Next meeting will be Tuesday, July 3, 2018 in the West Community Room at Joplin Public Library, 5:30pm – 8:00pm or any part of that time you can make it.

I need to apologize for getting behind in my postings on here. We are having a BYOP for this meeting. Plus we are going to discuss a few ideas for more classes this year. We had a good turnout for our Tunisian stitches and I am wondering if there are any more stitches of something else you would like to practice? What about another craft? We normally pick out what classes in November but I did not get enough ideas for a full years worth. We need to have 2 more for this year.

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.


I have had a few requests asking about what we are doing this year. Even though this is after our April meeting, I am going to post the whole year that is on our bookmarks we give out to members that come to our meetings.

January – Bring Your Own Project

February – Miniature Needle Felting

March – Bring Your Own Project

April – Mosaic Knitting

May – Bring Your Own Project

June – Paracord Braiding/Macrame

July – Bring Your Own Project

August – Viking Knitting

September – Bring Your Own Project

October – Bavarian Crochet

November – Bring Your Own Project

December – meets on the 2nd Monday – White Elephant trade

This was our first needle tatting class. I brought samples of what I have learned about different thread sizes and needle sizes.

Thread size 80, 20 and 10, all four needle sizes

Thread size 80, 20 and 10, all four needle sizes

Those that wanted to practice on how easy it was to learn needle tatting were able to, though we had to share tatting needles. Lorene has found a supplier she can get tatting needles from, visit her blog to see when she gets them in.

I forgot to get some pictures of Angie’s relative’s tatting and they were beautiful work too. So I’ve put two pictures of some tatting I found that was made in 1919.

Now I know you are looking forward to see what some of the ladies brought for show n tell check it out:

We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about making jewelry. Personally, I learned I liked to work with wire when making jewelry instead of string, my only other experience. We even had a drawing to win a pair of earrings. Which young Payton won.

I was amazed and grateful that 12 ladies made it out in the storm and came to class. Next month will be the tatting class. Check the Meeting blog for more info.

In our gallery of pictures for this month you will see Charis moving so fast to help all of us that she is a blur, I didn’t get a picture of everyone but you can see we were busy.