Library - a group meet on the first Friday of December. After lunch together, they went to the Woodstown Library where they decorated the tree with stitched ornaments. Photos were taken and a selection will be shared with NeedleArts Magazine. Charlotte will also include the photos in the next newsletter.
We will ask Charlotte to be sure to include reminders to check both our Blog and our FaceBook page for updates.
Ambrosia Honey - President Joan T. asked if there was any interest from members to work on this as a stitch-a-long. Kits are available from Half Moon Handworks. This piece is currently being featured on EGA's FB page. The design appears in four parts in four consecutive NeedleArts Magazines.
Room Rent Reminder - Reminder to members - donations accepted each month to help cover the costs of the rental fee for our monthly meetings.
Fabric and Fibers Donations - Marian will be collecting donations of fibers and fabrics that are being collected for women in need. Marian will deliver these goods to the regional meeting in March.
Stash Sales - We received our first check from the sale of stash items on eBay. Pat L. handed over a check for $260.72. I think this amount surprised some! This was for the first of three lots that we have put up for auction. Thank you Pat L. for handling this.
Programs - In January and February, we will work on a petite embroidery project. It is called a gingerbread heart. Kits complete with instructions, fabric, floss and finishing supplies will cost $3. Embroidery instructions will be in January and finishing will be done in February. Linda W. will teach us. Please bring a 6-inch embroidery hoop to the meeting.
In September and October will be work on the Christmas Tree in the NeedleArts Magazine that is currently part of the EGA Stitch-a-long on FaceBook. Kits will be provided at a cost yet to be determined. Cost will be under $10.
Nativity Open House - Lamplighter Member Pat Y. will host her annual open house. She has countless stitched nativity scenes and pieces. December 17th from 1:30 to 4:30. Refer to your member's list for her address.
Regional News - Regional has asked for our input on a Region Sponsored Seminar in 2020. They are gauging interest to help make their decision to host the two to three day event in the spring of 2020 in the Hershey PA area. By a show of hands, the majority agreed they would be interested in attending. 2020 will be here before we know it.
Executive Meeting - The Executive Committee will hold a meeting on January 24th at 7 pm at Marian's home. All members are welcomed to attend.
Show 'n Tell
Member Verna M. shared some old pieces from stitcher Debbie P. Blackwood, crewel, whitework...these were all stitched in the 70's and 80's.
The birth sampler below was stitched for a friend who's child passed away as an infant.
Fragrance in the Garden stitched by Pat L. and Marian S. Class pieces from National Seminar last year.
Holiday Exchange - this year's theme was a biscournu or pin cushion. Look at the pretties!
We were all gifted with the complete kit to make this little holiday ornament. The pattern comes with three versions: "Behold", "rejoice", and "Gloria"
Next meeting - January 11th