Thursday, November 12, 2009

HHCC Celebrates 8th Anniversary with Lily Chin

The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, Connecticut Chapter of the Crochet Guild of America, recognized in 2006 by Governor M. Jodi Rell for local charitable crochet donations, celebrated it's 8th Anniversary in November!

Founded in 2001 on the cusp of 911, Ruth Arbitelle* (deceased), Hilda Nichols, Kay Perna, Dee Stanziano and Ruth Young banded together to create a CGOA Chapter dedicated to the art of crochet, all while having fun. Under the current leadership of Grace Gardiner, HHCC President, the group has blossomed to 50 members, continues to aid local charities, and travels around the tri-state area promoting crochet.

At the November meeting, the HHCC members welcomed Lily Chin to teach her popular, often sold out, workshop, "Crochet Tips & Tricks."

Fun was had by all! There was a smorgasbord of various treats, the official anniversary cake, and Lily autographing her brand new book, Crochet Tips & Tricks, Shortcuts and Techniques Every Crocheter Should Know." HHCC President Grace said, "[Lily made] our anniversary celebration so very special. I believe I can speak for all those that were able to attend, we learned so much and had a great time doing it!"

*To learn more about Ruth Arbitelle, please visit our website at

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yarn Estate Sale: Ruth Arbitelle, HHCC'er

Ruth Arbitelle was one of the Founders of the Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club. She was a big participator in the events, workshops, and charity drives the HHCC had, and often times would enlist the help of her husband, Ron. Ron is best known as the HHCC's Auctioneer.

Ron has been busy sorting through his wife's stash. He has been finding it everywhere! ... and now he is having a Yarn Estate Sale ... with yarn priced from 50 cents to $1.50. Half of the proceeds Ron will be donating to the HHCC.

When: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM (eastern time)
Where: 7 Belmont Circle, Danbury, Ct. Click for Map

... acrylic, alpaca, cotton, wool ... from basic yarns to designer, Ruth collected it! The photo shown is not even the tip of the iceburg! Tell your friends, come with empty vehicles!