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Monday, February 5, 2018

February Show and Tell

Carmen with a new felted shawl, love the tassels on the end!

Carmen made a Sheep to Shawl poster of the materials used.

Elvi's toque and mitts she knit. Remember she ran out
of yarn on her holidays.  Who takes on ball of yarn on 
holidays? The mitts she made at Sherry's workshop.

Darlene made a cowl and fingerless gloves.
She had just enough yarn!

Marg F. was experimenting with patterns on these samples.

A scarf Marg F. knit.

Louise made a couple of weaving projects.
She is already getting ready for next years craft sales.

Loanna can knit up a storm!  Baby sweaters anyone?

Baby Sweaters......

And more Baby Sweaters!

Here are more of Marg F.'s tea towel samples.
Experimenting with patterens and colour.

These are a Huck Lace pattern made by Louise.

Louise was experimenting with Orange.
All patterns were made on a 4 shaft loom to show us
beginners all the choices we have with this type of loom.

Linda, a new member knit up a pair of baby booties.
They are just too cute!  Welcome Linda and Bob.
Linda is a knitter, Bob is learning to spin.

February Monthly Meeting

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
February 5, 2018

Agenda for February 5th 2018          1pm-3pm

Call to Order by Ann, who read The Gathering Place, copy attached.

Acceptance and/or changes to     December Minutes

1st  Louise                          2nd   Lynne                    All in Favour  Yes

Additions to Agenda        1.   None


Jacquie    1st             Jennifer   2nd                            All in Favour  Yes


Treasurer’s Report           Noelle,       Not Available       

1st                                            2nd                          All in Favour    Y/N                                 

Librarian/Book Report Ann, some new magazines in Library

Equipment Report           Bea, nothing to report  

Workshop Report              Louise,  passed along papers for the           
Spinning Contest for SAFF. No other report at this time.

Blog Report                          Bea,  all has been entered , the “For
                                                Sale” area needs to be updated .

Historian Report                Bea,   nothing at this time.

Facebook Page                   Bea, up to Date

Scholarship                 Judith, away, Report attached

ANWG                                 “         “           “           “      “
Carmen has volunteered to form a Committee to come up with an idea(s)
perhaps to amalgamate all of the talents from our Guild and provide
classes etc. to others. There were several ideas put out to the group,
Marg Fryatt suggested having First Nations helping with basket weaving.
Ann spoke of her Retreat taking Cedar Basket Weaving and the many
experiences there. We do not have to come up with something
complicated. If you have ideas, please forward them to Carmen and also
look up the ANWG Site.  This has to be in to the Committee by April 15th,
2018. I have attached the info.  We would ask the Committee to have a
report ready for the March 5th Meeting.

ADVERTISING          Gudie,    away


Loom Projects          Ann,   Blankets going along fine, tea towel warp is on.
Rep Weaving will be left for awhile.

Shelving                      Ann has shelves, now living as bi-fold doors, that are
78 inches long that will be used for shelving etc at
our Sales.

SCRAP BOOK  Bea will have it taken down and get it organized.
We will discuss further next meeting.

CHRISTMAS SALE   We need someone to take over organizing our
Big Sale, please consider and we will ask for a Volunteer to do this.  
No volunteer at this time, we will discuss at the next Meeting in March.



Piccadilly Mall Wednesday night Spinning has been cancelled for now
unless someone would like to take over for awhile.

**The Library in the Mall has offered to hold Tuesday Evening’s Spinning,
 from 6 to 8 pm. Please get hold of Bea for further information.

DISPLAY CASE  we need to change it over and have someone look after
this. Jenny and Trudy are going to take care of this, for this month,
they will get the key from Rod and put in a new Display.

Loanna and Lis have things in the current display to be taken out.   
February 19 to 24th is Heritage Days at the Mall.
There will be Blanket Waulking on the Friday.  
There is also a Silent Auction.

Below is the list of Members who will attend.

Monday:           Sonia, Elvi, Lynne, Loanna
Tuesday:          Elvi, Marg, Lynne
Wednesday:    Elvi, Trudy, Jenny, Marg, Lynne
Thursday:        Elvi, Loanna
Friday:              Elvi, Darlene, Gwen

We encourage our Members to drop in if you have time.

Waulking:   Friday.     Loanna and…

Pioneer Lodge and Andover House     cancelled for now

SPINNING CLASSES at the Fall Fair, we require a Committee to be
formed to look after this, revamping classes, getting Guild approval and
having this information ready for the Fair Book BY MARCH 31, 2018.  
Louise has information from past years that you can contact her about.

