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Crafters Club

I logged into my Facebook account the other day to find an invitation to attend a preliminary meeting regarding setting up a local crafters club. Normally I would have ignored something like this; I’m not one for after work activities. But I’ve read that it is important for people with PD to socialize, and I really love crafting, so I clicked “Going” and held myself to the commitment.

The meeting was at a local community arts center. I didn’t even know we had a community arts center, what a great thing to discover. We introduced ourselves and talked about the type of crafting we each enjoyed. We discussed plans and schedules, and in the end we decided to meet once per month and to take turns leading a project.

That is how it came to be that in May I will be hosting a class (using this term loosely) on how to make a project that I call my portable desktop. I will be posting more about this project soon, but basically it is a portfolio that holds a Jr. legal pad, a 3 x 5 note pad, 3 x 3 and 2 x 2 sticky notes, and a pen, as well as having a small pocket. It is made on chipboard, or packaging, I use cereal boxes, so that it is sturdy enough to use as a portable desktop.

Others in our new club will be teaching card making, junk journaling, resin craft, and an as yet undetermined Christmas in July craft. I am looking forward to learning new techniques and new crafts, and to making new friends.

Are you involved in a crafters club or something similar? I’d love to hear your suggestions if you are. In the meantime, keep Moving, Shaking, and Making my friends.


I'm a 44-year-old card-maker, fledgling painter, not so great writer, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, dog lover, crazy cat lady, and office manager. I work full time for a local water and sewer utility and find time to be creative in between all of my other activities. Oh, and I have Parkinson's.

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