At the end of April meeting, I am thinking that everyone should practice those stitches over and over until the May meeting. Make sure you understand them and write it down or refer to the website if you need to. Make sure you can do a correct single crochet, foundation stitch, chain stitch, yarn over, and grab when you come to the May meeting (I'm feeling like a teacher giving homework). In May, we can learn the double crochet and the slip stitch. With these two stitches, you can do the ruffly border and many others. Practice that for the month of May into June. Then in June, we can learn half double crochet if you are interested. That is all and more than you need to know to make beautiful borders.
We have our painting project coming up soon. It will be April 24. It is truly a lot of fun!! If you are planning to participate, you will need a 16 x 20 inch canvas, a couple of small paintbrushes (I'll try to get sizes - I'm not sure) or if everyone wants me to, I can get the supplies and you can reimburse me. What we really need are easels. Judy has one, I think I can get one, and I will check around and see what I can do. They had the small tabletop ones and that is all we need.
So far, from the numbers I have, we have turned in 50 blankets to Project Linus!! That means we should more than meet our goal of 100 to them. We did also set a goal of 50 to the Nursing Home Project. All of the material I prepared has been claimed, so I am going to try to do some more this afternoon and evening. I would like to get all of the donated material distributed to everyone. Please let me know if you have any questions.