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Stars of the Month

We are excited to share some get to know you time each month by having our members interview and introduce each other after break. Stephanie interviewed Lee Ann Mullford and was then interviewed by Lee Ann at the morning meeting.

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Stephanie Macera
1/19/2011
MORNING
Q: What is your current job or way you spend your time?
A: I work for my dad as accounting assistant and for Jackie Clark as creative consultant.
Q: Do you have a nickname? Or Ravelry name?
A: I go by “Steph” and email/sign on name is anothermakeover1 or decoratorgirl
Q: How long have you been crocheting?
A: I learned when I was about 7 and was taught by my Grandma. I took a basic crochet class from Tamara about 2 years ago and have picked it back up.
Q: What are you enjoying crocheting now?
A: I seem to only be able to commit to making scarves!
Q: How long have you been a member of KS My Stitch Crochet Guild?
How did you hear about the guild?
A: I have been a member for 3 years and was secretary/treasurer last year and am again this year.
I learned about the guild from Jackie Clark, Tamara’s sister.
Q: What is something you have crocheted that gave you a sense of accomplishment or pride?
A: I have made some fun, creative scarves and embellished scarves. I accidentally turned a scarf into a sweater once!
Q: What is a favorite memory or thing you remember about our guild?
A: I love seeing the ladies laugh and tease each other at the Christmas Party gift exchange.
Q: What keeps you coming back to guild?
A: I have made some wonderful friends here. Originally what kept me coming back was that my Secret Sister, Sue Wilkey and I would carpool.. I needed a babysitter and she was so sweet to get me here!

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Lee Ann Mullford, interviewed on 1/19/11, morning meeting.
Q: What is your job, or current way you spend most of your time?
A: I am a student at Heritage College studying medical transcription.
Q: What is your nickname?
A: I don’t have a nickname, but my Ravelry name is Saberknitter.
Q: How long have you been crocheting?
A: 20 or more years, and I was taught by my mother.
Q: What are you enjoying crocheting now?
A: Whatever tickles my fancy! I like to make things from patterns, but also make up my own designs. I crochet and knit.
Q: How long have you been a member of KS My Stitch Crochet Guild?
How did you hear about the guild?
A: One year.
I heard about the guild because I am a regular at Twist on Thursday morning at the library group.
Q: What is something you have crocheted that gave you a sense of accomplishment or pride?
A: Everything I finish!!
Q: What is a favorite memory or thing you remember about our guild?
A: I really enjoyed the Christmas party and the White Elephant gift exchange. This year was my first Christmas party, it was fun.
Q: What keeps you coming back to guild?
A: I enjoy the fellowship and the creativity.

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Paula Rymon, interviewed on 1/19/11, evening meeting.
Q: What is your job or what do you spend your time doing?
A: I am retired, I was a stay at home mom and worked in offices and later worked as an RV Park office manager with my late husband.
Q: What is your nickname?
A: I don’t have a nickname, but my email Neoprym and Ravelry name Neoprymtyme would be a name you might recognize.
Q: How long have you been crocheting?
A: Since 1945, and I was taught both crochet and to knit by my mother when I was about 10. I enjoy and have about the same skill level in both crochet and knit. My mother taught me how to hand wind a center pull ball of yarn when I was young.
Q: What are you enjoying crocheting now?
A: I like small projects because I am slow. Lately I have made several hexagon baby sweaters.
Q: How long have you been a member of KS My Stitch Crochet Guild?
How did you hear about the guild?
A: I was part of the original group of 5 women that created the guild. I was guild president in 2007.
Q: What is something you have crocheted that gave you a sense of accomplishment or pride?
A: I used to make my kids sweaters. When they outgrew them, I would unravel the yarn and remake them in a larger size!
Q: What is a favorite memory or thing you remember about our guild?
A: I really love the friendships I have made over the years and think about the men and women who have been part of the guild over the years.
Q: What keeps you coming back to guild?
A: I love seeing the ongoing process of change. Each year as our officers change, the direction takes a little different turn, I love to be a part of the camaraderie.
I have knitted and crocheted since 1945, but never was able to do so with another person, not even my mother. I always worked alone.
I have learned so much working with others and from the programs.. more than I ever would have on my own.

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KS My Stitch in Wichita, Kansas, is the local chapter of Crochet Guild of America. Our meetings are held the third Monday of each month, at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome!

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