I hope Anne who is at the right of this photo and Barbara who is second from left can hear us all. What good progress they are all making. It is lovely when you can meet up together and stitch, isn't it? I know that Betty Whiting Flemming is there with you still in spirit. For those of you who never had the privilege to meet Betty who died this year, she was a curator at the Loudoun Museum from 1992 to 1999, where she was responsible for Threads of History, a sampler exhibit and symposium. She spent two years researching and planning a Loudoun Museum event, The Quaker Girl: Her Life and Her Needlework, in 2008. Betty was a great force for good in the field of needlework, samplers in particular. So let's all give a hearty cheer for Betty too - altogether now - Hip, Hip, Hip, Hooray!