Encore Needle and Craft Newsletter

February 28, 2020

ENCORE: Encourage, Neighbors, Charities, Originality, Rewarding, Enjoyable.

NEW CLUB PROJECT: Fleece blankets; come for lessons to make on your own.

MONITOR: If you are unable to monitor for the date you signed up, please notify Linda Drabik as early as possible so she can find someone to fill your spot. Each person should monitor twice during the year. Monitors can select to sit at the front, back, or the small side table. Donation table has moved to the back of the room.

THANK YOU to Nancy Pemberton for the fun games, decorations, favors, and prizes on Valentine’s Day. Prizes were wonderful! Lots of work went into the event and we all thank her for her efforts.

REMEMBER: second Friday of each month is pizza at Peter Piper Pizza. No need to reserve in advance, just announce your intentions at the meeting that day.

PLAN AHEAD: Spring Craft Fair is March 21 from 8 til 2. Set up is the day before, with set up ladies arriving at 11 and ladies selling items arriving later. Please check in with Joan Donar upon arrival. If you put items for sale, be sure to return at the close of the sale to pick up any unsold items. We always need a lot of sellers first thing in the morning, so please volunteer if you can. Our club takes a commission of all sales, which brings in the money we use for our charity projects (material, stuffing, etc).

COFFEE CAKE RECIPE from Carol Beckman

Cream together 1 C margarine and 1 ¾ C white sugar. Add 4 eggs, 1 t. vanilla, ½ t. salt, 1 ½ t. baking powder and mix. Add 3 C flour and mix well. Put ¾ of the mixture on a greased jelly roll pan, spreading to fill. Cover with blueberry or cherry pie filling. (If using cherry, add 1 t. almond extract to filling before spreading). Dot the top of the filling with the remaining dough. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. While still warm, drizzle with glaze (mix powdered sugar, vanilla or almond extract and water to glaze consistency.)


Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches, plus 2 to make width desired. Knit 2, knit in back of 3rd stitch, pearl 1; repeat until last two stitches, then knit the last two. Repeat over and over until your get the desired length. Bind off. Thicker yarn, use larger size needles, finer yarn, use smaller size needles. This pattern makes a vertical row on both sides of the scarf.

We wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day.



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