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August Charity Workshop

We have chosen the Wichita Children’s Home to be our charity. We have been making hats and scarves since about June or July. We keep getting more and more yarn donated to us which is a good thing. We started off with one large bag of yarn and just keep getting more and more. I decided in order to keep it seperated from my own stash of yarn that I would carry it around in the trunk of my car in a suitcase. So Wendy decided it should be called trunk yarn. It sounded good and it sounds like we have an old trunk that we keep this yarn in and it’s really a car trunk that I keep it in. We have a good time figuring out which hat pattern to use and different yarns to use. Thank you so much for all of the people that have helped make this a successful workshop. Here are some of the pictures from the workshop. The people that joined us were Krista, her daughter Hannah, Wendy, Rosina, Cori, Kelly, Tamara and please look for a masked boy in the background that was trying to get Hannah’s attention. He was so funny! I think we completed 6 hats in 2 hours. Way to go charity hat makers. And last but not least. Thank you to Shelly Stilger, owner of Twist Yarn Shop for letting us invade her space with our workshops and meetings. You are the greatest!
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KS My Stitch August Meeting

Hello Again!

Sorry this is so late. I just wanted to tell everyone about the last meeting and the charity workshop. We had attendance of 10 people in the morning and 20 people in the evening. We have a great group ranging in ages from 26 all the way up to their 80’s. And we all share the love of CROCHET! We started the meeting off with a brief meeting, then show and share, snacks and then Pam Everhart shared her knowledge of fibers. Thank you Pam it was very interesting and everyone enjoyed it. These are the pictures of show and share. Our members are some of the most talented people that I know and we do not discriminate against quilters or knitters. (Ha! Ha!) Keep up the good work. You will see bags that were made from the retreat workshop on how to place beading on a bag without stringing the beads first and some hearts from the retreat workshop. You will see Marge’s beautiful baby afghans and the scarf that she donated to the Charity. Susie’s great crochet felted boots, socks that she embellished with crochet and her first attempt at thread crochet made into a flower. Good work Susie! Pat’s crocheted top and cell phone case. Rosina’s beaded bag and hearts. Lucy’s peach beaded bag. Wendy’s granny square that she is diligently finishing before starting another project, way to go Wendy. Krista’s knitted market bag. Linda’s knitted scarf. Sharon’s quilted bag that someone gave to her. Sue’s beginning of a sweater. Paula’s flower granny square. Robbie’s towel embellished with crochet. Jeannie’s afghan (she is the coordinator of blankets for Linus). Linda’s pink doilie and green and white afghan. Cori’s green purse. Lesa’s beaded bag. Sorry Sheri I didn’t get a good enough picture of your black baby booties, I caught you when you were moving and the picture was blurry. A sneakpeak of my notebook cover that I talked my sister into making for me. I brought the sweater and we both designed it. The spine is made with the buttoned front of a sweater and the inside has a pocket made with some of the ribbing and sweater fabric. Thank you Jackie for making my tired sweater notebook cover for me!
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August meeting

Hi all!

Join us for our August meeting when we will be learning about the many types of fibers that can be used for crochet.

Remember to bring items for show and share.

Here are the details:

Date: Monday, August 18
Time: 10 a.m. to noon OR 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Twist Yarn Shop (607 W. Douglas)

See you there!

PS: Remember your secret pals!

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KS My Stitch First Annual Retreat

Hello Again! I just would like to report on the KS My Stitch First Annual Retreat. Oh my gosh we had a great time. Sheri was so kind to let us come and invade her beautiful home and do nothing but eat, crochet, visit, laugh, swim and sleep. I didn’t want it to end. Hopefully we can get together and do it again some day! Rosina was having some problems with me taking pictures of her so I got the best shot of her as you will see in the pictures.

The first thing on the agenda was crochet and beaded clutch. Pam was sweet enough to instruct all of us on how to put this together. There were a couple of the attendees that completed this project. Lesa completed her black clutch before she left and Linda finished hers later. I am going to include the picture of Linda’s as I was not with it enough to take a picture of Lesa’s before she left. Thank you Pam for teaching us the technique of beading and crochet. While everyone continued with their bags I fried up the tacos and prepared the feast of homemade salsa, rice and beans. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

After we ate some of us wanted to continue the bag so we did that until around 2:00 or so, then Rosina started teaching the second workshop of making an intarsia heart. Crocheting with two colors of yarn and making a heart design with it. Guess who got their hearts done? Of course Lesa and Linda. We had a great time learning the intarsia method. Thank you Rosina for your lesson!

Then it was time for a swim, what a refreshing time. We did some syncronized swimming and lounging in the neighborhood pool. It was great! I love the water. If I could crochet in the water that would be where I would like to spend my summer is in the water crocheting!

Of course the next thing on the agenda was to eat dinner. Rosina had organized a pot luck dinner which included ceasar salad, pasta salad, meatballs, brownie taramisu, mandarin orange cake, appetizer of bread with pesto, chips and dip. The food was great and the company even better. Thank you to everyone for such a great meal.

Then it was movie time. Sheri finally gave up the remote to Wendy (the young person in the group that can work a remote) and we all watched Silk. This is not a movie that I would recommend to anyone to watch, but it wasn’t the movie that counted as much as the commentary from the KS My Stitch members that was just unforgettable. Some of the members left to go home and the die hard members of Rosina, Tamara and Wendy stayed the night. We adjourned to our corners of the house around 11:30 pm and had a great nights sleep.

We all woke up about 6:30 and continued to visit, have coffee and crochet while Rosina prepared breakfast. We ate around 10:00. What a great breakfast Rosina prepared. We had a wonderful egg and sausage casserole, breakfast dessert, and big bowl of mixed fruit. I think I ate enough this weekend to last me the rest of the month. We gave back Sheri her home around 11:45 am. Thank you again Sheri for the use of your lovely home. What a great time we had!!!!!!!!!!!!!