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I've had a difficult time getting to this group's meetings! They meet at Central Sewing which is right down the street from my office but for some reason, it's just wasn't that easy. I visited the group on a day when the whole group wasn't present, so I didn't get a picture of them all together. I will try to do that next month.

This very friendly and laid back group has only been together since July 2012. The direction of the group is 'all things hand made'. They enjoy hand embroidery, hand quilting, counted cross stitch, punch enbroidery, hand applique, needlepoint, knitting, crochet, etc. etc. You get the idea. They enjoy the craft and the art of anything that can be done without the power of an electric motor. I just love the idea that there are groups that have basically the same purpose and enjoyment of handmade items as women did 100 years ago.

They call themselves 'happily disorganized retired retirees'. They meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at Central Sewing in Prescott Valley. The group is pretty unstructured and the members are free to bring something to work on or just an item to show which could include something they've made or an heirloom item that they have enjoyed and wish to show the group. They share inspiration, ideas and patterns and have alot of fun doing it. I don't think there was a single second that I was there when nobody was talking. They LOVE what they do and because their interest can be modern or hundreds of years old, there are endless possibilties for show and tell and inspiration.

So far, they haven't done any group projects, but they say that at some point they may want to do something along those lines. They also haven't done any traveling as a group, but that could change, too! Their group is 14 ladies that have shown interest, but usually between 8 and 10 members come regularly to meetings. They feel that they could take more members because the meeting room at Central Sewing can hold 12 - 14. So if you are interested in being a member of this group, you can email or talk to Earlene Springs.

Thank you for letting me come visit your group and I'll try to get to your meeting next month to get a good picture of the group.