Sunday, February 26, 2012

2012 Fabulous Friday

I'm excited to announce that Fabulous Friday is right around the corner.
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 13, from 5pm-9pm.  Most of the classes will be held in the cultural hall, with a couple in the kitchen and a couple that traipse outside for steps that involve spray paint.    This evening will be tons of fun, and we encourage everyone to come.   As always, feel free to invite friends and neighbors.   If the class and craft offerings aren't appealing to you, or you simply feel like you have too many unfinished projects at home to justify starting new ones, please, BRING YOUR OWN CRAFT that night.  You can work on it while socializing with other sisters.
For  a new twist, we will be setting up a display area for you to bring projects, samples and pictures of any and all projects and crafts you've been working on at home over the past few months.  This will be an area where you can SHOW OFF your unique style and creativity.   The more participation we have with this, the better.  This is an opportunity for everyone to learn from eachother in a nonthreatening way.  You don't have to teach a class,  just bring your projects to display.
As usual, we will be having a potluck dinner this evening.  Since it's a spring craft night, we will be having salads, fruits, rolls and yummy munchies.   Look for sign-up sheets in the coming weeks.
There will also be no children's class this night.   Please make other arrangements for your children.

You can sign up for classes and crafts on this blog by making a comment at the end of the post or on the sign-up sheets which will be out in the foyer by the Bishop's office every Sunday.   All classes are free, but please sign-up anyway so that our teachers can prepare the proper number of handouts.   Also, if you are signing up for crafts,  please be considerate and get your money to either the teacher, Laura P. or Leslie Y. quickly so that the teachers can purchase the needed supplies in a timely manner.
Enough talking, ready to view the classes and crafts? 

Class Schedule 
Make Garden Salsa- 5:30-6:00
Freezer Meals 101- 6:00-6:30
Organize Your Home- 6:30-6:45
Perfect Sugar Cookies- 7:00-8:00
Summer Boredom Busters- 8:00-8:30
Grow a Veggie Garden- 8:30-8:50

Soap Dispensers
Cake Plates
Clothespin Boards
Tile Coasters
Baby Booties
Beaded Watches

**Keep reading to view information about each class and craft!**

Make Garden Salsa

5:30-6:00, Taught by Wendy Hess 
Come and learn how to make and process (can) a garden fresh salsa. That’s right, a salsa that is made from veggies you can grow in your own garden. And, because you can it, you can enjoy it for weeks afterward. Of course, we will be having “taste testing”. Come learn and enjoy.   Class Cost: free

Freezer Meals 101 
6:00-6:30, taught by Heather smith 
Interested in learning to make freezer meals? already making freezer meals but tired of the same old thing? Come and receive recipes for tons of great, delicious new freezer meals to try. Come learn some basic tips for making and storing them, as well as learning foods that freeze well and foods that don’t. There will be samples of cooked freezer meals to try! Class cost: free

Organize Your Home 
6:30-6:45, Taught by Tasha Dunbar 
Learn how to start the organizing process in your home. Get a handout full of real tips and tricks to keep everything in its proper place. Everyone that attends will be entered in a drawing to win a free hour of Tasha’s time helping you organize your own home!
Class cost: Free

Perfect Sugar Cookies 
7:00-8:00, taught by Megan Robbins 
Every wondered how to make the perfect sugar cookie? Megan has the answer. She will teach a traditional sugar cookie, a frosted sugar and a brown sugar cookie. This will be a Hands-on class, no supplies needed. Maximum class size 15 people. Class Cost: Free

Summer Boredom Busters 
8:00-8:30, Taught by Dena Hicks 
Don’t want your kids sitting on the couch all day watching tv or playing video games but don’t know what else to offer them? Come and get some great ideas fun activities to keep the kids busy and happy. Class Cost: Free

Grow a Veggie Garden 
8:30-8:50, Taught by Sara Warnick 
Learn everything you need to know to start growing your own veggies today. Get tips on what veggies grow well here during our short growing season as well as when to start planting, whether you’re starting your seeds indoors or going straight to your outside garden beds. Class cost: free

Flip Flops

7pm, taught by Jacki Alley
Cost:  TBD

(Photo Coming Soon!)

We will be decorating flip flops with ribbons.   Bring your own shoes. Class cost covers the ribbons. 

Soap Dispensers
Taught by Laura Parker
Cost: $1.25 each

These cute soap dispensers are back by popular demand.  They make fantastic gifts for neighbors and teachers and they are super simple to assemble.   Choose from 4 different designs: a Tree, A Teacher saying, A Family Saying, or an Initial. 

Cake Plates
5pm, Taught by Jocelyn Tobler
Cost: $20
(photo coming soon!)  

Sign up deadline April 1
 Make a cute wooden dessert plate with scalloped molding. There will be a variety of paint colors to choose from.  Get started early with this class as there are some steps which involve spray paint and drying times. 

