Christmas is Coming

You could tell that Christmas is coming at the Sunshine meeting on Tuesday. Gail brought in some Christmas themed pieces made with alternate fibres as examples for our Christmas hook in/ potluck to be held in December. We’re going to have a fun day. with an activity I’ve never done before, but it sounds sooooo interesting and fun to do. Everone is to bring a 5″ x 5″ square of backing ready to hook on, and examples of alternate fibres.  These  will be hung on a clothes line, and everyone can help themselves and hook a small mat on the backing with what you can find that you like.

Here are Gail’s “Happy Trees”


They make me smile. She said she used nylons, ribbon, yarn, and a bit of wool.


More merry trees….these are decorated.


Cynthia brought in a stunning broach made mostly with cotton prints.

Gail is presently working on this Christmas piece…again using a wide variety of fibres.


…because she went so close to the edge, she is crocheting the edge with a combination of ribbon and yarn….


….aren’t those colours striking? The fine red yarn gives it stability in the crocheting.

Lots of other people were working on Christmas projects as well….


This is an adaptation of Jennifer Manuell’s Christmas stocking. Others were working on their own Christmas designs…..


….a Christmas stocking…..


….a wonderful winter evergreen (love the colours)….


…and Christmas stars.

An amazing surprise appeared near the end of the meeting. Judi arrived with this  barely started pattern, including all the wool and instructions. She had been at a “Button ” collectors’ meeting in another town,and someone brought it in, knowing that there were hookers attending, and gave it to her.


It is a large Claire Murray pattern……with only a bit started…


….with all of the yarn numbered and in bags…..DSCF5791

Jeanne took it and is very excited about hooking it. We were all fascinated by the yarn….it was more like “cord” as perhaps you can see in this photo. Never before having seen a Claire Murray pattern, I don’t know if this is typical of her yarn.

The sun is shining, the ground is covered with snow, and it is truly winter in central Ontario. We’re off to Toronto to attend the opening of my son’s art show this evening. I’m a proud momma.

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