Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Weekly Stitch

Good morning and Merry Christmas!

Wow - less than one week until Christmas! And, no, I don't have all of my shopping done. The boys and I plan to knock it out over the next couple of days - now, if I could just find time to finish up my last minute knitting projects.

Here is what is going on with YOH the next couple of weeks:

  • Last meeting of the year - Tuesday, December 20th, in the Hospitality Room at FBC
  • No meeting this week on Wednesday night and no Tuesday or Wednesday meetings next week.
  • Meetings will start back as usual the week of January 2nd.

And, here is a thank you note to show how we spread Christmas cheer every day of the

Just a note of thanks to your organization and the group of wonderful ladies who knit and crochet the beautiful cancer caps. Denise Kurtz (Member of In Stitches in McKinney
Meetup.com group) brought me three of them and I found them so pretty and well
done. I had one on my head immediately! I will wear them proudly, at least
until my hair grows back again - and that may take some time! If I happen to
bump into one of you and you recognize your hat, please stop me and say hi.
Thanks again. Corinne Lageose, Anna, TX.

Merry Christmas to each of you and I pray that you have a Blessed Christmas!


Monday, December 5, 2011

The Weekly Stitch

Merry Christmas, ladies!
I just love this time of the year - the twinkle of lights, the sparkle of decorations, the coziness of a warm fire, the snuggle of a favorite sweater (preferably hand knit or crocheted, right?) and, most important of all, the celebration of the birthday of Jesus. And, don't forget that we need lots of hats and scarves this time of year for the cancer centers - cancer patients feel the cold so much more than we do. Here is what is going on with YOH this week.

Meetings this week:
  • Tuesday - 10AM in the Hospitality Room at First Baptist McKinney
  • Wednesday - NO MEETING THIS WEEK! The church is sponsoring Mission Christmas this Wednesday night - where we go out into the community and share the joy of Christmas with others. 
Upcoming events:
  • Christmas parties:
    • Next Tuesday (12/13) at 10AM, we will have our Christmas party at Susan Butler's home (Look for directions later in the week). Sign up for a brunch dish tomorrow morning or send me an email. Also, bring a $10 gift to exchange to the party - can be yarn related or not, homemade or not.
    • Next Wednesday (12/14) at 6:15PM in the Fireside Room at First Baptist McKinney, we will have a Christmas party for the Wednesday night ladies - no gift exchange but bring a sweet or savory goody to share.

Ongoing projects:
  • Chemo caps and scarves for both adults and children - donated to Texas Oncology McKinney, UT Southwestern in Dallas and MCCH oncology unit.
  • Blankets for MCCH - either a child-sized blanket or 12 x 12 squares which will be combined into a blanket.
  • Knitting Club at Finch - the girls and boys are doing great and are about to start their first project, however, we can always use more teachers. Contact Becca Masters if you are interested in helping.

Love you all,

Field Trip to Fiber Circle

The Tuesday morning YOH ladies had a fun treat in store last week. We went on a field trip to Farmersville to visit Diane at Fiber Circle! In addition to the opportunity of petting and stocking up on some great yarns, Diane had a craft for everyone to make; rosettes! With a little novelty netting yarn and a crochet hook, these cute little floral decorations were quick to stitch. Wear them on a lapel, with a headband, or even make a scarf or table runner with these floral motifs; there's no limit to the creativity!

We certainly hope to have the opportunity to make another trip to Fiber Circle soon!