Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stuff I forgot .............

The Spring Retreat is scheduled for April 8 & 9, 2011, from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm at the Fairview Community Building.

Brent McDonald will be at the Fairview Community Building on Friday morning of the retreat and again that evening to work on machines, so bring your machines and have Brent clean and service them while you do something fun - no more making special trips to Joplin or Springfield just to drop off your machine and then having to make another trip to pick it up. This is a really good deal, so take advantage of it.

Each person who attends the retreat is to bring a door prize for each day of attendance.

Mary, Coralee and Bobbie will be in charge of procuring additional and special door prizes; be prepared for surprises!

Sign-up sheets were sent around at the meeting on Thursday evening, and reminder notes were given to everyone, so be sure to do whatever you signed up to do. No excuses! Just be there, do some creative sewing, perform your volunteer obligations, and have fun!

Lucy has agreed to show me how to post pictures on this site, so soon you'll be bombarded with visual treats ............. or whatever you want to call them ..........

Friday, March 18, 2011

Birthday Party

Our birthday party was fun, fun! Paula had games organized around the TV show "Minute to Win It". We were divided into two teams, and everybody competed in a game. We had "Spool Measure UP", where two people had to hold a ruler out in front of them and stack as many spools on it as possible, "Press On", in which two people had to pull fat quarters out of a bin, one at a time, iron and fold them. Also played were "Stitch Me In", where two people competed to see how many neat and even stitches they could put in a small piece of fabric, "Thread in the Eye", which had two people compete to see how many needles could be strung on a thread, "Quilt Puzzle Block", which was a quilt block (paper) cut into puzzle pieces that had to be put together, and "Strip Cut", which pitted two contestants against each other trying to see who could cut the most 1 1/2" strips of fabric in a minute . All the games were great fun.

Ann and Rebecca cooked up some great food for us: a noodle casserole, raw vegetables and dips, crackers and cheese, and yummy chocolate frosted cupcakes.