The San Bernardino group held ita annual Potluck-and-Planning meeting on December 6. We had a guest and potential member that evening—Naomi Bruce—but we were just as rowdy as ever, so that was fine.
Marilyn allowed our meeting to begin with food, because the dishes brought to share were so delectable we couldn’t contain wait for any boring old business discussions. I especially remember Rosalie’s go-to rice dish, Ricki’s delectable cheese ball, and Kristie’s home-made hummus (don’t ask for a recipe—it’s different every time.) I won’t mention the desserts because just thinking of them makes my mouth water and I hate to drool on the keyboard.
Naturally, I didn’t take pictures during show-and-tell because I keep forgetting my cell phone has a camera, but if Carolyn sends any pictures that she took to me, I will post them later. Meantime, here is a picture of Gina’s Christmas tree rag quilt that she forwarded to me.
Gina was on her way to the meeting when she got a call from her son, so she talked to him instead. Family first—right, Gina? We approve.
Next, we had a brilliant example of Marilyn’s excellent leadership: she encouraged us to plan our program for the upcoming year without ever raising her voice. Although she did mention one time that she was not going to sit there all night while we came to a decision.
Here it is, our upcoming year of sewing fun:
January: Guest Speaker about drapery fabrics
February: Clothesline Bowls with Shyron and Barbara
March: Hand stitching techniques with Marilyn
April: Vinyl Organizer with Nancy and Kathy
May: Steering wheel cover with Ricki and Shyron
June: Teddy Bear Trunk Show
July and August: No meeting while we finish up our challenges
September: Potluck and Challenge Reveal
October: Paper Piecing with Barbara
November: Kreativity with Kristie
December: Potluck and Planning with Laughter and Love