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September 2018 Meeting Dates

Monday, 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

Thursday, 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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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!

Wednesday, 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.

 

Common Thread Circle Shares in World Doll Day Project

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Texas Association of Original Doll Artists (TAODA), Girl Scouts of San Jacinto, and The Common Thread Circle combined forces to create a program of making and sharing dolls with Girl Scouts and children in Houston area hospitals.

45 Girl Scouts participated in this program which took place on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Girl Scout building in Houston.  TAODA members designed and made over 150 different unstuffed pillow dolls.  Each Girl Scout was allowed to choose 3 dolls to stuff. The girls would keep one doll and donate the other two dolls.

The Common Thread Circle provided the fiber fill for this project.  Common Thread members closed the donated pillow dolls and will distribute them to patients in Houston area hospitals.

World Doll Day is celebrated on the second Saturday every June.  Common Thread gives thanks to the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto and TAODA for working with us to make this world a better place.

June Meeting Dates

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will meet on June 4, 11, 18, and 25th in Room D100 at Memorial Drive Methodist Church from 2-4 p.m.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday, June 19th, in Room D100 at MDUMC from 9:30 – noon.

“Happy Hands” will meet at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 27, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

 

 

MAY 2018 MEETING DATES

Monday, April 30th, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will meet at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Room D100 from 2-4 p.m. on ,May 7, 14, and 21.

(We will not meet on Memorial Day, May 28.)

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet in D100 from 9:30 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, May 15th.

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

April 2018 Meeting Dates

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will meet at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church on Mondays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30th at 2-4 p.m. in Room D100.  (We will not meet Monday, April 2, as the church will be closed the day after Easter.)

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet at MDUMC in Room D100 on Tuesday, April 17th, from 9:30 a.m. – noon.

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

March 2018 Meeting Dates

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

The Monday Group of Common Thread Circle will meet on Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26th at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Room D100 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

The UMW Common Thread Circle will meet on Tuesday March 20th from 9:30 a.m. – noon in Room D100 at MDUMC.

Happy Hands will meet at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, March 28th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.