Through the years, Metal Immersion has become THE event that I look forward to most. Being the first event of my calendar year, it is a great way to kick off my teaching schedule. 2019 would be no different. How great it was to gather with likeminded people to exchange laughs and our crafts.

After the success in 2018 the attendees unanimously asked to create a charitable project. So once again attendees were asked to collect unused toiletries from their travels throughout the year for a project which would be donated. My heart is warmed by the overwhelming response in which were able to create over 130 packets of toiletries to be donated to Women's Center of Montgomery County in need. Additionally, there were generous donations of full size toiletries which will be used at local shelters. The contribution of time, craft and product was completely overwhelming. During the Friday Night Social and without direction, everyone found a corner to which they could best pitch in to this effort and got the job done. I could not have asked for more from this wonderful group of people.

Though the focus of Metal Immersion is teach/learn with all the classes that are offered, for me it has become much more. As a group we communed and learned so much about one another and the power in being around positive attitudes. We shared stories, laughs and even some tears. I learned more about myself and much about humanity from which I will grow. I can only hope that others got the same.

I am excited for 2019 and what will come in 2020 as I begin to prepare for next year’s events. I know I sound like a broken record when I talk about Metal Immersion, but I can not help myself. Thank you everyone for making it a Success. (I know I don’t do this often enough, but I WILL put a feather in my cap for this success!)

Until we meet again.

Always,

 

 

Kieu