We had a fabulous meeting this evening. It was a good mixture of personalities, great opinions and discussions about the book, and someone (I won't say who) learned to make her first no-sew blanket. Now she has agreed to make three for us. I experimented with making sangria, (I was going to make it the usual way, but didn't have the ingredients, so I just used what I had). It must have been OK, because the pitcher was emptied during the first hour. Welcome to two new members - Amy S. and Cindy L. We hope to see you again at the February meeting. We were delighted to find out that Cindy is becoming a grandmother of twins! She is now going to make a boy quilt and a girl quilt and we are looking forward to watching the progress.
For a few comments about the book, and to read about our next selection, check out the Book Club Blog. Thank you to Tanya T. for supplying a link to BookPageXTRA. There is so much information on this website that you won't know where to begin. Explore it yourself when you want to find out about great books. Our book club has selected 3 of the top 5 books to read and we didn't even know it! Check it out and let me know some suggestions for following months.
We received some donations from other people outside of our group. Sherry J. brought two beautiful flannel baby blankets that had been donated by her church, my neighbor brought a crocheted baby blanket that a lady in Arlington, Texas gave him to donate (he was telling her about this group while on a business trip!), and we had two blankets donated that were made by children of members of the group - both 5th graders at MWE. I am so proud of them for doing this. I sent a note to the Star of Hope Mission Center (Women's and Children's Unit) and we will be arranging delivery soon.
I met a lady at the Common Thread Circle meeting Tuesday that is interested in joining our morning group. I hope that she will come in February. Her son is an Eagle Scout and is collecting children's books for the library at the Star of Hope, so we had a lot to talk about. She was very excited about doing other work for them and learning to make something new. She also knew another one of our members because her children went to elementary school in SBISD, and she was a library volunteer. It's a small world!
As far as the rest of the meeting with the CTC, I think we have decided that we will continue to make our items, and they will continue to make theirs. They have a very specific purpose, and we are trying to meet several needs in the community. It was a nice meeting, and I think they really appreciated the blankets, scarves, and hats that we donated.
Once again, thank you for coming and helping out. The group was great and really meshed well. Since no one there was tied to the SBISD calendar, we will leave the March meeting on the schedule as is. That will make it easier than having to reschedule. Have a great weekend!