Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Yesterday we were a small group--only 6 of us. We had a nice little chat though and Elaine made great progress on her Christmas placemats cutting out the backing and batting. I brought in some placemats I had made from scraps from my more recent projects. JoAnne brought in some giveaways given to her by a friend. They are in the closet until we have more people to offer it to.
Last week was our Christmas lunch. We had a small group for it too. There were only 10 of us. Joyce came in later and demonstrated how to make a couple of Christmas ornaments. We have way too many members who are at home recuperating right now, but our little group does seem to be shrinking. Hopefully at our open house in February we can recruit some new members. At our holiday lunch we exchanged gifts. I got a very nice tea package from Fran. She made a sweet little teacup wall hanging which will go on my kitchen wall. I went home that night and had a nice cup of tea. Jo Anne and Rosalind got each others' gifts. A beautiful basket for Jo Anne and some hand made cards for Rosalind who told us yesterday she had already started using. That's one way to pass on some beauty and good wishes. Joyce played Santa Claus for us by dealing out the presents. She was late so didn't know who brought what. It was very nice. Ethel was also back with tales of her Hawaiian cruise which turned out to be a free cruise! She did have a tale to tell.
Next week we will still be in the holiday period so we may have low turnout again. But I know Diane will finally have a day off work and is already looking forward to coming to Nimblefingers again. It will be nice to see her again. The time is coming to start making firm plans for our open house so get ready ladies... Put on your thinking caps and come up with suggestions to make this a fantastic open house.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

10 ladies attended today. I brought in 3 quilts to sew on binding. Fran was working on a wool candle mat. Jo-Anne was back with her turquoise scarf. Kathy O. was there with no walker, crutches, boot or any other annoying thing on her leg. She is recovering nicely. She was knitting socks. Elaine is making Christmas placemats for her mother. Rosalind is cro-hooking an afghan. Her friend Beverly came today too. She is also a knitter. Agnes had made another of her table runners, this one for Christmas. She's made 3 now. I still haven't made 1. I need to get busy!
Next Tuesday is our Christmas party. We will have a potluck that will begin at 12:30. You can bring a gift (preferably homemade)/take a gift if you choose to participate.
Today I brought in get well cards for Cathy Y. and Tina. Winnie is improving and hopes to be back next week.
Joyce stopped by with lots of lace and Christmas fabric given to her by a neighbor. Most of it went quickly but I still have a bagful in the closet. We'll try again later and if no one wants what's left, I'll take it to the Delmar guild.
I am trying to create listserve, a group email. I sent one out tonight so let me know if you get it. I've never done this before so I don't know if it will work.
Take care and we'll see you next Tuesday!