Clothespin Boards
7pm, Taught by Jocelyn Tobler

Cost: $13
Signup deadline April 1 
These painted boards have vinyl lettering and 6 clothespins. A variety of paint colors for the boards will be provided, but if you have a specific color in mind, you can bring your own paint. Vinyl letters can be cut in either black or white with the following word options: Lost Socks or Memories.  

Tile Coasters
5pm, Taught by Jennifer Wheeler



Cost: $3
Personalize 8 square tiles to create your own unique set of coasters. Keep a set for yourself or make some to give away as gifts. Multiple colors and designs will be available. If there is a specific color family you are looking for, please write it down, so that Jennifer can make sure to have those colors available for you.

Baby Booties
5pm, Taught by Emily Hart


Cost: $2.00
Come learn to sew these darling baby booties. They can be sewn by hand (for those that don’t have access to sewing machines) or by machine. This easy pattern can be customized, making fantastic baby shower gifts, or cute shoes to match those little dresses for your own little bundle of joy.
Cost: $2 for Emily to supply the wool felt, or you can bring your own wool felt (2 sheets needed per pair) but please sign up either way so Emily can make enough patterns.
Bring scissors and your sewing machine (if you have one)!

Beaded Watches
Taught by Rebecca Steinmetz


Cost: $20
Sign up deadline April 1
Come learn how to make customized beaded watch bands.  Choose either a square or a round watch face in silver or gold, and a color scheme for the beads.  

Customized Pinboards 
Taught by Leslie Young


Cost: $4.00 
Need a place to display all of your kids’ artwork (other than the fridge) or a place to pin notes and miscellaneous papers? Come make a pinboard that reflects your own unique personality.
The class cost ($4.00) will cover the board, interfacing, staples, glue, push pins.
You bring your own fabric, ribbons, and any embellishments desired.
Fabric Requirements: 

Fabric A: 3/8 yd if hanging vertically, 2/3 yd if hanging horizontally
Fabric B: ¼ yd
1 yd ribbon to go between the fabrics and 12+in of ribbon to use for hanging.

Felt Rosette Wreaths
Taught by Katie Smith


Cost: As shown $17
Choose your Own Colors: $8
You will need 10 Sheets EACH of the 3 desired felt colors.   Katie will supply the wreath, painted and prepped and the hot glue to finish. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ward Christmas Party 2011

Brunch in Bethlehem
Saturday, December 10th
Castle Rock Stake Center
Friends, neighbors and 
family are welcome! 
Please look for our ward's Giving Tree 
in the upcoming weeks or sign-up here (Coming soon!)

If you signed up to bring food, here is the recipe:

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Please note this casserole needs to be made day before.  Please deliver hot to Stake Center at
9:45 am  December 10th.
Please label your pan or use disposable.
Questions please call Megan Robbins at 303-917-0999

4 slices bread
12 to 16 ounces bacon or sausage, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Salt and Pepper
Grease the bottom of a 9"x13" pan. Tear up 4 slices of bread and place in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle cooked crumbled bacon or sausage over bread pieces. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the bacon or sausage. Mix eggs, milk mustard, salt and pepper together; pour over casserole. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.  Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gratitude Night

Come Join us for a
Relief Society Activity
Gratitude Night
When: Thursday, November 3. 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Cultural hall.
What: Dinner will be served (So come on time!)
A children's class will be provided.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fabulous Friday

Get Ready for Fabulous Friday, a night filled with Classes, Crafts and Socializing!
When: Friday September 30th, 5-9pm at the church
What: We have a variety of classes and crafts that you can choose from.  Some have a cost and some will be free.   There will be a table set up outside the Relief Society room on Sundays with samples of the crafts and the sign-ups.  You may also sign-up here in the comments section.   All signups and fees due no later than Sept 25.
We will be enjoying potluck soups and desserts for dinner. 
Please invite neighbors and friends.
(Note: There will be no childrens' class. Please make other arrangements for your kids)

Class Schedule
In the kitchen:
5:15-6:15   -Pan con Pollo, taught by Evelyn.  Capacity 12 
7:30-8:30   -Learn to Make and Can Applesauce, taught by Cheryl.  Capacity 12, Cost $1 if you want to take home a jar, free if you just want to learn. 

In the Cultural Hall:
5:30-6:00  -Nutrition, Tricking your Physiology into Weight Loss, taught by Susanne. Cost: Free
6:15-6:45  Party Planning, taught by Ginger. Have you ever wanted to plan a theme party for your child's birthday or other event but didn't know where to start? Ginger has been planning parties for years and even has won awards for them. She will go through a step by step process of how to plan the perfect party without breaking your budget. Cost: Free.
7:15-7:45 -Fitness, Quick Workouts for a High Metabolism and a toned Body, taught by Susanne. Cost: Free 
8:15-8:45  Fun and Easy Christmas Gift Ideas for Neighbors and Teachers, taught by Jennifer. Cost: Free


12 days of Thanksgiving Advent Quilt
Cost: $7.50
Taught by Heidi, Barb and Leslie 
Materials Needed: Please bring a sewing machine. If you need a sewing maching, please let Heidi, Barb or Leslie know.  Fees due by Sept 25.  Takes approximately 2-3 hours to make.  We will work on them for about an hour on Fab Friday and then plan on meeting again at Leslie's house on 10/4/11 at 8pm to complete. 

