The May meeting consisted of a Stitch'n for Kids outreach sewing workshop from 12:30 to 4:30 P.M. A large turn-out of Phoebe volunteers sewed and assembled over 50 completed tiny crinkle-paper filled flannel squares adorned with ribbon loops that babies at George Mark's hospice love to play with. Others Phoebes worked on doll quilts or brought ones they had completed at home, like the two colorful ones above sewn by Marcella. There are many more assembled crinkle kits ready to be completed. All Phoebes are invited to participate. A short meeting with show and tell followed from 4:30 to 6 P.M.
Calendar Of Events
May 27, (Sunday), Pleasanton Antique Faire (8 A.M. to 4 P.M.), Main Street, Pleasanton.
June 21, (Thursday), Phoebe Meeting (6:30 to 9:15 P.M.), Alameda County Education Building, Hayward. The challenge object inspired from nature will be due at this meeting. Come prepared with an idea of what you would like to receive in the October gift-exchange.
July 19, (Thursday), Phoebe Meeting (6:30 to 9:15 P.M.), Alameda County Education Building, Hayward. This meeting will feature three make-it-and-take-it activities. Harlene will conduct "Paper Beads;" Bonnie will do "Paper Flowers and Embellishments;" and Sue will do "Paverpol Masks." Bring your Phoebe tool kits.
August 16, (Thursday), Phoebe Meeting (6:30 to 9:15 P.M.), Alameda County Education Building, Hayward.
September 20, (Thursday), Phoebe Meeting (6:30 to 9:15 P.M.), Alameda County Education Building, Hayward. The small chair challenge will be due at this meeting.
Show and Tell
Caroline finished her shadow-box flat doll from Betts' workshop.
As did Jennifer. Both are exquisitely beautiful. Betts' workshops are always an amazing experience. Thank you, Betts.
Bonnie had a great time making a "loaded envelope" inspired by Zanaib's recent enrichment demonstration and challenge. It's an assortment of pockets filled with fabulous embellishments and tags, all original handmade objects.
Bonnie also made a brown paper bag booklet featuring individual pages decorated with stamping, graphics, and a wonderful assortment of notions.
Bonnie loves hearts and her newest heart-themed creation is this lovely fabric bead and button necklace, which includes two safety pins. So clever!
Rosie and her husband recently took a vacation to Florida, where they spent some time with Judy and her husband. Rosie and Judy took a painting class, and Rosie passed along this photo of Judy's oil painting. They really enjoyed the class.
Marcella attended the recent Bear and Doll Show in Pleasanton and couldn't resist purchasing this ornament, one of many made by a Russian artist for each 2007 NIADA Conference attendee. It is truly a treasure!
Our meeting included a raffle of wonderful items, including these dolls won by Betts.