Members that attended last Thursday were either crocheters or wanting to learn how to do the edges. We had a crochet night and it was lots of fun. We even had a surprise visitor, Martha. Martha makes blankets for us, and went to Star of Hope when we donated them last year, but she is usually unable to attend the evening meetings. She really wanted to know how to do these edgings, so she dropped by and Amy gave her a quick lesson.
I have wonderful photos that I am trying to get together so I can show off all of the blankets that we already have donated. We have tied ones, crochet edged ones, and sewed ones. Looks like we have a wonderful start for 2011.
We do not meet in July, but are going to try to plan a lunch. I am thinking about Ashland Tea House. Cheri requests that it be on a Monday or Friday as those are the days that she has off. I am thinking about the third Friday of the month. What do you think?
A big thanks to Amy for showing us "non-crocheters" how to do these edges. I really feel like I have created something very nice. I just finished my second "lacy" edging and it looks OK. It doesn't look as beautiful as the ones Amy does, but I am still learning. We will try to do another lesson in a few weeks for people that were unable to attend the meeting, but still want to learn how to do the edging. Of course, tie blankets and sewed blankets are still accepted. You should see the stack of them. I have already rearranged the blanket closet to make room for them all.