Happy (Belated) New Year!
It is hard to believe, but we’re so far into January that it’s time to announce our 4th-Thursday meeting, which is only two weeks away! I’m so looking forward to seeing everybody. Let’s all show up with some work in progress (or some plans for some work that will someday be in progress; we’re an easy-going club.)
The January meeting will be on Thursday, January 23rd, at 10 a.m. at our regular meeting place. Details.
Wishing all lacemakers everywhere a very Merry Christmas!
Way back on December 5th we filled three tables at our Christmas luncheon in New Westminster. Such fun – and so good to see our regular members all together, and to welcome back a couple who’ve been away for a while. May we all find ways to get to the meetings in the New Year!
I’ve added links to information for a several events in 2020 (links under “Events in 2020” on the right of this screen):
- the 3rd Annual Lace/Heart/Art challenge (entries due Feb 14th!)
- the 2020 Lace Getaway
- and the conference information for the IOLI Conference in Mesa, Arizona. The link will take you straight to the class listings – other information (the Hotel, the Lace Contest, Registration) is accessed from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the class listings screen.
As a club, we are also talking about making some stars for the OIDFA display; these are not due until later in the Spring.
Our next Club meeting will be on Thursday, November 28th, at our regular meeting place and time. (details)
I have also added the information for the 2020 Lace Getaway to our website; you can find it shown under “Events in 2020” on the right-hand side of this page.
Just a quick message to say that I have updated the Events links (to the right of this message) to reflect the upcoming 2020 events that I know about – the Winter Lace Conference in California, and the OIDFA conference in Estonia. The IOLI conference will be in Mesa, Arizona (near Phoenix) but there doesn’t seem to be a specific webpage for it yet. I will enter a link when the conference webpage is live.
If you know of any upcoming events I haven’t linked to, let me know and I will include them in the list.
Yesterday’s lace day was a great success, thanks to our crowd of guests! A couple of people drove up from Washington State, we had some local lacemakers who can’t join us at our regular meetings, some people who dropped in for a little while, to see what was going on, and lots of people from the Abbotsford and Chilliwack area. We thank them all for coming!
Irene put up a fine display of Christmas cards she has sent and received, made with photos of handmade lace, and we all got some good ideas for the upcoming holidays. We also had a table filled with lace-costumed dolls made by our doll-maker member, Trudean. Last week at our regular meeting we had an offer of home-made soup – thanks, Ruth – that really added to the day, as no-one had to trail out into an unfamiliar neighbourhood looking for lunch.
This might become an annual event! Thanks again to everyone who came and everyone who helped.
Our regular club meeting for October is tomorrow, Thursday October 23rd. (Details)
Our Lace Day is on Saturday! Please come if you can – we’re hoping as many lacemakers as possible will come to see us, to make lace and schmooze lace. We love to see new friends and old. The Lace Day is in our regular meeting room, and the event runs from 10 am to 4 pm. (Details)
Hope to see you over the next few days!