100_3738I can’t believe after all this talk about the new building that the groundbreaking has already happened this past September and we can drive by and seem work being done. We should be able to move in the spring of 2017. (I would not want to move in the winter anyway.)

We hopefully be able to have pictures and/or video of the going up of the building on our website. Check the new building page for updates.

As part of 2016 we are making changes to our Chat n Craft meeting. The major one being the night we meet on. We have had several members let me know that they could no longer come on the Monday we met. Some did not remember we changed the Monday in December because all of us were working on Christmas gifts and were busy getting ready for this Merry time of year.

I emailed the group and asked for their input and checked the Library calendar to find a night that would work. Hopefully the 1st Tuesday of every month will allow more of our blog followers and Chat n Craft members to attend the meetings.

Since I did not hear back about many classes they would like to see for this year, I thought a mystery crochet afghan would be fun for us to see what colors we are choosing and how it turns out. We normally have 6 classes a year. We will still have some classes. With me figuring out how to make the handouts for the afghan, I am running out of time to figure out that many classes so I can post them for you this month.

I hope to see some of the popular coloring pages being worked on during our meetings. One or two meetings will be on quilting. I will have several quilted throws, quillows and might even bring in some of my other quilts for a mini quilt show. If others are interested in bringing in their quilts let me know and we will firm up which months this is going to happen. I am leaning towards early summer at this time.

January will be the first of the mystery crochet afghan. Start thinking about the 4 colors that would look good together. Handouts will give you more info and I will demo the stitch.

Plus in January besides your other Show n Tell, please bring your favorite crafting tool. Anything for any type of craft. We will go around room to find out what your favorite tool is.

Like one of our members said, we should call our meeting – Chat, Craft & Laugh. We do have a lot of fun.