Saturday Snips Show and Tell

We had a wonderful show and tell at our Saturday Snips in Digby on February 9th.

This “new to us” venue was light-filled and a great place to work on projects.

Our next Saturday Snips will be on Saturday, March 9th at Saint Luke’s Parish Hall in Annapolis following our quick AGM beginning at 1 pm.

Linda showing off her very first hooked piece! Congrats on such beautiful work!
Linda showing off her very first hooked piece! Congrats on such beautiful work!
Rachael, Grace and Cathy working away.
Rachael, Grace and Cathy working away.
Rachael's stunning peacock in progress.
Rachael’s stunning peacock in progress.
Grace is continuing to embroider on her jean jacket.
Grace is continuing to embroider on her jean jacket.
Lynn's gorgeous knitted shawl. We all wanted it!
Lynn’s gorgeous knitted shawl. We all wanted it!
Ann Marie's Bluenose cross stitch taking shape.
Ann Marie’s Bluenose cross stitch taking shape.
Christine's embellished hooked Prince symbol in progress.
Christine’s embellished hooked Prince symbol in progress.

Saturday Snips Gathering

Nineteen ladies braved the snowy roads for a fun-filled, or should we say fibre-filled afternoon of sharing and working on our projects on January 12th. SOFAAR welcomed three new members to the group today as well. A warm welcome to Ann, Lynn and Linda!

Kudos to Irene and Audrey for driving all the way to Paradise from Weymouth to share our afternoon.

It was wonderful to spend time together seeing new beginnings and on-going work.

Our next gathering will be in Digby on Saturday, February  9th.

Here is just a peek of what we saw today:

Cheryl demonstrates knitting from the hip to help rest the wrist!
Cheryl demonstrates knitting from the hip to help rest the wrist!
New member Lynn shows off her beautiful hooking.
New member Lynn shows off her beautiful hooking.
Céleste made more Christmas stockings.
Céleste made more Christmas stockings.
Tammy has started a new cross-stitch of a rooster.
Tammy has started a new cross-stitch of a rooster.
Julia and her hooked sock monkey!
Julia and her hooked sock monkey!
And Betsy's Day of the Dead Dog hooking is quite a hoot!
And Betsy’s Day of the Dead Dog hooking is quite a hoot!

Silk quilt and pillow winner

On December 8th at the Christmas “Saturday Snips” social, the draw for Marilyn Preus’s beautiful silk quilt and pillow was held.

The lucky winner is Françoise Trottier of Bridgetown. We are thrilled that Françoise won the quilt as she is, herself, not only a quilter but a fan of Marilyn’s work. The quilt has gone to a very appreciative home.

SOFAAR would like to thank all those who purchased tickets on the quilt. The money raised will go towards programming and workshops for SOFAAR members.

The social was well attended and a very interesting show and tell of members’ work took place including some of the miniature stockings from our workshop in November.

We hope to see many of you at our next Saturday snips event on January 12th at the Brickton community hall.

The silk quilt won by Françoise Trottier.
The silk quilt won by Françoise Trottier.
Rachael's miniature stocking.
Rachael’s miniature stocking.

 

Christmas Social: December 8th

Our annual Saturday Snips Christmas Social taking place on

Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 5 pm at the United Church in Annapolis Royal.
Please bring some show and tell and/or current project to share with members.
And those tiny stockings by anyone who attended the crazy stocking workshop with Kay.
Refreshments will be served.
Also, the beautiful silk quilt and pillow made by Marilyn Preus will be up for grabs, with a lucky ticket being pulled out of a hat… or a stocking?
There is parking at the ARCAC gallery across from the church (which is by the lights) or also at the Courthouse right by the lights as well.
We hope to see you all there.
Our wish list!
Our wish list!

Crazy Christmas stocking workshop

Fifteen SOFAAR members spent a very agreeable Sunday afternoon on November 25th learning how to make a delightful little Christmas crazy stocking under the patient and watchful eye of instructor Kay den Hartog.

We all hope to have our little creations to show at SOFAAR’s next gathering on December 8th.

Many thanks to Kay and to Céleste for all their help and clearly printed patterns.

Thanks also to Céleste for sharing her silk stash and to all participants for sharing bits of lace, fabric, buttons and beads and all manner of shiny bits!

Rachael made us all tea and coffee and provided snacks and we were very grateful to have a break as the afternoon whizzed by and we admired everyone’s handiwork.

A great time was had by all!

Kay demonstrating at her machine behind some of her own creations.
Kay demonstrating at her machine behind some of her own creations.
We progress under Kay's watchful eye.
We progress under Kay’s watchful eye.
Shiny bits to embellish.
Shiny bits to embellish.
Julia adds buttons.
Julia adds buttons.

 

Fun fibre gathering

About 17 SOFAAR members met on Saturday October 13th to work on projects and show them off at the Paradise Hall.
Lots of tasty treats and wonderful work to look at.

Hope to see you next time!

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Kay, Annette and Brenda working away.
Everyone working away with fibre!.

Fibre stitching day: Saturday, October 13th

Join us at the Paradise Community Hall from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, October 13th for an afternoon of stitching and fibre crafting. Bring your current project or a show and tell and share an afternoon with like-minded fibre enthusiasts!

Refreshments will be provided.

10300 Highway One, Paradise.

Working away on finishing a project!
Working away on finishing a project!

Annual Maritime Lace Day: Oct 6th

This 4th annual Maritime Lace Day takes place on October 6th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Caribou Community Hall in Caribou River, NS.

Attendees are invited to bring their lunch and show and tell of all things lace.

The event is open to the public from 2 to 4 pm to see bobbin lace being made.

Special guest Gary Wood will be demonstrating the turning of wooden bobbins. And there will be a lace supplies for sale.

Beautiful silk quilt being raffled

SOFAAR has been donated a gorgeous pure silk quilt created by Marilyn Preus valued at at least $2,500.00.  We are selling tickets for this wonderful quilt (and matching square pillow) at $5.00 each.
We have recently obtained a permit from council to set up on market days every other week in the small courtyard across from the market, directly adjacent to King’s theatre.
 AUG.:  18th,  29th.        SEPT.:  1st.,  15th,  29th               Oct.:  6th
You can purchase tickets at the market or contact info@sofaar.ca to purchase tickets.
The draw will take place December 6th at our Christmas fibre gathering.
Silk quilt raffle 2018
Silk quilt raffle 2018

Fibre gathering July 26th

SOFAAR invites you to a BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) gathering on July 26, 6 to 8 p.m., upstairs at ARTsPLACE (396 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal).
This is a time to work on your current project, maybe get some help with a snag, and visit with your fellow SOFAAR members.
For those participating in East Meets West, this is an opportunity to get any questions answered about finishing, hanging sleeves, etc., and/or to submit your work.
If you are putting a piece or pieces in the Members’ Exhibit (due date August 16th for submissions) and you would like that photographed for the submission, please bring along that work as well.
Céleste will be on hand to answer questions about this exhibit.
We hope to see you there!
Stitching together
Stitching together