Friday, June 22, 2012

Danbury Hospital Thanks HHCC

In February, as part of the HHCC's "Hats from the Heart" charity drive, members hand-crocheted (and knitted) 85 adult chemo caps which were then donated to the Danbury Hospital.  Original blog post:

Yesterday the HHCC received a letter of thanks:

Danbury Hospial Thanks HHCC'ers for Generosity

Monday, June 11, 2012

May & June 2012 Meeting Details

At the May meeting, HHCC members donated eight red scarves to the WomenHeart drive while Anna provided more information about this organization.  Want to learn more about WomenHeart?  Check out this video.  The red scarves collected - a symbol of care and support for women with heart disease - are to be distributed in NY.

Dee demonstrated how to
steam block crochet.  Img used
with permission.

Upon request, Dee brought in her "hot off the hook project," a Delta Lace Topper (pattern found in Karen Whooley's booklet, "Learn to Delta Lace Crochet,") and provided members with another demonstration on how to steam block (the last time she did this demo was in 2010);
Mini~Dee models the
Delta Lace Topper after
it was blocked. Img
used with permission.
members were amazed to see the before and after results.  Dee also advised members that the pattern book is currently on sale at -- and to remember to utilize their CGOA Member Discount when ordering.

Donations for the Salvation Army drive, and for the Elizabeth House were collected, which included an afghan hand crocheted by Rosalie.

At the June meeting, since the Danbury Library is closed on Sundays during the summer months, HHCC member Margaret Hubert graciously hosted the meeting.  HHCC President, Grace, presented a delicious cake in honor of Margaret to be inducted into the CGOA's Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame next month.

HHCC'er Andrea shows off her
crocodile stitch sample.

Margaret taught members how to create the Crocodile stitch, and had yarn stash enhancements for all in attendance.  For more details and pictures, check out Margaret's blog post here: 

More donations for the Salvation Army and for the Elizabeth House were turned in, including an afghan hand crocheted by Theresa's mother.  Everyone had a great time!  :)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

HHCC Thanked for Salvation Army Donations

On Thursday, June 7th, HHCC'ers attended the Women's Auxiliary "Luncheon Appreciation."  This luncheon was in appreciation of donations received by local groups, such as The Happily Hooked on Crocheting Club, to the Danbury Salvation Army. 
HHCC President, Grace, accepts Certificate of Appreciation

This is the HHCC's 9th year in donating to the Salvation Army.  Each year HHCC members hand crochet (and knit) scarves, mittens, hats, baby layettes and more (along with a new toy drive) to help the Salvation Army provide to the hundreds of local families in need.

The Women's Auxiliary had a fantastic spread of food, including live music.  HHCC President, Grace, accepted the Certificate of Appreciation.  :) 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Remote HHCC Meetings for Summer 2012

The Danbury Library is closed on Sundays during the summer months of June, July, and August.  This means the summer HHCC meetings are generously being hosted by HHCC members:
  • June 10th:  Hosted by Margaret at her home located in Pawling, NY.  Members are invited to try creating the Crocodile Stitch, bring items for Show & Tell, as well as turn in charity items.  If you cannot make this meeting, the Crocodile Stitch was featured in the June 4th CrochetMe newsletter that can be found here.
Catherine's Wheel Sample
  • July 8th:  Hosted by Nancy at her home located in Stormville, NY.  Members are invited to try creating Nancy's version of the Catherine's Wheel stitch, featured in her award-winning crochet "Jalapeno Jacket."  Bring something for Show & Tell, and items for the charity drives.
  • August 12th:  Hosted by Jennifer at her home located in Montgomery, NY.  Members are invited to try their hand at hand-dying yarn!  (Supply List to be announced.)  Bring your Show & Tell, and your items for donation!
Driving instructions will be posted to the HHCC's private online group.  If you are not a member, but are interested in attending any of these meetings, please Contact Us at least 2 days prior the meeting.