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Monday, August 29, 2016

August meeting

Above are two of Judy's latest bead bracelet projects. While Judy was not able to attend the meeting, we love to see photos of her recent creations. She is our bi-coastal Phoebe member and jewelry designer extraordinaire, and never fails to impress us with the beautiful items she makes.

Calendar Of Events 

Through September 25, Petaluma Doll Exhibit "Journeys Through Light and Dark: Dolls as Tellers of Stories," Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA 94952. This is a two-month invitation only and juried exhibit, and we are proud to be invited to participate as a club for the second time. Many internationally known doll makers will be exhibiting, as well as conducting workshops and other exciting events. Go to for more details.

Sept. 3,4,5, Kings Mountain Art Fair, 13889 Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35), Woodside. Anne Klocko will be participating in this beautiful event situated in a lovely wooded natural environment.

September 13, Tuesday, Stichin' for Kids Workday has been cancelled. 

September 15, Thursday, Phoebe Meeting6:30 to 9:15 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Three notions dolls will be due this month. The finger puppets for the Syrian refugee children will be due. Also, bring any finished Barbara Willis and Christine Shively dolls for us to see. And, we will be voting in the new officers.

September 16, 17 and 18, Fri., Sat. and Sun ., Harvest FestivalAlameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.   

September 22, 23 and 24, Thurs. thru Saturday, Pleasanton Quilt, Craft and Sewing FestivalAlameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.  

September 24, Saturday, Artistry in Fashion10 A.M. to 3 P.M., Canada College, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City. Fashion Department Open House, Designer Sale, Designer Showcase and Special Presentations. $10 donation.

September 24, Saturday, Halloween and Vine9 A.M. to 2 P.M., Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave., Petaluma. $5 admission

October 1, Saturday, Tinsel and Treasures10 A.M. to 4 P.M., Veterans Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. $5 admission. Go to TinselandTreasures on Facebook for photos. Sharon Martin will have an overflowing booth of fantastic items.

October 8 (Saturday), Northern California Doll and Teddy Bear Show9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton. Admission $8, go to   

October 10 Sherry Goshen "Inspiration Doll" Workshop  has been CANCELLED. It will be replaced with Daisy giving a tutorial on Susan Barmore's painting techniques. You must purchase a Susan Barmore "Frowning Francis" pattern online and there will be some pre-work. Contact Daisy at with any questions.

October 20, Thursday, Playday followed by the Phoebe Meeting at 6:30 to 9:15 P.M., Alameda Education Building, Hayward. Bring one package of fancy printed paper napkins for an exchange.

November 12, 13, Sat. and Sun., BABE Bead Show, Oakland Mariott Hotel, 10th and Broadway.

December 3 and 4, Saturday and Sunday, 34th Annual Holiday for the Arts Show10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Ave., Fremont. Free admission. Donna Perry will be participating.

December 17 and 18, KPFA Winter Crafts FairCraneway Pavilion, Richmond Marina. 200 booths of original work in all media/festive food/entertainment/free parking and shuttle from the Richmond Bart Station. Some of us went to the summer event and it was fabulous!!

Show and Tell

Rosie embellished tags she received from Zanaib at a prior meeting. And, she displayed the cute black and white chicken, made by Christie Silacci, she purchased at a doll show.

Rosie is currently working on sewing lovely tote bags from bright and colorful fabrics.

And, she continues to create more darling flip flops for the Stitchin' for Kids project.

Finished dolls from the Barbara Willis workshop in July are beginning to appear.

Each one contains so many fine details and embellishments.

Elizabeth purchased the "Christopher Walkin Dead" doll on her recent visit to the Petaluma doll show. Also made by Christie Silacci.

Harlene makes the most fabulous pins, and here are some fun and very creative examples of her most recent ones.

Above is Marcella's solution to the "blue dress challenge," a clever pin cushion.

Barbara has been incorporating pieces and parts of her extensive lace collection into fabric collage books. So exquisitely lovely!

Caroline Webber and Jennifer Webber are our two newest Phoebe members! Above is Caroline's giraffe bag and below are beautiful trims Jennifer's friend brought her from India. A warm welcome to both of you!

Above and below are watercolor collage paintings by Sally. These samples are a preview of the wonderful painting adventures to come in her February 13, 2017 workshop. Stay tuned for details.

Above are two very precious whimsical flat dolls made by Bonnie.

Suzanne has the mosaic bug. She is busy creating wondrous things, including this striking gazing ball for her garden.