Sunday, December 27, 2020

December 2020 Christmas Gift Exchange 

Since we were not able to have an in person Christmas party this year we decided to do a mail gift exchange.  Participants were given the name of another participant and came up with something in their stash to give or make them.  The postal service came through for us and everyone got their gift in time for our virtual meeting on December 19.  Here are pictures of what was received.

Handmade doll and bracelet from Sue to Jude

Handmade doll from Kathryn to Leslie

Handmade doll from Virginia to Julie W.

Handmade bag from Maggie to Andrea

Handmade doll from Leslie to Liz

Handmade owl from Katie to Maggie

Handmade doll from Julie W. to Martha

Handmade gnome from Jude to Denise

Machine embroidered mug rugs from Joan to Kathryn

Assortment from Denise to Cindy (handmade snowman pincushion)

Lantern and votive candle from Cindy to Julie G.

Handmade doll from Barbara to Virginia

Handmade crystal necklace from Ann C. to Joan 

Handmade tatted snowflake from Andrea to Katie

Handmade owls from Liz to Sue

Thanks to all who participated. You have made everyone's holiday a little bit brighter!  Thank you Virginia and Sue for coordinating the exchange!
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

December 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter 

Upcoming Meetings
December 19 -Virtual meeting due to Covid
Please note:  This agenda is tentative and subject to change

Meeting Minutes
Six members met via zoom in November:  Jude, Katie, Martha, Maggie, Joan, and Julie W.

Members discussed this year's officer election.  Since not enough people are attending the zoom meetings we would not be able to vote as normal.  All the current officers had agreed to continue their positions for the time being.  Dues for the coming year were discussed.  Since we are not able to meet in person and have minimal expenses it was suggested we suspend dues until in person meetings resume.  We have always made a charitable donation each year with money coming from a charity table at our annual show and sale or donations of soft sculpture dolls.  Since we were unable to do that this year, it was suggested we make a monetary donation with money from our treasury to the same charity as last year, Hope Center Indy.  (Julie W. contacted all the board members after the meeting who were in agreement to dispense with voting for officers for 2021 and allow the current officers to continue until the situation gets more back to normal.  Board members also agreed to suspend dues until in person meetings resume at which time dues could be prorated.  It was also agreed to make a monetary donation to Hope Center Indy.)

Upcoming Challenges and Events
Edgar Allen Poe Challenge Doll-postponed for now
December -  Christmas mail gift exchange.

Next Meeting
Next meeting is Saturday, December 19 by Zoom at 10:00 a.m,  Invitations will be emailed prior to the meeting.  We will have show and tell which will include gifts members received who participated in the Christmas mail gift exchange.  Here's a sneak peek: