Monday, December 15, 2014

Merry Christmas!

There were 12 members present for the Guild's annual holiday celebration held in the large conference room of the Washington (Indiana) Public Library.  At about 11:30 a.m. the group broke from socializing to hold a very brief business meeting, pertaining primarily to the spring 2015 rug hooking retreat.  

Reminder: new officers take their seats at the January 10 meeting and membership dues can be paid to our new Treasurer, Sheila Parker, at that time.

After the abbreviated meeting, members resumed their celebration with a wonderful carry-in lunch, more visiting, and topped it off with the annual Christmas ornament exchange.  Pictures are below of the wonderful hand-made beauties exchanged.   

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 
from the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild!

The presents await!

Lou Moore made this Christmas stocking (stuffed with M&Ms and other goodies) that Judy Foster received.  It's hooked in a wonderful glittery white yarn, and note the prodded and hooked poinsettia decoration!
Jan Cabel made this stuffed Santa with a wonderful felted face that Steve Sims was lucky enough to receive.  Jan always does wonderful work and this jolly elf is a beauty.
Noma Brizius made these two items which Mary Jane Todd received.  The snowman on the right is a great looking lapel pin and the hooked ornament on the left has another snowman peeking out.  Great!
Jana R. made this hooked Christmas tree ornament that Betty Lawhead received.  It'll look great on Betty's tree!
Judy Foster made this Holy Family tree decoration using wool applique techniques.  Lou Moore received this ornament.
Betty Lawhead hooked this stocking that was stuffed with Christmas candies and Noma Brizius was the recipient.
Steve Sims put this lovely wool applique hanger made by Turkey Trot Workshops in the ornament exchange and Leanna Reece received it.  Lucky girl!  

Leanna Reece made this cute little snow-fellow for the ornament exchange and Jana R. was the winner.
Mary Jane Todd made this machine quilted table-topper for the exchange and Jan Cabel received it.

P.S. -- 
Outgoing President Janice Spaulding was busy the entire time working on the edge of a hooked piece of another member.  She did take a break for lunch!  Whew!  

Here's a pretty good look at how Janice finishes the edge of a hooked rug:

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