Joanne M made these bookmarks for last year's President's Challenge. The bookmarks were donated to a local library in Ohio. Aren't they beautiful?
Mary D, one of our members, made this passel of bookmarks for our literacy program. They're cute and will be loved by the children who get them. Thank you, Mary, for your dedication and time!
One of the chapter's charities is stitching bookmarks for literacy programs. The President's Challenge this year is to ask each member to stitch one bookmark and one Christmas ornament for the breast cancer fundraiser. Here are six! bookmarks stitched by NancyAnn W., one of our members. We will be featuring more of these in the next week, so keep looking.
As announced in the meeting, you have the chance to win this beautiful beeswax heart!
Just complete the "A Little Gem" canvaswork project and post a picture in the Chat4 folder!
Here's the underside:
A bit of background on the heart: It was made in Moldova and was bought directly from the beekeeper. She molded the heart herself, and you can see from the back that it's truly handmade. It weighs about a hundred grams and measures two inches across and down, with an inch in depth.
As a benefit of membership in CyberStitchers, our members get a discount on one Group Correspondence Course per year. This is called the BEE program (Big Education Event), and for the BEE, the chapter will pay the postage and course fee for one of the 10 (on average) GCCs we register under this program each year. We'll begin registering for our 3Q BEE (Big Education Event) courses in the next few weeks. Our 2Q BEE registrations are now closed. The ten courses (and the quarter they're offered) this year are...
2Q GCCs (CURRENTLY UNDERWAY) -
How To's of Swedish Naversom
3Q GCCs (REGISTRATION OPEN - ASK ABOUT SPACE AVAILABILITY) -
Brazilian Embroidery Purse
Embroidery with Mixed Media
Finishing with Flair
Japanese Temari Basics
If you want to register for one of these classes AND have paid your 2012 CyberStitchers dues, send an email to our Education Chair, Ellen Sedlak. Put your name in your email, along with the GCC you want to register for!
We're excited about our new site and hope you are too! The new site has a lot of features and things to explore, but it's still a work in progress. As you wander through the site, note what you think is good, what you think could be improved, and give us ideas! Leave a comment here regarding the new site by March 31st, 2012, and be entered in a drawing for one of four prizes.
Thank you to Kelly Jackson and Andreas Welch, especially, for getting this up and running!
Update 3/12/2012 - Prize list: The four prizes are:
1. Sherry Serafini's Sensational Bead Embroidery
2. A packet of six skeins of silk thread.
3. Rosewood Manor's Family Reunion chart.
4. An assortment of stitching tools.
First person to get picked chooses first, and so on.