Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming Meetings
December 16 - Annual Christmas Party
January 20, 2018 - TBD
February 17, 2018 - TBD

Member Birthdays
Sue, Leslie, Ann C., and Jude are celebrating their birthdays this magical month of December. Enjoy your special day, ladies!

November Meeting Minutes
The annual Show and Sale took place of our normal meeting this month.   The pictures tell the story of the day.  There were so many wonderful dolls on display from all the challenges and workshops we had. It was a successful day as there were many people who came to see what our doll artists have done this past year and visit the tables of members who had handmade items for sale.  A great big THANK YOU to the Irvington United Methodist Church for letting us use such a nice room to have our show and sale again!  And THANK YOU to everyone who participated in making it happen!

Set up for the show was on the day before.  Maggie did a fantastic job of getting all the tables placed and helping organize all the categories on the tables.
Ron and JulieG.'s table

Maggie and Nita with the Faery Revue

Martha's table

Andrea setting up display

Round Robin/Sack Dolls

Faery Revue

Tarot Challenge Dolls

Virginia and Sue gathering their dolls

Ann C.'s table

We had six entries in this year's Picture Book Challenge for voting at the show.
Peoples Choice went to Andrea with her Ticky Tacky Doll.  First place went to Elena with her Sleeping Woman and Second Place went to Sue with her Cinnamon.  What a wonderful variety and style in the entries.  Exceptional work everyone!

Andrea's Ticky Tacky People's Choice Doll
Elena's First Place Sleeping Woman
Sue's Second Place Cinnamon
The Judge's Choice was a tie with Sue's Cinnamon and Elena's Sleeping Woman.
The other entries were Virginia's Cinderella, Leslie's Fly Away Katie, and Nita's Puss in Boots.

Virginia's Cinderella

Leslie's Fly Away Katie
Nita's Puss in Boots

Next Meeting
On December 16 we will have our annual Christmas Party!  We will have our usual pitch in brunch and (optional) gift exchange.  On the agenda will be voting for next year's officers.  Most of the officers are willing to continue next year.  We do need a vice president (co-vice presidents?), publicity chairperson and Show and Sale chairperson.  We will be taking suggestions for programs for next years meetings and suggestions for the 2018 Challenge.  If you can't make it to the December meeting, but have suggestions for meetings or the challenge, please email one of the officers and we will gladly pass it on at the meeting for you.
  If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring a pincushion you have made wrapped up with your name on the inside of the gift bag/box. Our exchange is optional, don't feel obligated!  Our December meetings are always great fun, you won't want to miss it!

Upcoming Challenges
May 19, 2018 - "Beasties" Challenge with River City Dollmakers

December Checklist
  • Nametag
  • Covered brunch dish
  • Ideas for 2018 Challenge
  • Ideas for 2018 meeting programs
  • Nominees for officers
  • Pincushion Gift (Optional)