Saturday, October 3, 2009 4:58 PM
Happy Saturday All!
Wanted to send out a reminder that we are meeting next Friday at Pleasant Home. If they have the fire going, we might be able to stay in the foyer if it's nice and toasty. If not, we might be in the dining room.
Did you know that StitchCraft has evolved to have three components and every member is free to becoming involved in any combination of the three?
The first is a social knitting group - that is the base and mainstay of StitchCraft, to be a place where knitters and other crafters can come and just enjoy themselves. No other strings (or yarns) attached. We are a place you can just come to and enjoy crafting in the company of others.
The second is a communitiy/mission aspect. We have donated items and dollars to various hospitals, schools and organizations. We have also uily friendships with other knitting groups in the area and as far away as Naperville. We have been asked, over the past few years, to donate items to various places and members who wish can respond to the call.
The third is a fundraising body. We participate in the Pleasnat Home Holiday Craft sale - we've been the top seller the past two years. Members have the chance to sell their wares. It's a way to stick their toes in the water to see if crafting can move from merely a hobby to a way to earn extra income. I am also looking at other craft shows in the area for more opportunities.
There is still room to get in on the Holiday Craft Show - we will have our table in the dining room (thank you, Melissa, for being willing to do table setup.)
Items have to be handmade.
Price your own items - keep in mind you will get back 95% of your sale price. The 5% goes toward Meetup fees and purchasing a membership to Pleasant Home. (Which we do every year.)
The sale goes on for a week, but you don't have to have inventory for that long. Make what you want, in whatever amount you want. If we all, or most, have a few items, we'll be fine.
I hope to see you all at Pleasant Home next week. We're already into knitting season. I live in a yarn barn and I still want to go out and buy more - you know, just in case we get snow bound or something!
ps - speaking of mission knitting: are you interested in knitting with residents of a senior home or grade school kids on the west side? If so, let me know. Sirchester Jackson, Pastor of Mandell United Methodist Church, is interested in collaborating with us to do just that. If you're interested, please let me know.