Serendipity Spinners will be spinning at Emma Prusch Park on April 20, 2019. We start gathering after 10 with a goal of being set up around 11. We have a short business meeting around 11:30 then Show & Tell. The afternoon is spend socializing, sharing fiber related tips, and demonstrating for whoever stops by. We generally disperse some time between 3 and 4.
Join us or stop by and say hello. We meet on the grass near the children’s play area. It’s a beautiful place to meet with chickens and peacocks wandering around the grounds. We welcome spinners who just want to drop in and spin, as well as members of the public that walk by and are curious about spinning.
This month’s large group was greeted with superb weather and sunshine! We welcomed 3 new members!
The Treasurer gave her report and newly created name tags were also handed out. Upcoming fiber events were discussed: Martial Cottle Park Spring Festival, Hidden Villa, Spinning at the Winery, and Barn to Yarn in Hopland. These have been added into the calendar for more info. It was decided that we’ll all bring our own projects to work on at Hidden Villa on April 27. Carol may also bring a completed shawl or some hand cards.
Show and Tell began with some sharing from items purchased at last month’s Stitches West.
April 13 – Spring Celebration at Martial Cottle Park, San Jose, CA
April 27 – Shearing day at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, CA
May 3 – Spinning at the Winery, Retzlaff Winery Livermore, CA
May 4 – Barn to Yarn, Hopland, CA
Labor Day Weekend – Highland Games at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton
We had a very small group today due to the rainy weather. We were fortunate enough to get an indoor location for the meeting. The Treasurer gave her report and then we had a brief show-and-tell. Carol brought her spinning wheel while Aviva and Laura brought knitting to work on. Patti was crocheting coasters and Kelly was finger-picking alpaca.
Upcoming Stitches was discussed as well as Hidden Villa in April. Kelly will be the “coordinator” for Serendipity at Hidden Villa. Ideas for demos were talked about. Also a very basic flyer was made to have at demos for those who are interested in spinning and the guild.
There was a nice turn out this month with surprisingly nice, sunny weather. We discussed Meridian Jacob’s upcoming shearing on February 2nd and also Hidden Villa in April. (please see the Calendar for more events) .We also welcomed a new member who is new to spinning!
We had our annual holiday pot luck this month. It was a good turnout with plenty of yummy food and fun gift exchange. Patti told us about Bethlehem and their record number of visitors! We had show and tell and collected our annual dues. We discussed making up fliers for spinning demos to give out to those that are interested.
We had a small but pleasant gathering this month with very nice weather. The Lambtown Sheep To Shawl contest earlier this month was discussed. Sounds like it was a good time had by all!
There was a small group this month. We discussed the upcoming Antique Autos in History Park as well as Lambtown in Dixon.
We had a nice turn out this hot summer day. We were able to keep cool under the shade of the trees with a slight breeze.
Our discussions included the upcoming Wool Auction at the Monterey County Fair on September 3rd; Spinning demos at Antique Autos at History Park in San Jose on September 23rd; Lambtown at Dixon and the Sheep to Shawl contest October 6 & 7.
This month’s meeting was met with high winds and cooler than expected temperatures! Upcoming Sheep To Shawl for Convergence – Reno in July and at Dixon in October was discussed. Several bags of free alpaca fiber from a farm in San Martin were also brought to the meeting.
We were met with lovely weather this month. Spinning At The Winery was discussed as well as upcoming Convergence in Reno, along with Sheep To Shawl.