Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Potluck Photos Posted

If you click on the list of pages, you will be able to open the page containing a selection of photos taken by Gudie.  Great food, great atmosphere and great company - who could ask for a nicer way to launch the Christmas Season!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Knitting with Odd Socks / Affordable Art Fair at SAGA

Hi Everyone

Just a little reminder that on Fridays from 1 - 3 pm there is knitting in the cosy-couch-corner at the Salmon Art Gallery.   It is open to anyone who would like to knit, crochet or just stop by for a visit and have a look at the current show

"Affordable Art Fair"

Works under $200 by 20 local artists

Exhibition: December 3 to 17, 2011 

Each year SAGA Public Art Gallery offers an opportunity for art-lovers and buyers to connect with excellent local artists. This year we are featuring Mary Letham, Lynn Erin, Cindy Whitehead, Andi Silver, Amy Huppler, Graham Anderson, Frieda Martin, Eric Kutschker, Lee Rawn, Linda Franklin, Julia Armstrong, Justin Maas, Rebecca Shepherd, J J Glass, Lisa Figueroa, Carol Warkentin, Tracey Kutschker, Lori Talerico, Janice Scott and Sandra Van Den Ham.

Let's Create a page for Guild Member Websites

It occurs to me that the Blog would be a good place to list websites and blogs illustrating the wonderful creations of our members.  If you would like to add a link to your work on the web, please email the information and I will create a page for this purpose.  (

Christmas Pot Luck a Huge Success

The Christmas Potluck hosted by Marcia D. in Enderby was a fabulous event that was well attended by Guild members.  Marcia's home was a great location for the gathering and even though it is large and spacious, thirty-five people pretty much filled it to capacity.  For those who were not able to attend, the food was excellent, the desserts delicious and wonderfully rich and laughter.  Laughter, lady chatter and the buzz of many, many conversations filled the air and lifted the spirit.  It was great fun. 

Gudie took lots of photos of the event and the Show 'n Tell items - and I will post them here as soon as I receive them from her. 

A special note of thanks to those who came prepared to demonstrate simple skills - how to add beads to your knitting (Judith), a simple way to add heddles when you run out (Eileen), how to fold plastic bags to (a tongue in cheek demo from Darlene), an exercise routine for weavers from Wendy and amusing stories from Glenda, Gudrun and Ann.  The grand finale was a performance and sing- a long with Rosalie as she accompanied us on her Q-chord!   (Please email me if I missed anyone :-( )

It was a lovely evening - our thanks to Marcia for hosting and those who helped her prepare for the event and stayed to clean up. 

Thanks for all of the great food.  If you would like to share your recipes, send them to me at ( and I will post them here for others!

Merry Christmas one and all!

Meeting Minutes for December 5, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 7: 30 PM, by Gabriele, with 35 members
Ann moved that the previous minutes be adopted as posted - seconded by
Old Business: 
Noelle's report this month centered on the Christmas Sale.  Last year's
sale had been the best ever, but this year's sale surpassed it by quite a
bit.  Noelle offered her congratulations to those who worked the cash desk
- she balanced to within 11 cents.  Cheques were distributed at the
meeting.  30 artists offered items for sale.  An incomplete list:  the
biggest selling items were shawls and scarves, at 76, 25 hats were sold, 4
bags, 33 tea towels, 39 runners and place mats,  10 rugs?  23 skeins etc.

Discussion items included: 
A sign should be made up saying :  Cash or
cheques preferred, and the Visa sign should be less obvious.  Visa sales
cost 5%.

There was much better height for displaying items.  The half hour for set
up before items were displayed was well utilized, and much appreciated.
The Art Gallery has been booked for the last Saturday in November next

Noelle to discuss payment for the broken coat rack with Gallery staff.

 All in all, a huge success.  Many thanks to Noelle for all her hard
work, and to Gudie for taking care of the advertising. 

Some discussion of supporting the Art Gallery, which has historically been
supported by the guild.

New Business:
Artsolutely - Runs in Vernon to December 23 @ the Vernon Community Arts
Centre in Polson Park.

Workshops - Gudrun has contacted Kim McKenna about spinning workshops in
April or May.  Two suggested workshops are technique improvement, and art
yarns.  Gudrun's email about the possible workshops will be re-sent by
email.  If you are interested in these workshops, please respond to

The Fair Fair class entries booklet was distributed.  New conveners for
Fall Fairs are needed.

Glenda moved that the time of the meeting be moved to 7PM instead of 7: 30
PM, to allow for an earlier finish.  Seconded by Rosalie.  CARRIED

The January 2 meeting was cancelled.  The next meeting will be February 6
in the larger room, at 7:00 PM!!

Spin In  - Judith's place January 10, 2012.  10- 2 PM.  Bring a bag lunch
Knit In      - Glenda's place January 16, 2012.  10 - 2 PM.  Bring a bag lunch.
February 20 - 24 Heritage week at Picadilly Mall.  A week long spin in!
Haney Heritage Park has invited us to spin at their event on Father's Day
in June.

We confirmed that we had accepted the Enderby District Arts Council's
invitation to have a Booth at their Arts Festival on July 28th.  Gwen can
supply a canopy/tent for a booth.  This is no cost to us, but we are
requested to display and encourage demos for spinning and weaving.  Items
can be sold at this event.
Gudie moved to adjourn the meeting at 8: 10 PM.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Guild Sale Photos posted!

I have added a page for these wonderful images shared by Gudie.  If you scroll down on the right hand side of your screen (beneath the two pictures) you will see a list of pages - click on the Guild Sale Photos page and to see the rest of the album!  ENJOY!