From the President – Apr 2022

Here’s looking forward to a wonderful April. So far in late March we are having a lot of sunny days and warm temps. I’m really looking forward to more of the same in April. We will head out to Wimberly in a few hours for that LONG planned weekend. Originally it was to celebrate my husband’s 66th birthday back in 2020. While he did get to retire that year, it was to hang at home as COVID raged. Then it became our 20th wedding anniversary celebration in 2021, also called off on account of COVID…And then last month, our 21st wedding anniversary celebration was called off on account of the weather. SO, today we head off with no celebration intended, just to enjoy one of our favorite Texas destinations. The temps are going to be in the 80s so I’m sure we will enjoy a lot of sunshine.  
As we enter April, I ask again that each of us continues to take time with our higher power to pray for peace in the Ukraine. Let this act of aggression not be the beginning of yet even more violence in the world. If you follow our Facebook posting you know that the Guild shipped over 60 pounds of hand knitted and crochet items to Germany for the Ukraine refugees. I’m so proud of our Guild. There’s nothing like receiving a beautiful handmade item. Especially during hard times. It lets a person know they matter so much when someone takes their time and love to make this item for a complete stranger. We spread hope and blessings with each item.
Speaking of Charity, I attended the March event at the No Name Brewery. As it happens this event coincided with a farmer market of sorts. Not only was this a wonderful opportunity to get to know members better, I got some retail therapy! All those that attended made progress on their charity items and enjoyed a beverage or two. I enjoyed micro brew root beer, yum! It was a beautiful day, filled with love and kindness.    
March was a much more productive knitting month for me. I knitted the Kashimi scarf in Urth Yarns Kashmir Mono. As a skein, the yarn appeared to be variegated pale blues. It knitted up extremely soft, but rather monotone. That was a bit of a disappointment. I also began the Blue Jean Saturday Shawl using Queensland Uluru Rainbow. The colors vary from oranges through browns through purple. It’s knitting up just beautifully. This is a project of love for a friend battling cancer. I can’t wait to get it finished.
Thank you all for spreading your knowledge and kindness with each other. Each of you is what makes this Guild. So, enjoy flowers, pastels and sunshine this month.
Priscilla Graham
Executive Board President