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February Charity Activities

Rosina started out with contacting the CGOA Message board for donations of hooks and what a great response she had. Hooks came flying to her from all over the country and some yarn too. I contacted the Wichita Childrens Home last year to see if there was any interest in us coming and teaching the children to crochet. The counselor reassured me that there was. We set aside this month to start and we had a great response. Wendy, Sharon, Kelly, Cheryl, Pam and I went to the Wichita Childrens Home to teach 11 young ladies to crochet. Rosina was unable to make it because she was too ill. I hope you are feeling better Rosina. The guild provided each young lady a package with a ball of cotton yarn, hook, and instructions on all the basic stitches. We only had about an hour with them. Some of them were very reluctant to start, but went ahead and tried. I could see the lightbulbs going off all across the room when one would get it. There were 2 of them that had crocheted before and caught on really fast. I can not tell you how rewarding it was for me to see their faces and how they were surprised that they actually got to keep the hooks and yarn. We will be going back next month and doing the same thing again. Hopefully we will get to see some of the same young ladies and help them along to the next steps. Some of them won’t be there and we will see new faces. I also talked to their counselers to see if any of the boys would like to learn, so I will call them in a few weeks to see if there is any interest and hopefully we will be teaching some of the boys too. Thank you to all for helping us make this happen.

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February 2009 Meeting

Hello Fellow Crocheters!
We started our meeting off with the short business meeting. We discussed old business, which included dues and the classes that we would be teaching on Saturday. I had a sign up sheet for whoever wanted to join in on the teaching activities. We had new business, which included more signup sheets for members to sign up for like Charity, Events, Programs, Membership, Buget and Bylaws committees. We actually got a few more people to sign up from the last meeting. Now we will just have to organize committee meetings for all of these. We discussed the window display that Stephanie, Wendy and I are creating at Twist. I had some people bring some of their colorful doilies so we could use them to display as flowers and of course we have our masterpiece that we worked on in January and February. I just need to assemble it now so that we can hang it in the large window. Please remember to stop by and look at the windows when you are in the neighborhood or if you just want to make a special trip that would be ok too. Next months program has not been decided yet, but we will keep you posted on that. We had our secret pal drawing, so remember to bring something for your secret pal at next months meeting. We had an announcement about one of our members Lee, she is back in the hospital with congestive heart failure and Pam was kind enough to take some flowers to her and visit with her after the morning meeting. Lee we are all praying that you make a speedy recovery and are able to join us next month. That leads us to Show and Share:

Sue has the rick rack bug that I showed her a couple of months ago. She is using it to embellish her top. Next month I bet she will be wearing it to the meeting! Very nice Sue!
Kelly didn’t have anything to show but she is so pretty I had to take a picture of her and she was ready to start crocheting on our masterpiece for the Twist windows.

Krista is pretty and ready to help with the masterpiece also.

Stephanie has been hanging out with my sister again and gathered some scraps to make her first quilt. I love the colors she chose and what a great job of piecing and machine quilting Steph.

I made myself a crochet hook case from an overfelted sweater cut up and some of my scraps of fabric.

Of course I had to embellish my hook case with crocheted flowers.

I crocheted a scarf out of bamboo and nylon sock yarn. Oh, it is so soft. The pattern was from the latest Interweave Crochet magazine. The one that was in the magazine was made from lace weight yarn. This pattern was very fun and easy, it was just a one row repeat and the yarn is self striping.

Mary is making a knitted baby bunting.

Pam has made a crochet on the double cloth.

Pam has been busy making receiving blankets with crocheted edgings.

Linda is making a heart afghan.

Linda brought another beautiful doily that holds candle votives. She has actually lit the candles too.

Lucy’s baby blanket.

Lucy made a shawl for a friend.

Another baby blanket by Lucy.

Robbie is already starting on her Christmas towels.

The stack of scarves made by Cheryl.

Cheryl is getting a headstart on Christmas too by making some scarves.

Cori has chosen some wonderful alpaca yarn to make her next scarf.

Cori is making another one of her own scarf pattern.

Sharon and her giant granny square afghan.

Paula is knitting her friend a neck and shoulder warmer.

Paula brought Susan’s afghan that folds into a pillow. Amazing!

Kaye has made a fleece blanket edged in crochet. Very pretty and soft.

Linda is making Cori’s scarf out of her favorite colors.

Johnnie brought her knitted swaddler that Pam showed her how to make. Johnnie brought her friend to check us out and we want to thank her for that.
We ended our meeting with the door prize drawing and thank you to Lucy, Cheryl, Pam, and Linda C. for donating all the great prizes. We also drew for the felted bag and Wendy was the winner. Congratulations to Wendy, you lucky duck!!!! See all of you next month.
Happy Crocheting!
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February Meeting

Just a reminder that our February meeting is the 16th at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. We will be doing Round 2 of Random Crochet, so bring your favorite worsted weight yarn and hook.

We will also have the drawing at the morning meeting, for the winner of that beautiful felted bag full of crochet goodies!!! If you paid your dues by the end of the January evening meeting, you are automatically entered in the drawing.

We will be given our Secret Pal names this month, too, so be thinking of some great little gifts for your Pal.
Oh, and one more thing: BRING YOUR BRIGHT COLORED CROCHET DOILIES for the National Crochet Month window display at Twist Yarn Shop.