November Meeting, Conference Page Update

Our November meeting is next Thursday, November 22,  from 10 to 1 at our usual meeting place in the basement of the Free Methodist Church, 320 – 8th Street, New Westminster. Please note that the door from the parking lot is sometimes not unlocked before 10 a.m. If you arrive early and don’t want to wait outside, it is possible to reach the basement via the main church entrance.

The website for the IOLI conference in Spokane has been updated, and now has clearer navigation.


Settling In and Going Away

Last Thursday we met at the Club’s new meetingplace, to finish unpacking, and to pick up some items that have been donated to us, that we will sell at the Victoria Getaway a little over a week from now. It was so nice having tea and cookies! Many thanks to Irene for bringing them.

I have also updated a couple of the pages on this website – I added the OIDFA Congress in Zaandam to the “Events in 2018” panel, and I have updated the list of upcoming meetings and demonstrations. If you think I’ve missed any planned demonstrations, please let me know, with the date, time, and location, so that I can include it on our list.

Looking forward to seeing my lacemaking friends at the Getaway!


Big Plans for 2018

Just a reminder that our first meeting of the New Year is tomorrow, January 25, from 10 am to 1 pm at the East Hastings Community Centre’s downstairs boardroom. Some of us will be starting a simple Christmas project, but you don’t have to take part in that project to enjoy yourself at the meeting. Anyone with UFO’s (unfinished objects) on their pillows is welcome to bring them. We will take a picture and then a picture of your finished piece at the end of the year!

We’ll Meet Again – We Know Where, We Know When

Today we finally had our first summer meeting in the Rose Garden at Queen’s Park. Great fun, and the perfect day for it, with a light breeze and filtered sunlight. The roses are still in bloom, and they’ve added some living pictures to the garden. Very pretty.

We decided to do the same thing again next week, so – Thursday, August 17, from 10 – 1, we’ll meet again in the gazebo. (map)


Meeting This Thursday

Just a quick note to say that our last official Lace Club meeting of the 2016-2017 year will take place this Thursday, June 22, at our regular location.

Continuing the tradition of the past few years, we will have a few outdoor meetings during the hot summer months. I can see everybody rolling their eyes – so far the weather hasn’t been warm, let alone hot, but they say it’s coming any day now. Honestly!

We will tell you of these outdoor meetings well ahead of time, with reminders closer to the day. Please do come to these meetings if you can – the more the merrier, and we hold them where we are sheltered from the sun (or rain, as the case may be).

April Meeting Changed

We had a great meeting yesterday, working on the Getaway – not a lot of lace made, but a lot of work done, and plans made.

Put a note on your calendar – we have changed the date of the April meeting – it is now on Thursday, April 20th. Same time, same location, just a week earlier, to accommodate our efforts to make the Getaway (April 24-26) a success.  As usual, before the meeting we will send a reminder to our email list.

Seattle Lace Day

Just a reminder that the Seattle Lace Day is this Saturday, October 24th, from 1-4 pm. If you have been to the Puget Sound Lacemakers meetings before, please note that the Lace Day is not in the same location; it is a few blocks away from there, in the Kent Commons building. (map)