SOFAAR:AGM March 14th: important notice

SOFAAR members,

As you are no doubt already know the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to have reached pandemic status. At this time in Canada, as reported on the Government of Canada Health site,  80% of cases are travellers and 10% are close contacts of those travellers. There are no confirmed cases in Nova Scotia at the time of writing but this can change in a moment and progress rapidly.   With this in mind let us take the following precaution:

Anyone returning within the last 14 days from a country or province with confirmed COVID-19 cases, or been in contact with anyone who has, DO NOT attend the AGM event.

We all need our immune systems to be at their best so anyone suffering colds and seasonal flu please stay at home as well.

We are all going to have parts to play in the coming weeks. If it falls to me that my part is to stay home, I will immerse myself in fibre projects and be glad to do so. If we all do our part the show and tells once the contagion has abated could be amazing.

When I became SOFAAR president I never imagined penning such an email, but at this conjuncture I feel it is essential.

Yours wanting to keep us healthy,

 

Cheryl den Hartog

President SOFAAR

Saturday Snips: February 8th: Digby

This month’s Saturday Snips takes place on Saturday, February 8th at the Digby Baptist church.

As for every Snips, our gathering is from 1 to 4 pm.

The Baptist Church is located at 2 Mount Street on the corner of Mount Street and Montague Street.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please bring along something for the show and tell.

Non-members are welcome to come and see what we are up to. Fibre work of all kinds is done at the Saturday Snips from knitting to needlepoint, hooking to quilting.

All welcome.

Julia’s finished quilt!

Fun and sharing at the Snips

It is always a great Saturday afternoon when we get together to work on our fibre projects. We were a good crowd on January 11th in Bridgetown.

Knitting, quilting, hooking, cross-stitching were all taking place.

Saturday Snips is also a place to share expertise and to ask questions.

Julia was able to get some quilting advice from Céleste and Aprille.

Julia getting quilting advice from Céleste.

We all enjoy the show and tell very much and we were busy working away on our projects.

Rosaire is finishing up the border on her Celtic knot rug.
Christine is adding some last beads to her Prince symbol piece.
Cheryl gives us the details of her beautiful hat design.
Both Tammy and Teresa are starting new cross-stitch pieces.
Both Tammy and Teresa are starting new cross-stitch pieces.
This is Frances’ Black Rock lighthouse hooking.
Betty has begun a footstool cover.
Aprille’s winter birches. Part of her four seasons pieces.
Annette is wearing the lovely shawl she knitted.

Our next Snips takes place the second Saturday in February in Digby at the Rigby Baptist Church, 2 Mount St. On the corner of Mount and Monatgue . See ou there!

A Successful Snips

About 24 SOFAAR members were present at Moose River Hooking Studio where we met for our monthly Saturday Snips gathering.

Members were working on crocheting, knitting, redwork embroidery, quilting, hooking and cross-stitching.

We spent an enjoyable afternoon hosted by Blaine and Leslie in their wonderful, colourful space.

Our next Saturday Snips will also be our Christmas party! Stay tuned for details and follow us on Facebook.

Rosaire advances on her Celtic hooking.
Christine is on the last curl of her Prince symbol embellished hooking.
Tammy is trying her hand at a large-count cross-stitch.
Betsy’s water image hooking with interesting fibres.
Julia is hooking a free-standing, three-dimensional Santa.
Rachael’s stunning peacock struts its colours.
And Betty’s snowmen will greet the new season.

Saturday Snips, November 9th

Our next Saturday Snips afternoon will take place on November 9th at the Moose River Hooking Studio just outside of Annapolis Royal. The studio is located at 14 Clementsport Rd in Clementsport.

From 1 to 4 pm.

Please bring some show and tell and your current project to work on.

Refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you all.

 

Part of the Mym gallery Small Treasures exhibit.

Saturday Snips: October 12th

Bring a project and join other SOFAAR members and guest to share information and visit. Bring something for Show and Tell if you’d like and join us at the Paradise Community Hall, 10300 Highway 1 in Paradise.

And bring your lug-a-mug if you  have one!

See you there!

Winning wolves!

Third annual Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat

28 ladies and one gentlemen enjoyed our third annual Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat at the Hillsdale House Inn in Annapolis Royal this past weekend.

Lots of laughs and well-deserved down time for project work punctuated with walks, shopping, sipping and show and tell.

Retreaters enjoyed the Saturday Farmers and Traders market, the SOFAAR exhibit at ARCAC, the O’Dell museum crazy quilt exhibit and so much more.

We will be keeping you posted for 2020!

Friday evening meet and great in the sunshine.
Working away on projects.

Saturday Snips. September 14th

SOFAAR members spent another agreeable afternoon at the Annapolis Royal Library working on their projects for our monthly Saturday Snips gathering.

Our next Saturday Snips afternoon will be October 12th in Paradise. We hope to see you there.

Saturday Snips. Sept. 2019
Another project finished!!
Hooked with love.
Winning wolves!

Retreat room available

A lovely room at the Hillsdale House Inn has become available for our Fabulous Fall Fibre Retreat coming up the weekend of September 27th.

If you are interested, please contact Christine Igot through info@sofaar.ca.

If the room is not taken, this would allow for two more day stitching spots!

Please see earlier web posts about the Retreat or contact us directly.