasurer and Mary Hodges is Secretary.

Plans are moving forward for EGA National here in San Antonio in October 2015. Visit the seminar page on the EGA website, egausa.org. The next registration for EGA members starts March 1 to May 1, 2015. I hope all of you have had a chance to see the classes and sign up or sign up to be a volunteer and be part of the excitement.

This is my last President’s Message. These past two years have flown. My Amadeus is framed, Hapsburg lace scissor case is nearly finished and the bell pull is about half completed and my SANG name tag has a new button lanyard from our class last year. My mail box key has a new braided Kumihimo ring. I will soon pass the gavel to Jessica and hope to see you at a meeting or stitch in in 2015 with me working on one of the Hapsburg pieces. My goal is to finish them before starting a big new piece ( I have The Needle Is My Immortality and Berkshire Revisited kitted and ready to go), but this won’t stop me from doing what is coming in 2015. Watch this newsletter for info.

Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year and may you complete many pieces in 2015.

Joan Vanderbrink