2006 Holiday Party and Ornament Exchange

Date: 12/10/2006
Time: 1:30-4:00
Type: Meeting
Location: Home of Mary Ann Anderson
Teacher: LMSG-Elaine Hoagland

Join us at our annual Holiday Party and ornament exchange! Start your stitching early
on either an ornament or a needlework small to exchange at the meeting. If you’d like,
bring along a favorite holiday treat to share.

Did you finish your 2006 project? You’ll have a chance to share your progress at this
meeting. We’ll have a Show and Tell of the projects chosen by the members
at the January meeting and prizes will be awarded.

Mary Ann Anderson
2540 Pebble Creek Drive
Lisle IL

Mary Ann lives just west of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.
355 to 88 West
Exit Route 53 South
Turn right (west) at 1st light–Warrenville Road
Turn right (north) at Leask Lane
Leask Lane runs North & South along the western edge of the Morton Arboretum.
Leask Lane runs between Butterfield Road in Wheaton and Warrenville Road in Lisle.
There is a light at both ends of Leask Lane.
Turn west on Pebble Creek Drive off of Leask Lane.
The subdivision sign reads Corporate Woods.


We hope you were able to attend our 2006 holiday party. One
of our members, Mary
Ann Anderson, offered to have the party at her house when we
found out the library was unavailable. We all agreed that it was much nicer to celebrate
the holiday in someone’s home. As we arrived, we talked
while we enjoyed sampling the goodies everyone had brought. We also admired Mary Ann’s samplers and holiday decorations. The festive decorations
put everyone in the holiday spirit!

enjoying good food and company, we had a short business meeting. Susan Balsai
a few announcements regarding the 2007 schedule and commented on
how much she has enjoyed being president of the guild. Then we went around the room and
each member who participated in the 2006 Stitchers Challenge described
her accomplishments.
Several participants finished
their chosen piece, had it framed and brought it to share. Some finished multiple
projects, but everyone made some progress even if it was only finding their kit! Everyone
who participated received a prize. We all agreed that we would like to continue the Stitchers Challenge next year because it provides additional motivation to finish
projects and we really enjoy
seeing everyone’s progress. Susan stated that this is her favorite meeting of the year!

year, we had ten ornamnents for the
exchange. This ties the previous 2002
record when we also had ten. Some of our members commented that they just finished at
the last minute. One said that she almost had to wrap it up unfinished with a promise
to complete it and mail it back! The ornaments were placed on a table in Mary Ann’s family room.
We drew numbers and chose a package in turn. Some of us were really tempted to “steal” but people were so happy with what they recieved
that no one had the heart to take any away!

The variety of ornaments and
the talent of our members is always amazing. After opening the packages, we gathered the ornaments together so that we would all have
the opportunity to take a closer look at them. Please click on the picture at the right for a larger image.
We hope you were able to join us for an enjoyable holiday party. Thank you Mary Ann for volunteering to have
the party in your home and making it special. Have
a wonderful holiday and we hope to see
you at our January meeting!