Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2225 East Fourteen Mile Road, Birmingham, Michigan. see a map »

Bring your knitting and join us for an evening — we’re sure you’ll want to become part of the flock!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Whew!

Tuesday was the final meeting of the 2008-2009 season for the guild.

It was fun and a busy meeting! Official BSKG folding chairs were delivered--you will see these bright green chairs this summer in a park near you...and there will be knitting! Plans for a WWKIP June Road Rally and a July PicKnit were revealed...watch this blog and Ravelry for details. August will be the Detroit Tigers Stitch 'n Pitch. Again, when we have more info we will post it.

The meeting began with a dinner catered by Panera Bread (the Southfield location--Matt did a wonderful job for us). Tables were cleared to let the Stash Swap begin...and there was some serious swapping! Tanya actually had a lovely display (which itself ended up being swapped!), Linda Lu had a wonderful spread of tempting yarn on a whole table, Rhys offered yarn from our favorite indie dyer and a spinning wheel. The silent auction was full of great items...and a little cut-throat in the last few minutes of bidding...although I think everyone went home with something that made them happy.







Thanks to all who helped with the planning details, set up and clean up...it was a big chore and greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Meeting Reminder...it's a good one!

Our annual dinner and swap is Tuesday, May 12, from 7 to 9 pm at St. Columban Church. Please sign in when you arrive—if you did not RSVP and pay for dinner ($10) you may do so at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.—use this time to arrive and sign in, socialize and catch up with your friends before the meeting begins at 7 p.m.

We had four newcomers join last month—we have 80 members now! The new members are Merritt C., Marilyn G., Michele D. and Barbara S.—be sure to make them feel welcome. In fact, think about mixing it up a bit and sit with someone you don't know very well this month!

Agenda: Dinner will begin promptly at 7 p.m. The dinner is being catered by Panera and includes a variety of sandwiches, salad, chips, pickles, cookies and cake. A limited selection of soda will be available.

We will have the BSKG logo chairs ready to distribute when you sign in. Chairs were preordered and payment ($25) is due upon delivery. If you missed out on ordering, never fear—you can bid on one in the silent auction!

Following dinner the silent auction (lots of great items!) as well the member swap and sale will begin. Bring your unwanted stash, books and knitting related (or other!) items...be prepared to haggle, beg, bargain and barter! Last year items included colorful weaver warps, handspun yarn, knitting services, books...your unwanted lonely single skein might be just what another member is searching for. I have some good things that I am bringing and can't wait to see what I can trade for with you! The silent auction will end with plenty of time for you to pay for your auction items before the end of the evening.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to all our May Black Sheep [and there
are a lot]: Barb Boren, Marguerite Winer, Annette Ervin,
Linda Seley, Margie Tate, Sue Carter, Katy Race and Phyllis Evans.

Thanks for the thanks [you know who you are].

Only 11 days until the May dinner/swap! Are you all clearing
out your stash to trade, barter & sell?