Showing posts from February, 2020

Saint Henri

Saint Henri Retreat_  Ermitage Sainte-Croix Pierrefonds, QC          February 15th-16th, 2020              By Chris Delaney           What a wonderful weekend! What made it special was the gathering of guilds from not only Montreal but also from the Ottawa area. Present were members of St Henri, Beaconsfield, Old Forge and Burris Falls (hope I didn't miss any!). There were hours of talking, laughing, sharing, consultation, encouragement, admiration and we did hook as well. It was a great success!  Thanks to Loretta, Isabelle and Jacques for vending their fabulous wares!  Carol P. from Old Forge sent me some photos of Saturday evening - the view from the dining room. Enjoy the photos! We had 26  Rug Hookers on Saturday and 25 on Sunday! It was cozy in  the workroom Loretta, Leslie and Carolyn working on a colour plan There were 30 items up for the Paper Bag Auction The sunset view from the dinning room of Ermitage Sainte-Croix (Photo

Chesterville Spin-In

Rug Hookers at a Spin-In?_ By Isabelle Rollin Isabelle Rollin Jacques and I went a bit out of our comfort zone and accepted an invitation to vend at a Spin-in  on February 15th in Chesterville, Ontario. What fun! Jacques made spindles and distaffs for the occasion, and I designed special name tags and wooden things  for spinners. We also brought rug hooking items and introduced punch hooking to spinners who have tons of beautiful wool.  We are looking forward to attending this event again next year. See you there. Chesterville Spin-In

Red Day

Valentine's Day Special_  By: Emmy Maten       February 10th, 2020      A sudden last-minute snow alert issued by Environment Canada for 15 cm of snow Monday morning kept many of our members from coming to our Valentine's Day party. But eight of us did come, including Claire and Kitt and all the treats, decorations and fun they had prepared, so we partied! From Right to Left: Claire, Angelina, Jacqueline, Kitt, Heather and Joanne.  Missing from the group picture are Claudette and Emmy. Yes, those are cherry sprinkle cupcakes, fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate, shortbread, and more. For all who wore red (and also for those who forgot), Claire had made us Valentine brooches from tartan wool fabric and recycled zippers. Too LOVE-ly, Claire! Valentine's Pin By Claire Fradette Claire also created a game to decide who would win the first door-prize. We had to guess the 3 ingredients which went into making the delicious truffles shown here. Any ideas?

Show & Tell / February 2020

Special Show & Tell / St Valentine's Day_ Live, Love, Laugh, Life by Ti Seymour Live, Laugh, Love, Life - 2017 By Ti Seymour This was my therapy rug.  I needed something easy, something I could de-stress with and remind myself that life does get better by Living, Loving and Laughing through life.  I think I get top marks for giving that period of my life my best effort!

St Valentine

I'm Hooked_ Happy St Valentine's Day! Happy Hook-In  Illustration: Maria M. Romero. Copyright: BHCG