Sunday, December 13, 2009

A December to Remember!

Today the HHCC enjoyed celebrating the holidays with Honorary HHCCer Doris Chan! Doris brought with her beautiful garments that were featured in her first two books, Amazing Crochet Lace: New Fashions Inspired by Old-Fashioned Lace, and Everyday Crochet: Wearable Designs Just for You. She also provided us with a sneak peek at her newest book, Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian, and Exploded Lace, which will be out in April of 2010!

Doris also showed HHCC'ers Tahki's new Cotton Classic LITE yarn (talk about delicious!), and taught many members how to crochet the broomstick technique that will be featured in her newest book! She also had a drawing for a brand new set of Etimo crochet hooks! Thank you for spoiling us Doris!!

While this was going on, members also enjoyed feasting on a variety of potluck foods & drinks, as well as pulling on a piece of yarn to receive a holiday gift from "Secret Santa."

Unfortunately, while the meeting was taking place Mother Nature decided to change her plans from light rain to freezing rain, catching everyone by surprise! Road crews scrambled to get the roads sanded but not in time for several HHCC members who were trapped on various roadways and highways for hours on end due to slick roads; this prevented them from attending. We are happy to report no HHCC'ers were involved in any accidents while trying to get to the monthly meeting, or while returning home! For those members unable to attend today, the HHCC will be holding the "Secret Santa" exchange for them at the January 2010 meeting!

2009 was a great year for the HHCC and it's members! We'll see you in January 2010! :)