Our Program Chair continues to identify fun projects at reasonable costs for us to work as a group during 2020. This was especially difficult during the Covid restrictions, yet our Program Chair figured out how to lead some wonderful programs via Zoom.
- We began the year with a community service project – Hearts for Hospice.Hearts for Hospice is a wonderful philanthropic project run by the members of the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild. This project was initiated in 2015 to fulfill a need at a local hospice center. When a resident passes away, a heart is placed on the door notifying others to be respectful of those mourning.
- Each NJNA member was provided an 8″x8″ canvas to use their own threads and design to create their heart for the program. Many used their own canvas in addition to their own threads and stitched at least 75 hearts that were sent to the Kansas City Needlepoint Guild for finishing and distribution. Click Hearts for Hospice Composite to see the sampling provided by NJNA.
- Crystal Waters by Carolyn Mitchell is an elegant scissor case and scissor fob.
- Some members stitched the colorways identified by Carolyn and others used their stash to create interesting colorways.
- Several members stitched the scissor fob as ornaments and created an array of colorful choices.
- Here’s a sampling of some finished works:
- Kimono by Margaret Bendig gave stitchers an opportunity to stitch one or more of Margaret Bendig’s seasonal Kimonos.
- Cathryn C led the group over 2 meetings and provided great additional hints and suggestions for each of the 4 Kimonos.
- While we couldn’t have stitch-ins in person, we did continue to meet over Zoom and stitch during our regular meeting times. What a wonderful opportunity to meet and stitch during the pandemic shutdowns.