Sunday, June 10, 2018

Our End of Year Meeting 2018

We had a great time at our end of year meeting last week.
We now have some new people added to our Executive,
and it reads as follows;

Jane Cudmore                  President
Lisa MacKenzie           Vice-President
Lori Hamilton                  Treasurer
Pam Gosgnach                 Secretary
Dianne Merriam            Membership
Alexandra Gall               Programme
Edith Carlton                 Web Master

We had our Silent Auction and many of us managed to
score some great bargains, and the proceeds of which will
go to Food Share.  Thank you, ladies for your participation.

Show and Tell was interesting.  It always is quite marvellous
to see the creations that our members are working on and
gives us all ideas and incentive to achieve more. I have posted
some pictures on Facebook and also on Instagram.
Both addresses can be found when you search for
"around the bay knitting guild" The Facebook page is
a closed group (look for "group" on the side panel to join)
which means that others can see our names but not
the posts.

Here are a couple of the pics from Show and Tell here.
         Lisa's Amazing Shawl         
                                         Mirdza's Elegant Fingerless Gloves

We are looking forward to another great season of the Guild in
the Fall, and our first meeting will be on
Tuesday, September 4th 2018.
Until then, have a Wonderful Summer and safe travels.



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June 5th Meeting

We had an excellent meeting last month with our speaker,
Donna Hancock from Wellington Fibres.
We discovered lots of information about angora goats
and also had a chance to buy some of the yarn :)

This month will be the last of our season until
September. It will be Our General Meeting and
the election of Officers.  Also a survey will be
taken to determine topics for the Guild Meetings
for next year. (Get your thinking caps on, Ladies)
As is usual we will have a Silent Auction.
So-o-o ladies, look through all your stash and see
what yarn, knitting books, yarn accessories etc.,
that you can easily part with and bring all along to
the meeting.  Also please bring some cash (of course)
because your never know, there might be a
special ball or two or three ........
of yarn or something that you could use
for your next project.

See you there

Bring your knitting too, to knit and chat.

Tuesday June 5th, 2018     7pm - 9pm
Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tuesday May 1st Meeting

This month we are pleased to welcome Donna Hancock
as our guest speaker.
Donna is the owner of a small business which
produces spun mohair, from her angora goats
at her farm in Elora, Ont.

Here is her website for more information.
(I have actually been there, it is quite amazing)

Come and hear all about the process of
"making mohair".

Please read the following information from Jo Ann,
our contact for the Twiddle Muffs and Linus Blankets.

Hi Everyone:

I dropped off both the Twiddle Muffs and Linus Blankets today.  Both organizations were very appreciative!
The Alzheimers Society was grateful especially for the twiddle muffs that were done in gender neutral colours.  She said often they don't have enough for men.  She loved the zippers!

Our Linus Blanket contact had this to say:

"I now have the 50 blankets that Camp Erin had requested!  Thanks to all your ladies for your AWESOME support for Project Linus!!!"  She went on to say that the ATBKG has donated 92 blankets since we first started a few years ago!

I think it would be great if this could be shared on our website, and/or at our next meeting, so that everyone hears this wonderful news!


Jo Ann

Also to remind us about the Linus Project and the services they give.
The Bob Kemp Hospice runs a bereavement camp every June in Bracebridge.  It is called Camp Erin and 50 children, aged 6-17 attend.  They have all suffered the loss of either a parent, sibling, grandparent, or someone else close to them.  For more information please visit:
Project Linus has been asked to supply the children with a cuddly blanket as something they could be comforted by.  Because of our Guild's current relationship with Project Linus, we have been asked to be involved in this request.  Your ongoing support of Project Linus is appreciated.  Please continue to give your Project Linus blankets to 
Jo Ann at our regular meetings.  Your donated blankets will be shared not only with Women's shelters, but also with the children of Camp Erin.  Thank you!!

Let's Get Knitting
See you at our Guild Meeting Tuesday May 1st, 2018
7 - 9 pm
Mennonite Church Hall,
(left of the building and round the back)
143 Lower Horning,
Hamilton, Ontario