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1st Sunday Crafting - IRL (In Real Life!!!)
Don't be shy!!! There's lots of experience among the group and people happy to lend a hand if you're trying to start a new project, or just refresh your knitting/crochet skills. Embroidery, coloring, quilling, card making, fiber arts, and any other easily portable craft is welcome.
Temporarily, I will host these outdoor at my house until Manna Bakery or another suitable location that will seat large groups reopens. I have an outdoor 9 foot table with seating for 10, covered/shaded.
Bring your craft and beverage of choice and let's catch up!
For IRL events when Manna Bakery reopens:
Since we will be taking up a large portion of the bakery's seating, we ask that each lady attending be willing to purchase $5+ in goodies from the establishment. They have a HUGE selection of bakery items, sandwiches, pies, etc. (including GF) and it is all delicious!!!
For those of you who need some inspiration to get started, check out: Fancy Tiger Crafts on S. Broadway, the Lamb Shoppe in Congress Park, or Colorful Yarns in Littleton.
Hope you can join us!
Who’s up for a crossword competition?
Though it is a competition, I'm just doing it for fun - that is allowed :)
There's a 4-minute video on the site with a great overview of how it works. https://www.boswords.org/
Given the nature of this event, I’m mainly posting just to share a fun thing, but we could discuss forming small groups to be in the same general vicinity for it - like meet up at a neighborhood clubhouse or someplace with sufficient internet - or to meet up afterward for a cuppa tea and a chat!
Also feel free to use this event’s Comments section to find a partner to play with! If you’re not playing together in person, you could use Zoom or Discord to coordinate.
I've just done this once before but let me know if you have any questions!
P.S. I'd describe myself a novice crossworder so don't be intimidated to give this a try!
Photo Credit: https://www.pexels.com/photo/cat-paws-sitting-on-a-book-and-crossword-puzzle-10733735/
We’ll meet at the Brainard Lake winter parking lot at 8 AM, and hike to Brainard Lake. This is a well-marked trail that runs through a forest and features great mountain views near the lake! The trail is 5.7 miles round trip, starts at ~10k ft elevation, and has 472 ft elevation gain. Join us for a bit of adventure, fresh air, and good conversation.
Wear warm layers and bring water, snacks, and either snowshoes or microspikes.
For more info on the trail, see this description on alltrails: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/brainard-lake-from-gateway-trailhead
Bringing back the Nerdy 30/40 Ladies Book Club. I thought that I would start with ‘People We Meet On Vacation’ by Emily Henry. Meeting place is TBD but if anyone has any recommendations let me know.
Here is a summary:
Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together. Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven't spoken since. Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees. Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?
Link on GoodReads -> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54985743