NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
It’s lovely this morning, and I’m enjoying the sunshine! It is refreshing to open windows, pick up some stitching and just listen to nature’s story.
Speaking of stories, I am an avid reader, and although I have favorite authors and genre, I will read almost everything from novels to a history on the space age. The problem I have is one many of us have…read or stitch?!
The new technology allows us to listen to a book AND stitch. Don’t you love multi-tasking?!! When I was driving to and from work, I would listen to a book on tape…my car is old, and I enjoyed quite a few books that I would not have been able to “read” otherwise. Now that I am retired, I haven’t listened to a book; preferring instead to have the book in hand. When I’m reading, I’m not able to stitch or watch television. However, I don’t get as much stitching done when I’m really into a good book.
Until now I hadn’t thought about rethinking the use of audio books. My life got busier than I expected it would after I retired, and I didn’t even think about using audio books. With the advent of Kindle, iPad, and various other devices, it looks like I’ll be making a visit to the various websites for books to “borrow” to “read”.
It’s wonderful that technology makes things in my life more enjoyable.
Now I can read AND stitch! Hope you find a way to “multi-task” sometime soon!
9th – Saturday, 10am – 4pm Stitch In @ Alice & Kelly’s
11th – Monday, 12:30pm Sampler Group. Call Susie H.
20th – Wednesday, Newsletter Information due
28th – Thursday, 6:45pm Evening Meeting at Heather Hills Retirement Village
There are no summer day meetings. We will next meet in September.
We will continue working on A Case for Color #1. Joan A. has offered to assist with this project. See your Membership Directory for contact information.
The Stash-Down Sale after the May meeting went very well! We hope to make this an annual event!
The Great UFO Challenge
Alice R., Fr. Richard H., Jane W. and Marilyn B. completed UFOs. Alice had the most and was awarded with a $50 gift certificate to Stitching Bits and Bobs. Jane received a $30 gift certificate to Pietro’s restaurant for the oldest UFO (from 1973!) and also won the random drawing for the set of books. Thank you to all who participated!
May 25th through our May 2013 meeting the challenge is to finish projects. New projects, old projects, UFO – anything goes! There will be three prizes for the most finished projects, a prize for the oldest project, and a prize for the fan favorite finish.
May Belated Birthdays20 - Belated Happy Birthday to Jane W!
25 – Belated Happy Birthday to Susan D!
STITCHING NEWS OF NOTE
ByGone Stitches designer, Gail Reinhardt, passed away on May 16th after a brief battle with cancer.
INFORMATION FROM EGA NATIONAL
On-line course offerings for June 2012 are:
Chinese Checkers. Canvas piece taught by Mimi Selick.
Lydia’s Necessities. Hardanger piece taught by Judith Gulick.
More information and registration forms may be found at:
UPCOMING 2012 EVENTS
July 28th - Michigan State Day hosted by the Marshall EGA Chapter.
September 21st - GLR Executive Committee and GLR Executive Board of Directors at the Indianapolis Marriott East.
September 22nd - GLR Semi-annual Meeting at the Indianapolis Marriott East.
October 28th- Santa Fe Enchantment ~ EGA Seminar 2012.
November 2nd- Santa Fe, NM Hosted by Rocky Mountain Region
November 29th – GGR-EGA Christmas Party @ Pietro’s on 28th Street in Grand Rapids.
Some of our members are allergic to and/or sensitive to fragrances. Our EGA meetings will be perfume, aftershave & otherwise scent free out of consideration for those who have these sensitivities!
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