Monday, October 14, 2013

Highlights of the October meeting ...

     The HHRHG met Saturday, October 12 at the Carnegie Public Library in Washington for their regular meeting.  Eleven members were present.  After some time visiting and sharing ideas, the business meeting was called to order at about 11:15 a.m. with President Janice Spaulding presiding.
     Janice began by showing two hula hoop mats that Amy Best made as ideas for the Kid's Corner at next year's 2014 Wool Fiber Arts Fair.  One was small and one larger; pictures and details below ...
The larger one, made of wool strips about 1" wide, is just about standard hula hoop size.  It would make a good size rug for the floor. 
The smaller one, made of recycled t-shirts, was woven to the size desired, somewhat smaller than the red one above.  This might be good for the child's dresser top ...

     Several members mentioned ideas for other quick, easy kid's fiber crafts that we might offer as well for a make it - take it class for children next year.
     Shirley Casebolt reported that nine members have signed up for the February 2-day member hooking retreat at the Santa Claus Inn in southwest Indiana.  Cost and time specifics were reiterated.  Meals were also discussed.  Everyone is looking forward to this winter retreat!  The Guild has some plain tote bags and Shirley thinks we could put our logo on them somehow and they'd be nice take-aways for members who attend.
     Also on the agenda were a couple items pertaining to the Fiber Fair including the two classes usually offered (rug hooking and something else).  A decision was made on the 'something else ' class, and details will be finalized with the teacher this month and be announced here in the future.  A couple of other Fair areas were discussed and decisions made.
     It was time to think about 2014 Guild officers and three of the four offices will probably be maintained as they are.  One office will be open and two members were appointed by the President to find a possible replacement.  
     Any last minute details of the Christmas party will be completed at the November meeting.   The party will be at Sweet Stuff in Petersburg, IN and members can bring a handmade ornament for an exchange if they desire.  Everyone looks forward to this annual event.
     There were some works in progress and some completed projects and pictures are below.  The next meeting will be the second Saturday in November.  Remember, if you live in the area, or are passing through, visitors are always welcome!  Contact information is in the right hand column.

Till next time, happy hooking! -- JF

Jan Cabel made this adorable hooked squirrel with a needle felted acorn!  He's about 10" tall and has a weighted bottom so he stays seated very well, thank you!
Jan also needle felted this white squirrel especially for another member who lives in Olney, IL (home of the famous white squirrels).  It's holding an acorn, too.

Here's Betty Lawhead working on a winter scene.  I love the barn reds!
Judy Foster just finished this Juju Vail design called "The Flying Gardener."  She's been working on it for some time and glad it's done!  These bright colors were sort of out of her comfort zone!

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