Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lambs in a sandbox

The banner photo is an old snapshot of Pia's lambs playing in the kid's (human kid's) sandbox under the tree house.

May Guild Meeting

Annual Picnic!

Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:00 to 3:00

Pia Cusick’s family farm (see the newsletter for the address)

This month, our program will be the annual guild picnic hosted by Pia Cusik's family at the family farm (see the newsletter in your inbox for the address) from 11:00 to 3:00 (drive around behind the house to park). The guild's annual spring picnic was held here for many years and it will be so nice to enjoy one last day on Pia's beautiful farm. 

Please bring a side, a salad, or a dessert to share. Barbara Tucker made the trip to the German butcher near Atlanta to get those special bratwursts, and the guild will provide water and some soft drinks. If you want something special to drink, please bring it!

Make sure to bring a chair as seating is limited. As always, spouses and children are welcome!

The current forecast (or one of them) predicts that the rain will not hit our picnic, but keep an eye on the online guild sources (your email, Ravelry, and Facebook).

April Guild Meeting

Plarn with a Purpose: Crochet a Sleep Mat 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Hoover Church of Christ 

3248 Lorna Road, Hoover, AL 35216 

Erin Williams presented a terrific program about crocheting, or knitting, with plarn (plastic yarn, made from used grocery bags).

As we’ve seen in a previous program based on charity work, Erin Williams uses those bags to crochet mats for the homeless that provide insulation from cold, hard ground. In our April program, Erin taught us about where to find this type of fiber, how to harvest and process it, and how to spin it and use it. The guild provided a crochet hook for anyone who wanted to make a mat—all we needed to add was a stash of plastic grocery sacks.

Find out more, at:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/ craft-for-humanity-crochet-aplastic-sleeping-mat-for-thehomeless