Local EGA First Meeting of the Year and Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself.

The Mohawk Valley Chapter of the EGA had it first meeting of the 2019-2020 year, I felt so privileged to be there as a member.  Joining a local EGA (Embroiders Guild of America) has been something I have wanted to do for decades.  Either there wasn't a local chapter or I did not have the time to join - Now there is a local and I can sandwich the meetings into my day.  I am very thankful for this time in my life that I can do these kinds of things - I used to say "Someday". Today is that someday and it is such a pleasure to go and find new friends with like interests. 

Today I received gifts as a new member and was able to take a class. Enjoy coffee and listen to a short lecture.

A sweet Newbie gift, I picked the yellow one.

Take s class on a new to me style of needle work : it may look easy - it isn't!

Pick up a few goodies at the "White Elephant Table"

I midnight project to get my name tag made:

We are commanded to love our neighbor as yourself - I am working on taking better care of myself so that I CAN love my neighbor.  Needle work has been something I have loved since I was 11, it is a relaxing past time and helps me fill my home with "all manner of beautiful things".  It brings me a sense of accomplishment in a loved form of artistry. 
I think if you are reading my blog you to are a crafter - I hope you can find time to pursue some of your passions just for the sheer enjoyment of it -love yourself!
Thanks for stopping by and go express yourself!
Ginny M


So glad you have made it to a guild - I am currently a member of our local one again, after a 15 year hiatus as life became too busy. Like you I have stitched since I was very young (I can remember a pre-school project, wool on a dolls blanket).
I know what you mean about self care - I am trying to be good on that score :)

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