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.


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
Annual Christmas Craft Sale
5th Avenue Seniors Centre

We would like to thank the Shukuleles for entertaining us in the afternoon.
Here we have Julie and Maureen, later Gudie joined in with the singing.

We also had the Shuswap Barbershop Project drop by 
right after lunch to sing a few of their favaorite songs.
Thank you gentlemen!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Sale Saturday
December 2nd, 10 - 4

5th Ave Seniors Centre, 170 - 5th Ave S.E.,  Salmon Arm

Monday, November 27, 2017

 Guild Christmas PotLuck & Show and Tell
Shuswap Spinners and Weavers
November 26, 2017

Thank you Ann for the lovely centre pieces.

We had finger food, and it was fantastic!

We had lots to choose from. Yummy!

And the desserts......

Myrna made a felted picture, it's just georgeous! Love the colours!
Bea made the ragged edge quilt, here are her very first woven tea towels.
Bea also did some sewing, made a denim tote bag, 5 aprons and 

Rod and Bea also wove some scarves.  Lots got done this summer!

The green and orange woven blankets were Rod and Beas too.
Tea towels and a knitted touque by Elvi.
Felted scarf was made by Jennifer Rogers.

Gabriele wove a bunch of tea towels.  Love the black in them.

Darlene made some amazing knitted toques!

I believe these are Elvi's tea towels.  She went on vacation
and only brought along enough yarn to knit a toque and a half.
Here is one of them.

Mona's spinning is unbelievable! The white is dog hair!

Lis wove some beautiful shawls.

Noelle wove these tea towels.

Noelle wove this beautiful blanket, she said she was destashing
her yarn supply!  This turned out just beautiful!

Gudie is always upcyclying something. She had to figured out
a knit pattern that she had to learn to finish this top.

Here is another sweater Gudie has upcycled!

Carole`s knitted mitten from Sherry`s workshop.

Ann dyed her green spun yarn with purple koolaid,
end result..... these beautiful knitted socks!

Ann also made this beautiful wrap on a tri-loom!

Turned out just beautiful! Something nice and warm to cozy
up to inside now that we finally have snow!