December 2018 Meeting Dates

November 29th, 2018

The Common Thread Circle will meet on from 2-4 p.m. on Mondays, December 3rd, 10th, and 17th, in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.  (We will not meet on Dec. 24th or 31st.)

Our first meeting in January will be on Monday, January 7th.

Harris Health System Visits Common Thread

November 26th, 2018

On November 12th,  Jennifer Buck and her assistant, Kathy Walker, paid a visit to the Common Thread Circle meeting at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.  We deliver our heart-shaped comfort pillows, our little stuffed animal “critters” and our other handmade items regularly to the Harris Health Systems at Ben Taub Hospital in the Med Center.  They then distribute them to their patients at their many facilities around the Houston area.  Kathy thanked everyone and  shared with our members how much their patients appreciate the love and work that goes into the handmade items. They shared two messages they had received.

From Jackie Ryan, Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager:  “The pillows help comfort our children during lab draws and immunizations.  The pillows also bring smiles when we give the pillows to families as a token of appreciation for choosing us as their health care providers. When the children take the pillows and hold them close, it just warms our heart.  We really appreciate them and so do our families.”

From Daphna Williams, LVN, Healthcare for the Homeless:  ” I just want you and the donor sewing group to know what a delight the beautiful pillows are to the women and children here at the Star of Hope Cornerstone facility.  Actually the ladies enjoy the pillows more than the children.  I call the pillows ‘the loving hearts.’  The gifts are greatly appreciated by all who receive them. The pillows put smiles on the faces and brighten up their living spaces.”

A Busy November

November 12th, 2018

November 2018 Meeting Dates

November 2nd, 2018

Common Thread Circle will meet in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church on Mondays, November 5, 12, and 26th from 2-4 p.m.

We will not meet during the week of Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the holiday with your family!

Happy Hands will meet on Wednesday, November 28, from 9:30-11:30 at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church.

 

October Meeting Dates for Common Thread Circle

September 24th, 2018

The Common Thread Circle will meet on Mondays, October 1, 8, 15, and 29th from 2-4 p.m. in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.  We will not meet October 22, as Hearts and Hands Holiday Market begins that evening.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday, October 16th, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church   in D100 from 9:30-noon.

Happy Hands will meet at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24.

September 2018 Meeting Dates

August 27th, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will not meet on Labor Day, September 3.  Meetings will be on Mondays, September 10, 17, and 24 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, Room D100, from 2-4 p.m.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday, September 18, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Room D100 from 9:30 a.m- noon.

The “Happy Hands” group  will meet on Wednesday, September 26, at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

A Busy August 6th Meeting

August 9th, 2018

The Monday Common Thread Circle members had a busy day at their first meeting in August.  We now  have more heart pillows, stuffed animals, knitted and crocheted scarves and caps ready to deliver to patients in Houston area hospitals!

August 2018 Meeting Dates

July 26th, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will meet on August 6, 13, 20, and 27th at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Room D100 from 2-4 p.m.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday, August 21st, in D100 at MDUMC from 9:30 a.m. – noon.

“Happy Hands’ will meet at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, August 22nd, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

July 2018 Meeting Dates

June 27th, 2018

Common Thread Circle will meet on Mondays, July 2, 9, and 23rd in Room D100 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church from 2-4 p.m.   (We will not meet on July 16th or 30th.)

The UMW Common Thread Circle will not meet in July, but will meet on August 21st.

“Happy Hands” will meet at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, July 25, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Common Thread Celebrates Over 92,000 Items Donated!

June 27th, 2018

On June 25th the Common Thread Circle celebrated with a special cake for everyone attending our Monday meeting.  We have now delivered over 92,800 handcrafted items to Houston area hospitals since we started our Hospital Project in 2008!  This includes not only our heart-shaped comfort pillows, used by hospital patients to ease coughing during respiration therapy and to cushion surgical areas, but also our “little critters” (stuffed animals) for the children’s wards, our knitted and crocheted hats and scarves for cancer patients, and the many other items shown on this website.