Showing posts from June, 2023

Fête nationale

Fête nationale 2023      In Beaconsfield, the Fête nationale is usually celebrated outdoors in Centennial Park. Despite a long stretch of beautiful sunny weather, June 24th happened on a rainy day, so festivities were moved inside to the Beaconsfield Recreation Centre. Attendance was certainly not dampened! The centre was packed with a steady stream of visitors throughout the afternoon and the city provided live music and mime entertainment. All set-up to greet the public (Chris and Debbie). Member of Parliament for Lac St. Louis, Francis Scarpelaggia, stopped by to visit our booth. (sitting: Emmy and Debbie). Our booth was set up beside the Quilters’ and Artists’ booths. To the other side was the live reptiles and small mammals exhibition! While the children were thrilled to hold the snakes, we were drawn to the adorable little hedgehog which periodically came out of hiding. Cute little hedgehog. Several visitors stopped to sit at our booth and try rug hooking. One visitor signed u

BHCG Picnic

Annual Picnic 2023    June 3rd, 2023 Our annual picnic was once again great fun! It was fabulous to meet friends we hadn’t seen for several years and also meet new ones. We received 24 guests from 8 different rug hooking groups plus we were 27 from our own guild. Thank you for travelling out to join us and making the day so memorable.   Great to meet together again. Many thanks to our vendors and their vast selection of beautiful wares, opportune for everyone to stock up on supplies for summer projects. Thank you to all those who donated items, prepared door prizes, created complimentary wool flower brooches for each attendee, made lovely appliqué kits to raise funds, brought delicious snacks and lunch platters, coordinated and oversaw activities, and helped set-up or clean-up (thanks to a few husbands also). M’s fundraising table for Therapeutic Paws of Canada. Isabelle’s rug patterns. Isabelle’s and Jacques’ tables of fabulous hooking artifacts. Ti’s stretch velvets in every colour i