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December meeting

Well, we had a wonderful meeting this past Tuesday.  No new members at this meeting, but we had one guest.

I must apologize or not taking any pictures.  I was so involved in watching Tracey K.'s trunk show (and touching and folding many of her shawls and cowls) that I just didn't think about photos.  Must try to remember to do this next time.

Her trunk show was fascinating.  I love seeing the products of other knitters.  I did see many taking notes of names of patterns and yarn.

We also saw many lovely items during show and share.  Please bring your finished projects to show off at the meetings.  We love to see everyone's work.

Our swag was delivered at this meeting.  If you ordered an umbrella and were unable to attend the meeting, you can pay for and pick up your umbrella at the next meeting.  Or, even at Panera's, if you come to social knitting on Tuesday nights.  My trunk is full of BSKG items. 

 Isn't this beautiful?  I just love mine.

The results of voting at the last meeting were announced.  Donna M.  is our new vp and will come into office at the next meeting and I will move up to president.  Yikes!

Hope to see all you Black Sheep at the next meeting in January.  And don't forget to check out upcoming events here on the blog. 


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