Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the West Community Room at Joplin Public Library, 5:30pm – 8:00pm or any part of that time you can make it.

This meeting will be button crafts. Bring any buttons you like, 2-hole, 4-hole, shank style. Some floss that coordinates with your buttons, we will be making a bracelet, bookmark and hairpin. Who knows what else our creativity will bring.

So go through your button collection or go to your favorite button store and look for a few buttons to bring in October.

You are always welcome to BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) that you are working on. Plus bring any of your projects you would like to for Show n Tell.

Each month I will edit this post to show the next meeting so please check this blog page monthly.

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As you can see from the Show n Tell from above, we have been busy working on pinning together a quilt, make some bows, check out some new mesh wreaths, work on some crochet, knit and other quilt projects. What are you working on?

This year has been crazy with us moving to our new building. Since my normal job at the library is IT (technology) this has been an extremely busy year. I am very thankful for our regular Chat n Crafters. Planning for the meetings have been a great stress reliever for me. The new building has some issues, that I have been told is normal for a new building, but the kinks are being worked out.

I am sure there is a bunch more items that are being worked on by our group (there are a bunch of us that can not make it to the meetings every month) the following are the items that were being worked on or brought to the last two meetings we have had.

It is that time of year when we post what our classes are going to be for the new year. This year is going to be different in that we will be moving into our new building sometime in the spring. We are scheduling the Grand Opening for the new building for June 3, 2017.  With the hopes that weather will be nice to us and allow the completion of the building on time.

That means we will be starting the classes in our current building, 300 S Main St and then sometime in the spring be having our classes in the new building. This might mean that we have to switch a class for a month or two but will be posting on this blog and emailing the group as necessary. We do not want someone showing up at the old building if we are in the new building.

January’s class will be Crochet Pooling – supplies you need to bring – one skein of variegated yarn and a few crochet hooks so you will have the right size to get the look you are going for (G, H, I)

March’s class will be a crocheted corner2corner pillow.

May’s class will be a beading project, more details to come. I still need to talk to the teacher about this one.

August’s class will be making a mesh wreath.

September’s class – vintage button bracelet, start looking through your button collection and find one or a few that you would love to turn into a bracelet.

Supplies for each class will be coming. I will post them here and on the Meeting blog page so you know what to bring.

You are always welcome to bring your own project (BYOP) any month and the months between classes everyone will be bringing something to work on. This year I do not know how many handouts I will be able to get together before each class but hope to have at least one besides the class project handout.

Hope to see all of you this year.

Lee

Joplin Public Library

 

 

 

As our new building gets closer and closer to completion, the excitement is thick. It is also keeping staff very busy, keeping the current library running and handling all the details of the new building. Many staff have hobbies of various types including handwork. The items below are from the January and February and are current projects working on as well as a few completed items. Some are from the crochet planned pooling class that we had in January.

These are the pictures of items brought to our last 3 meetings. Pictures can not show all the detail of their beautiful work. You do see several of the mystery crochet afghans that were worked on this past year. 2017 we will bring back every other month classes. Look for the blog post for the classes to see if there is one you can’t wait to do.

 

We have several members let me know that they could not be there. I have handed out several patterns from previous months of other members that have had to miss. Hope everyone is enjoying some relaxing handwork of some kind. I know several that are working on Christmas presents and having some fond memories of those they are making them for. This year has been crazy busy for me and unfortunately have not worked on some of the projects that I was hoping to. On the plus side, I have not added any UFOs to my list this year. 😀

Does anyone know what this animal is?  I do! I do!