Next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5, 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 BYOP and I hope to have my 2nd mesh wreath completed by then. I gave out handouts for a bunch of various types of mesh wreathes and we have a few copies left if you want to pick one up at the September meeting.

Our October meeting will be a class on using buttons to make a bracelet. So go through your button collection or go to your favorite button store and look for a button or two to bring in October. After our September meeting I hope to have an additional supply list that you will need to bring for the October class. I need to get into my craft room and look for my button box to see what I have before I go to any stores.

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. http://yarnbasket.wordpress.com/

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.