Thursday, December 31, 2015

Holiday Pot-Luck Brunch

In December, the Palmetto Fiber Arts Guild gathered at Michaela's house for what has become an annual  holiday pot-luck brunch and a fiber-related gift exchange. What a fun time, and good reminder of how comfortable we are in each other's company. We really like each other! I'm going to trust that old saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words."

Clockwise from top right: Natalie and Malena crocheting away to make holiday gift deadlines. Beth, Maria, and Peggy. Gathered in the kitchen; Kathy, Luann, Beth, Cindy, and Nancy. Sonia received hand-dyed fabric. Ashley and Corinne in red.

Clockwise from top right: Corinne holds a lovely beaded bracelet made by Nancy. Beth, Maria, and Peggy watch to see what Luann is opening. Natalie, Corinne, Malena, and Beth -- with everyone's contributions, lunch was delicious! The last picture is a detail of Becky's new dress -- felted and embellished and made by Margo Duke -- stunning!

 Clockwise from top right:  Kathy, Michaela, and Luann. A precious antique doll given new life by Becky. Beth holds the gift she received -- gorgeous sock yarn hand-dyed by Natalie (while totally serendipitous as these gift exchanges are - this is a perfect match of gift and recipient!)

As the above picture reminds us, we owe our 2015 board, led by Beth Parrott and including Peggy Pye, Ashley Schifano, Sandy Hutchinson, and Maria-Louisa Gullick deep appreciation for providing leadership for us this year.

At our November meeting, we elected a new board for 2016. Our guild has grown in membership and our upcoming 2016 board combines a really good balance of experienced and new members. We can't miss having another grand year.

2016 Officers
President - Kathy Brower
1st Vice President - Sonia Mccutcheon
2nd Vice President - Luann Fischer
Secretary - Laura Burcin
Treasurer - Ashley Schifano
Members-at-Large - Corinne Appleton and Kathy Truluck 

Happy New Year to All of Us.