Thursday, December 24, 2015

December Meeting 2015

Old Business For December we had an art/textile garage sale, members brought art supplies to share, sell, trade or give away. We had a nice selection to look through. Our annual holiday potluck followed, with a table full of great munchies. We took a group photo, it is always hard to get everyone looking at the camera at the same time. Sorry if you are hidden by other people. This is the best of all the pics. January - we will do Kumihimo with Corriene. February - paper/fabric beads with Sara, March - rubber stamps/tissue for image transfer. New Business We scheduled the Sweatshirt Workshop for January 14th, at Pat W. house, we will have a materials list and directions to Pat's at the next meeting. If we have too many people we will schedule a second workshop.
Show & Tell We had very little show and tell, because of our potluck, mostly items that were going away as presents. Pat W. is almost finished with a Christmas stocking for her great-granddaughter "Lucy Rose", The counted cross stitch is by her granddaughter and the baby is only 6 months old.
Lorraine made a darling travel trailer as a cover for her sewing machine or toaster, I did not write down which one. The other side has round windows with different views in them.
Lorraine practice pieces from last month's demo, layers of tissue, glue and black netting on a base of muslin or red hand dyed.
She then went on to create this textile art piece, using the black netting to create a tree and a horse in a landscape. She put the new techniques to good use.
Sara passed around a bowl of scissor dangles that she made with a stuffed ball, beads and a braided cord. They are to attach to your scissors so you know which pair is yours at a class. Thank you for sharing Sara, they are lovely.
The crocheted snowflakes ornaments Sara made are multi-colored and sparkly. She had a whole pile of them as family gifts.
And as a fitting end to our meeting, Sara made a set of "cat butt coaster" for a special friend of hers. I'm sure she will be surprised to get them! Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New year!!