Due to the Labor Day holiday, our September meeting will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday evening, August 26, 2019 in the second floor Community Room at the Waldemere Fire Station at 2070 Waldemere St. in Sarasota, FL.

Here is a Google Map link with the location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Sarasota+County+Fire+Department+Station+2/@27.3135246,-82.5323011,15z/data=!4m8!1m2!2m1!1sfire+station+near+Waldemere+Street,+Sarasota,+FL!3m4!1s0x88c3405b3fb7fde7:0x706a968f3e07601d!8m2!3d27.3189581!4d-82.5281383?hl=en&authuser=1.

When parking at the fire station – please be aware that the wire fence enclosed area is only for firefighters–do not park in that area. If the lot is full, after 6:00 PM you can park in the lot of the medical office building just to the south of the fire station. Please note: due to a fence between the fire station and the medical office parking lot, you will need to walk back around the block to the fire station.

Minutes from our August 5th meeting will be e-mailed with the meeting reminders. To expedite our Business Meeting, minutes are not read, although members will be asked for any additions/corrections–and for approval of the minutes as written. Our business meeting will begin at 7 PM, followed by the presentation of our beading project.

The beading project for our August 26th (September) meeting is the embelished felted flower, taught by Susan Sudnik, which can be made as a single felted flower sewed onto a cord necklace, a single felted flower made as a pin, or a cluster of felted flowers with pulled ribbon leaves and heat-sealed edges. Kits will be available at the meeting at $10 for the pin and $18 for the necklace. Photos of the the samples and a materials list are included below. If you don’t wish to work on this beading project, you are welcome to bring your own to work on during the evening.

See you at the meeting!.


Designed & Taught by Susan Sudnick


·         Wool roving

·         Felting needle(s)

·         Base to felt on (Styrofoam)

·         Assorted beads

·         Beading needle, thread, mat, scissors, thread burner

·         Pin back for a flower pin

·         Climbing rope & Clasp for necklace

Kits will be available: Flower Kit - $10

Necklace Kit - $18