Saturday, January 29, 2011

CGOA Chapter News

The HHCC is just one of the many growing Chapters of the CGOA.  To read a summary of what the HHCC accomplished in 2009, and of happenings with other Chapters, such as The Hooked on Dutchess Chapter, and The Creative Crochet Guild of Long Island, check out the latest CGOA Chapter Newsletter.  You will need an adobe reader to view it.

If you'd like to know if there is a CGOA Chapter near you, check out this page from the CGOA's website.

Or if you're interested in starting your own CGOA Chapter, click here for some great ideas.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

DyakCraft is Coming to Town!

The Northeast, which includes Connecticut, has had seven major snow storms since late December, resulting in record-breaking snowfall.  The HHCC is in high hopes Mother Nature will decide to take a vacation the weekend of February 12th & 13th to ensure the roads and highways are for safe travel as The HHCC has invited Tom & Linda Dyak of to be our Special Guests!
Tom & Linda hand-craft beautiful crochet hooks, knitting needles & spindles.  At the HHCC's Febrary 13th March 13th   meeting they will be showing our members the newest addition to their line:  Interchangeable Crochet Hooks!

In addition, HHCC members will be offered a basic Tunisian crochet lesson by its members.  Members wanting to participate in this lesson should bring yarn & a Tunisian crochet hook with them (or buy some from Tom & Linda at the meeting!)

But what if the weather is bad?

If the weather is bad, then this program will be rolled over to March 13th.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chance to WIN a HHCC & CGOA Membership!

The December 2010 meeting was canceled due to weather. This means the HHCC will kicking off the 2011 Crocheting Season with a Celebration at our January meeting!  Members and guests are invited to bring pot-luck food items, and a wrapped gift (value $10) to exchange with someone else in attendance.

In addition to the Celebration, 2011 Membership Applications will be accepted.  Those who turn in their HHCC membership applications by the end of the March 2011 meeting will be entered into The Ruth Arbitelle Memorial Membership Drawing.  The winner of this annual drawing receives reimbursement for this year's HHCC dues.  Winner to be announced at the April meeting.

Recipients of the Ruth Arbitelle Memorial Membership:

2009 : Linda Maroney
2010 : Diane Gilbert
2011: It Could Be You!

Reminder: If you are a member of the Crochet Guild of America, show your CGOA Membership card and get 50% off  your HHCC dues!!

In addition, our member Dee Stanziano, is having a drawing for a  ONE-YEAR CGOA Membership! Her drawing is open only until January 14th, so hurry on over to her blog for the details on how to enter!

Looks like 2011, Year of the Rabbit, is hopping off to a great start!