Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lots Going On...And A Little Weaving!

  Since we are busy during the Fall getting ready for shows, and we all get caught up in the craziness of the holidays, we have our Christmas party at the end of January.  It's a wonderful idea!!!!  We are relaxed and just take the time to share with our friends.
  We had a full house...even though we were missing five of our regulars!  Susan joined us today, and brought us lots of goodies that she has cleaned out of her attic.  Thank you, Susan.

Susan S., who is president of board for the Center, joined us today.  She is busy twisting the fringes on her scarf that she wove in the scarf class.  I'm glad she was able to join us for lunch, too.  (She brought some yummy brownies!!!)

  Just before lunch, we exchanged our presents...numbers were put on bags and gift boxes, and we drew numbers to see what we would get.  The gift criteria was "something handcrafted."

Hand woven towels......
   ......beautiful scissors in their own case.

Pot holders, wind chimes, hand towels, a monogrammed carry all and scarf in this haul.

Place mats, scarves, hand warmers, a bowl, a rag bag, a towel and a set of coasters rounded out this group.  I got one of Bonnie's waffle towels!

  Then it was time to eat!!!!
  You can't even see the big crock pot sitting on top of the microwave that had beef stew in it.  This is chili and scalloped potatoes.  (Christy even brought chips and cheese if you wanted your chili that way!)

  In the crockpot on the right is Tina's BBQ chicken....and the desserts didn't even make it in the picture!!!!  Needless to say, if you didn't get enough to eat, that would be your own fault!!!!

  Then, it was time to get back to work.  Tina wove off another placemat on Ellen's warp, and decided that the cloth beam was getting too full.  Time to cut those off and retie the warp.  There were 14 mats and one table runner.

  Carl needed some rug wool for a project he is doing at home, and Marie and Tina were in charge of getting it off the top shelf.  That's another blue jean rug on his loom that he wove on today.

  I think Andy's picture says it all:  Weaving Makes Me Happy!
  That's it for today!!!
Happy Weaving!

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

What wonderful food. I am still full. It was so much fun.