Sunday, December 27, 2015

Guild Holds Christmas Luncheon at Gasthoff ...

Saturday, December 12 was the date of the Hoosier Hills Rug Hooking Guild's 2015 Christmas party.  This year the Guild met for this special event at the Gasthoff Restaurant in Montgomery, Indiana. 

The party included 14 members and four guests; members present were Noma, Janice, Leanna, Lugene, Betty Lou, Sharon, Anne, Sue, Lois, Jana, Sheila, Jan, Sug, and Judy.  Guests included Sug's daughter Cathy, and Chris Floyd with her daughter and a friend.  A wonderful buffet lunch was enjoyed at about 11:30 a.m. and following some social time the ornament exchange was held.  Below are some pictures of the special gifts members who participated received ...

Sug McClain holds the hooked stocking she made ... everyone loved this one!

Jan received this cute Santa tree ornament.

Here's another stocking ornament made from patchwork wool and stuffed with seasonal d├ęcor.

This hand-made hooking/sewing cup caddy was coveted by many.

This cute wool snowman will look great on the Christmas tree!

This crocheted necklace will "ornament" the neck of one of our Vincennes hookers.

Everyone ohhh-ed and ahhh-ed over this beautiful hand-woven miniature basket ornament.  Now we all want to learn how to make one!

Here's an adorable table top decoration made from a huge pine cone; Sheila received this one.

Judy received this needlefelted penguin from Jan.  She made 17 of these little guys as Christmas gifts this year!  Whew!
We also had time for a little show & tell.  Sue was happy to have completed her first project (pictured below) and couldn't wait to bring it to show everyone.  She'll be moving on to the next project after the first of the year.  Sue did a great job on this Patriotic Heart!



Everyone enjoyed the day and we finally started drifting away after 1:30, going our separate ways with hugs and wishes for the Merriest of Christmases and a very good 2016.  And we wish the same to you, too!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmas celebration ...

Reminder to Guild members ... our Christmas party will be a luncheon at the Gasthoff in Montgomery, IN Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m. local time.

Bring a healthy appetite and an ornament for the exchange if you wish to participate.

And to friends of the Guild, a very Merry Christmas and happy hooking in the new year!