We have many people who spin but not many who enter the Classes. Ann
will work on the Committee, and she has a folder of past information
available. However she will not head it. It was discussed that maybe we
should have a few classes that many can enter.

  1. Beginner Spinner   less than 2 years, 2 ply
  2. Experienced Spinner   more than 2 years 2 ply
  3. Art Yarn

Louise has lots of information for judging this Class.
Lynne, Marg and Ann will work on this.


“Family Fun for Everyone”

SPIN OUT COMMITTEE    This is the last of the Spin Ins happening during
the year, held on Saturday, October27th, 2018.  Bea is going to book the
Hall for us, and we should be able to decorate the night before.
The Committee for this is Sonia, Lynne and Bea. They will require help
and will ask as we get closer.

SHEEP to SHAWL  We require a person(s) to take over this for our Salmon
Arm Fall Fair. There is also lots of info to be passed on to you.
Sonia and Bruce are donating a Fleece, which she delivered to Judith
at Mona’s Spin In. Many thanks for the lovely fleece.
Elvi and Lynne have volunteered so far for this, we require a weaver if
you are interested.   We will discuss again in the March Meeting

I am putting new Sigh Up sheets out for goodies for the meetings and
also to have a Spin In at your house. It has been awhile since we signed
up I thought we should start afresh in case some plans have changed.  
They are attached.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday February 7th  Spin In at Mona’s 10-1pm

February 19 to 24th Heritage Week Piccadilly Mall

Saturday March 3rd Kamloops Spin In 10 am to 3 pm

Monday March 5th Guild Meeting 1pm to 3pm

Saturday March 10th Kalamalka Spin In  10 am to 4 pm

March 23 to 24th Fibres West Cloverdale

April 5 to 8th Desert Mesa Spinning Retreat Cache Creek

May 4 to 6th Vancouver Island Fibre Fest

May 5th Williams Lake Spin In

June 15 and 16th Yarn Okanagan Workshop, Kelowna


 Next Meeting       MARCH 5,  1 pm to 3pm
Thank you Myrna and Gwen for the coffee and goodies.


Meeting Adjourned at  ___2:10 pm____

Attendance:  __27____ Members



Monday, January 8, 2018

First Spin in for 2018 was held at Lis's  
What a great turn out, 14 ladies attended.  
Thank you Lis for hosting and thank you for a wonderful lunch.

Noelle and Sara
Sara, Sherry, Judith and Elvi

Gudie, Louise and Ann N.

Michelle and Barb

Gudie, Louise, Noelle and Ann N.
Judith, Elvi and Darlene

Monday, December 4, 2017

December Show and Tell

Glenda's Christmas quilt.

Lois bought a few things at the
Christmas Craft Sale
Felted slippers and scarf plus
this beautiful knitted poncho!

Jacquie knits dish cloths from her cut off warp ends
off her loom.  She says people love these dish cloths!

Glenda recycled her old tea towel canendars into tote bags.

Judith knit a pair of woolen slippers for her grandson.
Her first step was washing them to get them felted.  Now to
continue washing them until they get to the size she needs.

December Monthly Meeting 

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
December 4, 2017

Agenda for December 4th, 2017           1pm-3pm

Call to Order by                 Ann   

Acceptance and/or changes to     November Minutes

1st    Gabriele                        2nd    Judith                All in Favour  Yes

Additions to Agenda        1.   Guild Event

                                                2.  Scrapbooks

1st   Jacquie              2 nd      Sharon                        All in Favour  Yes


Librarian/Book Report    Gabriele   reminder that book lending is for one month at a time, if you need the book longer it has to be re-newed.
The overdue books have been returned, just the fine to be paid.   

Equipment Report             Rod was not present, however he has fixed the Baby Wolf loom, thank you.  Ann’s husband Markku has made some shelves for the LeClerc looms, a big thanks also.

Workshop Report              Louise  was not present. Nothing going on at the moment.

Blog Report                          Bea the Blog is not quite up to date, however the Calendar is.

Historian Report                Bea   nothing to report at this time.

Facebook Page                   Althea   not present.  Bea has been updating.

ADVERTISING          Gudie did some advertising for the Sale with the list given at the last Meeting.       
Loanna did miles of walking and talking to put Posters in windows of businesses. Thanks very much! Noelle said she had put a poster in her car window as well.


CHRISTMAS POT LUCK    Ann   we liked having it on a Sunday afternoon,
but would like to add one hour so we can visit more and enjoy our Show
and Tell.   Maybe noon to 3 pm.

