Wednesday, November 25, 2009

photos from the November Meeting

Karen, Nancy and whoops, I need help with names.
Karen and Nancy again
Sharon and my friend Amanda, crochet champion, and new knitter. I can't call her a beginner, she was knitting a color stranded sweater. In fairness it was not her first project.
Amanda and Judy
did you see the new face? Amanda joined us from the cities. We saw great knitting and weaving, and fun was had by all.
Happy Thanksgiving, and see you for the December get together. More info to follow...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Meeting, Thursday November 5th, 6:30pm

Join us for the November meeting. Hear about many fiber related things such as; Federation, what we donated to the Gala, what weaving classes will be taught in Buffalo this winter, and a little project to do as a guild. Bring your wheel, needles, loom or hook and prepare for an evening of fun!
Fiber Fair is coming up soon, and some of the members of WFA are planning to carpool there and back. Get the information at the meeting, or check the blog for further details after Thursday.
Photos from October coming soon!

We meet in the Country Store day room at Parkview Care Center, on the first Thursday of the month, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to join us!

Naomi BInsfeld

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WFA Meeting, Thursday October 1st, 6:30

Hello all!

The weather has turned, and the evenings are crisp and cool, a perfect time to join us at the next Wright Fibre Artists meeting! We will meet this Thursday, October 1st, at 6:30 in the Country Store day room at Parkview Care Center.
We hope to plan the next years programs, and share Show and Tell from the county and state fair. There are also a few opportunities to demonstrate in the community, come and join us!

Naomi Binsfeld

Time Flies...

here is Nancy knitting a scarf
 Naomi brought with little woven people.
 Nancy brought with some fabulous savory treats
 Sharon joined us to weave.
Time sure flies when you're having fun. I missed all three summer meetings but did make it to the September WFA meeting. 
Here are some pictures. See you in October!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Meeting tonight

Hi Wright Fibre Artists,

Meeting tonight and photos to follow! I will try to get a post up from baby animal fair as well. Hope to see some of you this evening.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Crafternoon at Parkview

Our Crafternoon at Parkview went very well. We had over 20 residents participating, and Nancy, Barb, Naomi, Maddie and Jake, and their homeschooling friends Heather and her children Kevin, Ann, and Cassie. We made adorable owls and visited, and although I brought my camera along, I did not get a single photo! My blogable moment slipped away. If we are able to arrange another craft time at Parkview, we will publish it in the Wright Fibre News ahead of time, as well as giving notice on the blog. 
Have a great day!


PS I have to revise my Parkview poem:

It wasn't just ladies, the gents were there too,
making owls with pinecones, wiggly eyes, wool and glue.
They love crafts and visits, we'll do this again,
Make a memory and a project with the ladies- and men!

Thanks to all who made this craft day possible!

April 2nd Monthly Meeting

Here are the members who gathered this fine April day:
Naomi and Jan (see the beautiful cupcakes, don't you wish you were there)
Sharon, another resident, Sally Stinson 
Nancy, our guest speaker, Nancy Walker and Barb Mainquist

Nancy finishing up the video portion of her presentation

watching the video from Heifer International

Greetings to all,
The monthly meeting included a special guest speaker, Nancy Steinke. Nancy volunteered at Heifer International for several weeks last year, and had a very interesting presentation for those in attendance.
We had a wonderful group, including some of the residents from assisted living that we had invited to attend. A lively discussion followed Nancy's presentation, with many questions and additional information provided by Nancy S and Nancy Driggans, who also was with us this evening.
We look forward to seeing any who can help at the Baby Animal Fair on the 26th, the last Sunday in April.  The raffle is doing wonderfully well, (thanks to pre-fair sales by Sally and Barb) and we have several gorgeous items hand crafted by members of the Wright Fibre Artists donated to the raffle to raise money for Heifer International.
Thanks to all who have donated or are planning to donate items, Sally Stinson, Nancy Walker, Barb Mainquist, and Naomi Binsfeld. (I will update this list as I get more donations!)

Please, consider joining us to demonstrate weaving or spinning at the baby animal fair from 12 - 4. we would love to have enough volunteers to allow everyone time to roam.
If you are motivated to sell raffle tickets ahead of time, please contact Naomi. This raffle will help us with our goal of donating a second animal to Heifer.

See you at the Fair!


Monday, March 9, 2009

March Meeting

We talked about Baby animal fair, and the program for next month and had some fabulous show and tell.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Meeting March 5th

WFA meeting tonight 6:30pm, Parkview Care Center, Country Store day room.
We will speak of the Baby Animal Fair and our demonstration there in late April. We hope to see you at the meeting and the fair!


February Meeting

 wooly owl, a crafternoon project for the residents, if I can coordinate with Barb Anderly
nothing says fiber geek like socks knitted on an antique sock knitting machine!
Karen's show and tell
Sharon making progress on her latest project
 Barb and Nancy spinning

Spinning was happening at the February meeting. Check it out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February meeting change

Oh no, Detta is sick. or was sick. She is recovering nicely, but unsure about being contagious and does not want ANYONE (including all the parkview residents) to get what she had. We will invite Detta back again, at the next spinning meeting.
We will still spin at tonights meeting, but we will have to help each other. I will bring my tools, and any books I have for others to look through.

Hope to see everyone!


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

We ate pretty cookies and drank hot fruit tea
But it was just Sally and Sharon and me
Next month could you join us? I promise to tell
the date and to send a newsletter as well

We talked about baby animal fair
in April we hope you plan to help us there
We'd like to have craft day at Park View quite soon,
making owls with the ladies some cold afternoon

The gazebo is where in  June or July
lovely scarf warps we will paint with some dye
February we plan to bring wheels and spin
First Thursdays are fun, so please come and join in!

December Potluck

The December Potluck was graciously hosted by  Verilette. We had a wonderful meal and a great gift exchange following the meal. 
Thank you Verilette!