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Saturday, June 8, 2013

BHCG Annual Picnic



By Linda Henderson




The rainy, dreary weather prevented any outdoor picnic activity but failed to put a damper on the spirited participation of some 40 attendees, including guests and hooking enthusiasts from the Brockville-Thousand Islands and St. Henri.  Upon arrival and sign in, everyone received a lovely gift of a handmade wristband and had an opportunity to browse and purchase the beautiful wools and supplies of member and teacher, Judith Dallegret. With ages spanning nearly a century and hands busy with hooking, felting, and knitting, participants enjoyed a slide show of the 2013 Annual in Kingston, then enthusiastically bid on donated hooking supplies and wool and participated in a raffle of many desirable items including flower arrangements, potted plants and yarn from nearby Le Coin Artisanal. 

Special mention must be made of the celebration of the 90th birthday of guild member, Marion Hood.  The youngest guest, 11 year old Brenna, helped serve a huge cake in Marion’s honour.   Among the many pieces presented in “Show and Tell” was Marion’s exquisite story rug featuring historic details of her Nova Scotia family. When asked, she said it took many years to complete.  We look forward to the next one!  

Derek delivered a moving tribute to the work of longstanding members and congratulations to the growing number of new members who have committed themselves to the craft of hooking. He is well appreciated by the guild as the husband and driver (having logged over 100 000 km.) of our founding member and resident teacher, Lois Morris. Together they have worked tirelessly in support of the guild since its inception in 1975.

After a day of delightful camaraderie, delicious soups and delectable sweets, we applauded the creativity and hard work of the members of the Executive and all those whose contributions made this annual picnic a fitting end to a memorable year at the guild.