CHRISTMAS SALE           Dec 2nd          ANN

MANY MANY Thanks to everyone that helped with the Christmas Sale.
Set up and take down, bringing of tablecloths, props, Lois’s racks at the
front, goodies. Help putting items on display, the Tea House and the lovely
china that Gabriele brought. Elvi for the use of her truck to transport
We also enjoyed the Men’s Choir and the singing and Playing by Julia,
Maureen and Gudie.  Ann for her yummy soup and buns.  
It is wonderful to see so many jump in and help with this event.
Thanks to the husbands who also came to help out.  
I know I have missed some and if you let me know I will amend my notes.  
This may have been the best sale to date.

Lis and Bea will make cards of thank you’s to send out.  

We have decided to purchase the tablecloths from Gudie.
Lis will get in touch with her.

Ann has some long black planks we could use for shelf display.
She will check the length.

Judith mentioned that some started to put their items away at 3:30,
however there were several sales made almost up to 4pm. We should
wait until 4 pm to dismantle our displays.

The Senior’s Centre has said as we have always cleaned up everything,
we no longer need to have a damage deposit on file.
There was a motion by Noelle to get our Deposit back and just pay next
year.    Seconded by Jennifer Rodgers.

Ann will book for next year from 8 am to 4 pm.  cost $200.00

The soup and buns went over well and next year we will open to the
public as well. We charged $5.00 and made $150.00

November 25th    MITTEN WORKSHOP,      Sherry  
the Class will get together in the early new year and go over the process

Projects on our Guild Looms:   
BLANKET       Jill is weaving now.
TEA TOWELS    Carolyn is weaving now, she will call Lis when finished, Lynn is next.

REP WEAVE:      Noelle: On Hold for now.
Noelle took a list of Members who would like a new or replacement nametag.  Lynn still needs one.


We have had some discussion on this topic earlier but have not come
to any conclusion, please think about it and we will discuss at the Feb


We need to have a Contact Person for the following:

Heritage Days
Haney House
Pioneer Lodge
Picadilly Mall

You can bring whatever you like to work on while at these venues.

The Contact Person has the authority to make the dates and plans for the
                  Motioned by Ann and seconded by Bea. All in Favour.

Addition: The motion  about the events probably needs to read that "The guild has given the contact person consent to accept on the guild's behalf February Heritage Days at Piccadilly Mall and the three events at Haney Museum in June, July and August."  There was some discussion about separating the Andover and Pioneer lodge events as a separate item.

The File for the Christmas Sale is complete and the Guild needs someone who will look after this for next year. Please consider and we will talk about it on the Februry Meeting.


Christmas Sale email to File Manager, what you need for props, and/ or
what you have that can be used.

Posters should be ready before the June Meeting to hand out.
Also, smaller handout info cards.

Ann read excerpts from Dr Bob Moorehouse, which was sent earlier to everyone.

The soup recipe was also sent out to all.

We have a new Member tonight,   Anna DeWolff, a very warm welcome,
from The Guild.

          The soup and bun money $150.00 went to the Seniors Centre, not us. their kitchen and ingredients.
In the February Meeting, we need to form a Committee to look at the Spinning Classes for the Fair. Do we need to make some changes, and what should they be?  please think about this and i will remind everyone in Jan to come to the meeting with some ideas. As the Fair Book requires the info before the end of March, we need to have our info ready and also someone who will look after this. please condsider taking this on.
During our Meeting, Claludette Cote, who is part of the Grandmothers here, brought some Yarn from PEI that is no longer available to see if we were interested in purchasing it for a donation towards the Foundation. There were ten skeins and it was decided to purchase them  for $100.00.  The Grandmothers are part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation that raises funds for Aids and HIV children. The African Grandmothers often raise orphaned children, and this is where the funds will be directed.The motion was made by Noelle as a donation and not a value on the wool.  It was seconded by Glenda, all in favor. For more information  you can look up the Foundation.  

There was lots of discussion, sometimes two things at once,
if you think of anything I have missed please let me know
and I will send out an amendment.  

Next Spin In is a Lis’s home January the 8th, 2018

                                Mona’s home February the 7th, 2018

 Next Meeting       FEBRUARY 5,  1 pm to 3pm

Goodies by Myrna and Jill for February Meeting


Meeting Adjourned at  ____3 pm___
Attendance:  __23____ Members

The Paradox of Our Age
By Dr. Bob Moorehead
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers;
wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more,
but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less
time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more
experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast,
get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and
pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk
too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to
years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street
to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done
larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our
prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've
learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information,
to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; big men and small character; steep
profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce;
fancier houses but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything
from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be
around forever.
Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that
little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure
you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember to say "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean
it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be
there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in
your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take
our breath away.