We had another great meeting in November! Thanks Kim, Theresa, Vicki and Donna for providing a great dinner. We had two more winners in our drawing. Joanie and Sherrie walked away with the gift certs in November. I had three gift certs for the last meeting in January but since I haven’t won the drawing yet, several of the Loose Threads who stayed to the end at the November meeting said I should take the 3rd one because of all the work I do to keep us organized. Is everyone OK with that? We’ll still draw for the 2 in January and if I don’t win I’ll keep the extra one that’s left. If I win the drawing we’ll throw the extra one in, too, so someone else can win it.
BTW – we raised $188 from the Retreat auction to donate to the church – a thank you for getting to use the building.
Next Meeting is the Christmas Party – Thursday, December 15 at Teri Kanallakan’s house at 5:30 pm – Bring an appetizer to share like we usually do. Teri will be making dessert (I hear Sherrie is bringing her cheesecake, too!) BYOB. There will be two games – 1) bring two quilt shop quality fat quarters – one stripes, one dots (we’ll toss them in bags and you’ll go home with one stripe and one dot that you will need to use in a quilt challenge for 2012. Share your quilt next Christmas.) We had a Charm Pack Challenge last Christmas. Bring your finished quilt top to share. Also – there will be a homemade sewn item gift exchange. This is optional. Bring something for the gift exchange if you wish. If not, don’t worry about it.
DIRECTIONS – Teri lives at 23150 San Juan Drive in BVS. Come in Bear Valley through the gate. Stay on Bear Valley Road until Cumberland. Turn left. Stay on Cumberland until you reach San Juan. Turn right. Teri’s driveway is about half mile down the road just past a row of bushes/trees. There is an oak barrel of flowers by the street. Her house sits way back off the road up a long cement driveway.
Christmas Gifts for Kids in Mexico – Teri had us sign up to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged kids in Ensenada. Just a reminder that Teri needs those gifts by December 10. Thanks Christina for bringing the first set of gifts to the church office. I’ll get them to Teri ASAP. If you want to help out, email Teri for more info.
2012 Dates Loose Threads Meeting Dates: January 19, February 23, March 15, April 19, May 17, We’ve talked about doing a UFO Challenge. Think about which UFOs you’d like to enter into the Loose Threads 2012 UFO Challenge. I’ll have signup forms available in January. We’ll have the same buy in like last year – $20.
Piecefully yours –