Beadboard Turkey Trio
Cost: $7.90, 7-9pm
Taught by Leslie. Allow approximately 1 hour to complete.  Tallest turkey is 13" tall. 

Primitive Pilgrims
Cost: $6.50, 7-9pm
Taught by Leslie, allow 1+ hours to complete.  They stand about 12" tall.

Frosty Ornament
Cost: Free to everyone, limit 1
This craft will be available all evening.

Ruffle Chrismas Trees

Taught by Shaneen. 5-8pm

Large Tree: w/ fabric $9.50 w/o fabric $7.00                                                                               
Medium Tree: w/ fabric $7.50 w/o fabric $6.00                                                                           
Small Tree: w/ fabric $5.00 w/o fabric $3.50                                                                                   
Make all three w/ fabric: $22 Make all three w/o fabric: $16.50
The fabric we will be proving is the taupe stripe.  If you want to create or own look, you can provide your own fabric; you will need 1 yd (45" wide). Bring to Shaneen no later than Sunday 9/25 so she can ruffle it prior to activity.  Plan on each tree taking between 10-15 minutes.

Placemat Scripture Totes
Cost: $5.50, 6-8pm
Taught by Tracy. Let her know which version you want to sew. Bring your sewing machine. If you need access to a machine, let Tracy, Leslie or Megan know.

Retro Resin Grapes
Cost: TBD based on quantity.  Approximately $20
Taught by Megan.   Remember these from your grandma's house?  Now you can make some too!
Learn how to make this retro craft.   We will be starting off in the pavilion next to the church parking lot from 5-6.  We will return to finish them from 8-8:30.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fabulous Friday is Just Around the Corner!

When: Friday, September 30, 2011 5-9pm
Where: Church

We will be having our Fabulous Friday Classes and Craft Night in just a few weeks. We have several classes and crafts that we are lining up. It's going to be tons of fun, so save the date! I will be posting more information, along with pictures of the crafts in the next couple of weeks. Look for displays and sign-ups starting Sunday August 28th outside the Relief Society room.
Can't wait to see you there.
If you have a craft/class/skill that you are dying to share, please let me know!

Successful Service Project

Sister, I just want to give a big THANK YOU for all that you did to make our service project a success. We were able to donate 43 completed school tote bags to the Humanitarian Center. So, Thanks!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Humanitarian Aid Service Project: School Kits and Tote Bags

Sisters, You are invited! We need you!

What: We will be participating in the Humanitarian Center service project by making school kits and tote bags for children in need. We will be sewing tote bags and then stuffing them with school supplies. We need everyone to come and participate. We will need sisters to sew the tote bags as well as to organize the school supplies and stuff them into the bags.
When: Thursday August 4, 7-8:30 pm
Where: We will be meeting in the Cultural Hall of our building.
We will have a children's class and we will provide light refreshments. Family, Friends and Neighbors are welcome to come and participate!

We are in need of many donations to make this night a success.
Our goal is to make 50 school kits.
What we need:
1. Heavy durable fabric to sew into tote bags, 1 yd fabric needed per bag. There will be a donation box at church or give the fabric to Megan or Leslie by Sunday, July10th. Feel free to sew up some totes and donate the finished project if you wish. The pattern is available at You can drop off finished totes to either Megan or Leslie or bring the finished totes to our activity on Thursday August 4th.
Also, the more sewing machines we have the night of the activity, the better. So, if you can, please bring a sewing machine or serger to the activity!

2. Very specific school supplies to stuff into the totes. Each tote requires:

· 4 unsharpened pencils
· 1 rubber pencil eraser - approximately 1x2 inches
· 1 pair blunt nosed scissors with metal blades
· 1 pencil sharpener
· 1 straight edge ruler - 12 inches, with metric
· Glued or spiral bound notebooks with lined sheets, 8 x 10 ½,
or 8 ½ x 11 inches
Notebooks should total approximately 450 sheets
· 1 set assorted colored pencils
at least 12 per set, approximately 7 inches long

To keep us organized and to make sure that we end up with all of the supplies and not 5000 pencils and nothing else, we will be sending around sign-up sheets during 3rd hr or you can sign up here:
Please feel free to donate for several items if you can. There is no limit per family on donations. We will accept any donations through the end of August.

Please contact Megan or Leslie with any questions!