I joined the prestigious Embroiderers' Guild about a year ago and one of the benefits of the monthly meetings is the 'for sale' table - last time I came home with loads of lacy bits, threads, books, pieces of silk, gold-painted trims etc. etc. and all for the princely sum of £2.50. Well, imagine my surprise, a few days ago when I was asked to join the Committee -- flattering to say the least -- I said no as I don't want such a commitment. but so good for the morale!!!