Newsletter Editor's Letter

Hi Everyone,

    It is hard to believe that another year has flown by.  I am not even sure where the Autumn went!  December was so crazy between working with my students at school, planning and doing things for our boat club, and the general chaos of getting ready for Christmas.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Hanukkah, and a Merry Christmas, and are now finding some stitching time for yourselves.
    I want to take the time to thank Meg and Andreas for all their efforts these last few years.  Andreas was very patient with me as l learned how to use Drupal to complete the newsletter.  He was always there as we stumbled through the Internet maze, and found Groups.io for us.  Thank you both for all your efforts!  I also wish to thank the rest of the board members who are stepping down for all your hard work!  When we elect a board, we cannot imagine all the work they do behind the scenes to make our chapter run.
   So now we look ahead to 2018.  Not sure how it got to be 2018; time does fly.  While most people are talking about their New Year's resolutions, I am just going to wait.  There is a rule.  School teachers make June resolutions when we have time to do something about it!  I do think about working on my Level 3 temari certification, but I have tended to just enjoy my stitching time.  One of my friends used to say that we stitch the horrors down.  There is some truth to that.  I have also  gotten back to various other forms of needlework this past year, so that has cut into my temari time.  Shocking!  I also signed up for 3 upcoming classes between my f2f EGA and our sisters in Cyberspace at CyberPointers (ANG - American Needlepoint Guild)...I must be nuts! Whatever forms of needlework you enjoy, I wish you the time and the fibers to enjoy it!

   From my husband Rich and I, I wish everyone a peaceful, healthy, and joyous 2018!
           Sue Sherburne
           Newsletter Editor