Saturday, November 5, 2011

New England Fiber Fest

Our guild members had a fun day at the NE FIber Fest in Springfield Ma.
We met the bus early Saturday Morning and were were greeted by a Bald Eagle perched in a near by tree. Sharp eyed Theresa pointed him out to us. You can't see him in the photo...but he's there, and flew off over the Merrimack River to look for breakfast. Theresa told us it was good luck to see an eagle-we knew that the wool shopping was going to be GREAT!!

We boarded the bus and let Jay drive us to Springfield. Big thanks to Lisa for the coffee with all the fixings-Lynda and Theresa were the designated pourers (Good thing we were in the back of the bus).

After a quick group photo, we were off!! 150 vendors, yarn, fleece, wool, fiber....ideas, creativeness, inspiration! Lots of fluffy animals, bags of freshly shorn sheep, goat , llama and alpaca. Cute bunnies, baskets, loads of wool yarn, roving and fibers. French fries and ice cream completed the day.

 We were shown how to wear a hank of yarn as a scarf.Warm and fashionable. Readily available if you want to knit or crochet!
 Angora bunnies-so soft!

 Alpaca imitating an ostrich!!

 A comfy llama inspired chair

are you looking at me????
Everyone had a great time, and we are looking forward to next year's event. We supported the economy and added to our stashes. We will be dreaming of fleece and fiber for many nights to come.
Happy Hooking,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Deerfield Fair 2011

Lots of particular is somewhere in the middle.......

WOW...what a great showing of hooked rugs at the Fair. Many of the rugs displayed were from our members...the rest of them from "potential members". Many thanks to Grace C for collecting our rugs and transporting them to the rug committee.
Several of our members demonstrated rug hooking to the fair goers. It's rewarding to educate and excite young (and mature) people in the traditional arts. There seems to be a growing interest in Girl Scout Troops  working towards their badges. Many people tell us they remember their grandmothers hooking...hopefully we look lots younger!
Some people return to the rug barn every year to see what new projects we are hooking and are excited to see what ribbons we have won.

Our guild hopes to hold our regular Saturday meeting at the fair next year. What fun it will be to have 30+ hookers in the barn-we might need our very own fried dough stand!

Happy Hooking!