June 2008 Minutes
The meeting was held on June
22, 2008 at A New Yarn. Present were: Clare Cronklton, Jan Ives, Mary Ferrari, Linda Yaw, Sherry Evard, Justine
Ozaki (President), Josie Addington (Secretary). Our guests were: DeeAnn Wasserman-Wells, Carrie Pearsall, Tiffany Lehman,
and Darlene Pearsall.
There was no old business.
The Guild discussed moving
the meeting date to one other than on a Sunday. It was suggested that Sunday is not typically a regular business day
for A New Yarn and although Claudia has been gracious to open up the shop for us on Sunday (thank you Claudia), the Guild
would like to accommodate the shop's regular business schedule when having our meeting. That said, there was a
brief discussion about the day and time and on a vote, it was decided that our new meeting time will be the Second Saturday
of the month between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Octo ber 11, 2008.
There was discussion of a
new location for our annual Tea Party. It was decided that this discussion be tabled until September. (No meeting
in September - discussion will be done by postings from Crochet Seattle group.)
Also discussed briefly was
our December meeting which was also tabled to a later date.
There was no more new business
Linda led the workshop by
showing us samples of our new stitch, Wiggles. Wiggles turned out to be a fun stitch pattern made by first crocheting
a grid of odd-numbered squares and then double crocheting over the gridlines (the wiggles) to create a 3-D pattern.
As we worked on our own little sample swatch, Linda presented us with variations on this stitch pattern including some pictures
of illustrated squares using the wiggle pattern. This pattern was especially challenging for this crocheter but once
I got the hang of it, it was rather fun. Thank you again, Linda for a wonderful workshop and for adding yet another
challenge for us to enjoy this craft.
Justine showed us several
of her finished Boteh scarf done in two different types of yarn.
Josie showed us her finished
shrug from May's workshop.
Mary showed us another of
her beautiful afghans. (Suggested future workshop for this particular afghan.)
[Sorry, no pix. Next
time I'll bring my camera.]
A New Yarn will have a booth
at this year's Stitch-n-Pitch on August 7, 2008. If anyone wants tickets, please call Claudia at A New Yarn (206) 367-1112.
DeAnn spoke to the Guild
about her on-going project, Seattle Christmas Dolls and solicited donations of either dolls (Barbies) or hand-made knitted
or crochet garments for the dolls to be given as Christmas gifts to Tree House for Kids. If anyone is interested in
participating, please contact DeeAnn directly at deesshops@yahoo.
There is no meeting in July.
Instead, Jean Becker will be teaching a Christmas In July workshop at A New Yarn. If anyone is interested, please call
Claudia at A New Yarn (206) 367-1112 to sign up. The cost is $10 and the proceeds go toward NW Family Life.
The workshop projects include a tea cosy, a matching trivet in the same pattern, a purse, and a thread filet bookmark.
Three is no meeting in August.
Instead, the Vashon workshop will replace the monthly meeting. Details and carpool information will be posted as the
workshop draws closer.
There is no meeting in September
due to the Regional Knit/Crochet convention in Portland, Oregon.
The Guild grieves the loss
of Let It Rain Yarn in Mukilteo. The shop closed its doors for the last tme on June 21, 2008. Patience, Fay and
everyone at the shop, you will be missed.
The meeting ended promptly
at 4:00 p.m.
The next meeting will be
on October 11, 2008 at A New Yarn between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
If there are any corrections
to these minutes, please contact Josie Addington at email@example.com.