Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings

December 19- Annual Christmas Party
January 16- TBD
February 20- TBD

Member Birthdays

 Happy Birthday to Sue, Leslie, Ann C. and Jude, we hope you have a great year!

The Show and Sale was a success once again.  The new space was spacious and beautiful, which really set the stage for our beautiful displays and sales tables.  Thanks to everyone who helped put the show together.

The People's Choice award for the Leather and Lace challenge was a complete surprise.  THREE dolls won!  Katie's Rhapsody on the Runway, Sue's Pyrite the Troll Queen and Erin's Ima and Gigil all tied.

Kathryn Wamsly's Awards were also announced for the Leather and Lace Challenge.  Sue won 1st place, Katie won 2nd, and Julie G's Mademoiselle Mme won 3rd, and Judge's Choice went to Sue!  

Congratulations to everyone, all of the dolls were wonderful. Let's make next year's challenge even more "challenging"!

Next Meeting

Our Christmas party is always a great treat. We will have a pitch-in brunch and (optional) gift exchange, as well as narrow down ideas for the 2016 Challenge.

Please bring a dish to share. Below is the sign-up list from the Show and Sale.

Julie G -- hash brown casserole
Janet -- pasta salad
Sue -- a yummy biscuits & gravy thing
Maggie -- plates and napkins
Andrea -- silverware and cups
Nita -- drinks
Vicki -- cookies
Ann C. -- her delicious sausage thing
Jude -- something for dessert
Martha -- a different salad, maybe cauliflower
Mary- chocolate peanut butter fudge
Julie W - Hawaiian ham sandwiches
Erin - stuffed bread

You may also bring a doll related gift (limit of $20), which you can purchase, gather from your stash, or make. This is entirely optional, so please don't feel obligated.  I have heard that we might have a fun game similar to the ATC trade!

Also, bring your thinking caps, because we will be brainstorming ideas for the 2016 Challenge Doll theme.  This is always a blast, where we discuss and vote on options.

Looking forward to celebrating with everyone!

Upcoming Challenges

Fantasy Face Pin Doll - Make a pin doll of a Face that tells a story.  Due at the May, 2016 joint meeting with the Rivercity Figurative Artist's Guild. 

December Checklist

  • Nametag
  • Covered Dish
  • Ideas for 2016 Challenge Theme
  • Gift