The activity program was quite busy during the first 10 years. Among the workshops featured at the monthly meeting were lattice smocking, duplicate stitch, heirloom sewing, battenburg lace, shadow work, picture smocking, counterchange, and holiday candy canes, Trunk shows appeared each fall - from Smocking Unlimited - World of Smocking - and Trudi Clarkson. Special workshops featured an heirloom blouse with smocking, French Hand sewing a sexy nightgown - a more demure pansy nightgown - and silk ribbon embroidery. Service projects varied from smocked bibs and bonnets that were supplied to a number of hospitals - for sale in their boutiques. Knitted booties and bonnets for the neo-natal units, and smocked preemie gowns for the units and for the bereavement packages. The fall of 1989 saw a mammoth undertaking with the decoration of an 18 foot Christmas tree for the Museum of Nature with 275 smocked ornaments. The following year the decorations were donated to 12 charities to be used or sold according to their needs.