From the Prez

Friday, December 01, 2017




As I write this it is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I love this holiday. No gift giving and shopping frenzy is involved - just good food that we only have once a year and visiting with relatives that have gathered here in St. Louis for the family dinner. I like this time of year and don’t mind the shortening days; I don’t suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and find the longer nights cozy – giving me more time to sew and stitch and read beneath a warm throw and a couple of cats.

Several projects are claiming my attention right now. Two are Christmas gifts. One is a cross stitched stocking for my son-in-law and the other a gift for one of my sisters. I recently took a workshop with Kevin the Quilter, “Sorta Kinda Amish” which I finished the day after the workshop. It was easy and fun; Kevin is a very inspiring teacher. On Black Friday Bonnie Hunter will launch her annual free mystery quilt, her “give back” gift to her followers. This has a question mark next to it for right now as I haven’t finished last year’s mystery and am not eager to have another large complicated quilt sitting in the UFO pile. The colors however, speak to me, so I might have to do a scaled back version.


I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas Party in December. Nancy has a nice program planned for us that everyone will enjoy. You don’t have to bring a thing, just a holiday attitude! And don’t forget that the President’s Challenge quilts are due at the December meeting as well. I can’t wait to see what you have created.