Monday, November 4, 2013

Fall Hooking!

Hello Rug Hookers!,
It's been a fun filled fall for the White Mountain Woolen Magic members. Our October 26th hook in was a success. We hosted hookers from all the New England States. The day began within coffee, tea and plenty of homemade treats.  Door prizes were given through out the day, and the grand prize was a $50.00 gift certificate to the Dorr Wool store. 

Every registered hooker was gifted a beautifully hooked pumpkin pin by Diane L. She was a vendor along with Pam B and Joan W. There was so much beautiful, hand dyed wool to choose from!

A delicious lunch of chili, chicken soup  and sandwiches with warm apple crisp and ice cream for dessert was provided by the St Paul's Church Ladies. We also collected cash and non perishable food items for the food pantry. 

Many attendees shared finished rugs for our display. We had so many beautiful rugs that we filled the space and overflowed into the church sanctuary. The rugs were even more spectacular with the light reflecting through the stained glass windows. 

Our guild gained a few new members and a couple of new hookers!

Our November event was the NE Fiber Fest. Two car loads of members and fiber loving friends drove to West Springfield Mass for our third year visiting the show. There are hundreds of vendors selling everything from raw wool and fiber to recycled silk sari "yarn". We were able to see silk worm cocoons spun into yarn and try needle felting, spinning and tatting. 

There are always new techniques to try and lots of beautiful yarns and wools to purchase. Oh yeah, and the pumpkin bisque and lamb chili are always a good thing. 

We are busy getting ready for our December meeting. Our annual holiday pot luck lunch and Yankee swap will end our year with fun and friendship. 

If you would like to keep up on our activities on a more frequent basis, please follow us on Facebook. You can see lots of photos and interact with others hookers. 

Like us at "White Mountain Woolen Magic"

Happy Hooking,

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Like us on Facebook

Ok, I'm trying something new....

I have set up a Facebook page for our guild. Search FB for White Mountain Woolen Magic and "like" us to keep up on news and see more  photos.

We are busy getting ready for the October hook in. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early

Message me for details,
Happy Hooking!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Welcome Back!!  It's been way to long since I have updated the blog. My New Year's resolution was to be attentive to the guild's on line activities.....well starting in October isn't that bad.....

 We have had a busy year hooking all over the state. Our September meeting (minutes below) was a flurry of collecting rugs for the Deerfield Fair Display and hooking our name tags. We will finish the tags at the October meeting. 

More photos and news to follow...also trying to get a facebook page up and going
Happy Hooking,

September 7, 2013
ATHA Region 1 WMWM
Meeting Minutes

Attendance:  13 members present
                        2 new members introduced:
Judy Sebor
Pat Landry

  • Rugs for Deerfield Fair were collected and forms were made available by Lynda Hadlock
  • October 26 -  Hook-In in Manchester to be held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Manchester, NH
    • $12 entry fee or $10 if you bring contribution for the food pantry
    • $8 for lunch
    • Sheets sent around for volunteers for the following:
      • Set-up
      • Snacks
      • Clean-up
      • Door prizes
  • New Business
    • October 14 invitation to Carol Murphy’s home
      • 10am to 2pm – bring lunch and slippers
                  o    November 2, New England Fiber Festival
    • $25 for bus and entry cost to be paid in advance to Lynda
    • Sam Adams tent for men with football game on TV available
o    Diane-Loretta Scenna will agree to a workshop in Meredeth in November
    • $155 for 2 days
      • Avatar pattern on linen included (she does embellishments and will bring them to the workshop)
o    Pam Bartlett has free wool at her home
o    Committees were formed for the following year:
    • Hospitality Committee
      • Pam Bartlett, Terry Harmon, Anne Winterling, Jen Evans
            o   Program Committee
      • Diane Lusczc, Pam Bartlett, Sue Englander
            o   Nominating Committee
      • Grace Collette
o     It was determined that we want to define committee rolls
       and would like to form a publicity committee
      -     Meetings:
    • October will be a regular meeting with finishing name tags and discussion regarding the upcoming events
    • November – Fiber Fest
    • December – Pot luck and gift swap with Charlies Barn as the possible location
    • Jan/Feb – TBA by Program Committee
    • May – Artist workshop

-    Anne Winterling asked if we wanted to give a prize for Manchester Hook-In
-    Program Suggestions:
-  Information on how to join the League of NH Craftsmen 
            -  Information presented on various rug camps being held in the area
  1. Searsport Mother and Daughter team have a 2 day Hook-In in Florida
  • How to best travel with hooking


-  The Raffle Rug Drawing made $912 with the winner being Judy Mookler
-  Atha Region I Westford Hook-In will be March 22, 2014 - $25

Show and Tell was done with members displaying their work and the name tag workshop followed lunch.

Meeting adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Grace Collette