Monday, February 10, 2014

Goose Creek Hook-In 2014

The Hook-In was, as it always is, fantastic!

It was wonderful to catch up with so many friends we may only see a couple of times a year.

And to look at - and drool over - all the eye-candy!

Our very own Caroline Twigg had a class on beginning rug hooking in the morning. And Ellen Grau had an afternoon class on Punch Needle. I don't know how many attendees each class had, but I think it's a fantastic idea to have them, and hope we have more!

Box lunches were also new this year, and extremely popular! The food was delish, and you got a very full box!

Our thanks go out to Jen Pelton, and everyone behind the scenes (or in front of them!) who helped put together such a fun-filled time!

Many, many thanks to Patty Sharrer for providing these pix from the Hook-In:

Just a small portion of the gorgeous wools available!

Our very own Caroline Twigg, with some of her beauteous wools and patterns

Here's Jerry Spears, with some of her really fun, colorful rugs underfoot, and just a peek at some of her wools. 

And here is Debra Henckle, in front of just a few of her many wonderful rugs. I really love her Adam and Eve rug!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

RE: The Sunday rug hooking satellite in Glenwood (Howard County)

Sorry, I missed this note from Ramona from September!

Mason Dixon is hosting 2 satellite groups, meeting on Sunday afternoons, for any who can't get to the weekday chapter meeting or who want another day of hooking.  I will be hosting one of these at the Howard County Library Glenwood on the 3rd Sunday of the month, this time on Sept 15.  I'll be there from 2:00 to 4:30 and hope you can come by for some or all.  

The library is on Rt 97 just a mile or so south of the 70I and 140 intersection toward Cooksville.  This will be a casual affair, no business, just friends hooking and visiting together.  Newcomers and beginners are welcome, as are Mason Dixon members or non-members.  

I'm writing this to several who have expressed interest in such a group - or some who live further west than where the Ellicott City chapter meets.  Please invite any others you want.  Maybe some will want to come and knit or sew, etc.  That's o.k. also.
We are not allowed to sell at the library, but I'm comfortable filling orders for anything you want me to bring. I'll also have a frame and some hooks for beginners if they want to try their hand.
This will be fun.  Hook On!  Ramona Cann

Monday, October 7, 2013

Doris Aymar has one class spot open!

It's being held the second and the fourth Tuesday each month, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

If you're interested, drop her an email at  

Jean Holbert Tynan has passed on

from The Brunswick Citizen, September 26, 2013

Jean Holbert Tynan

Mrs. Jean Holbert Tynan, 87, of Brunswick, died on Sept. 18, 2013. Born June 17, 1926 in New York, she was the daughter of Robert Holbert and Catherine Tighe.

Jean worked for the public schools as an elementary teacher and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Petersville.

She is survived by her daughters, Catherine Tynan Huffer and husband David of Brunswick; and Jayne Tynan McCabe and husband Steven of Hobe Sound, Fla; and a son, William Spence Tynan and wife Karen of Fort Lee, NJ; and five grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the John T. Williams Funeral Home, Brunswick.

Congratulations to Patty Sharrer!!

Patty's got a photo of her adorable "Minnie's Quillies" (a Lucille Festa pattern) in the October/November 2013 edition of ATHA (see page 30)! 

There's also a separate close-up photo of one of the quillies ... I'm thinking of a future mini-workshop one Saturday!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

New branch-off of Mason-Dixon Guild meeting in Cooksville

Hi all -- Just got this updated Mason-Dixon info from Nancy Whitney:
Ramona Cann gave Nancy a flyer about the new branch-off of the Mason-Dixon Guild.  This hook-in will meet the 3rd Sunday of the month from 2-4:30pm at the Glenwood Branch of the Howard County Library.  There will be no speakers or business meeting, just another occasion to hook and visit.  This might be closer to guild members in the west.  

There will also be a group that will meet in Baltimore the 4th Sunday of the month.  For this information contact Diana Kerns or Ramona.  Ramona said she will be at the library come rain or shine. I'll put up the contact/meeting info for Diana Kerns as soon as I get it.
2350 State Route 97, Cooksville, MD 21723
phone:  (410) 313-5577
Third Sunday of the month from 2 – 4:30
September through December with Ramona Cann
Ramona’s email for questions is

Thanks so much, Nancy!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Helen Connelly Howe

I just found out Helen Connelly Howe passed in January, 2012. She was my first teacher for 4 days at Buckeystown. She was a very dear lady, and a fun and gracious teacher. I know she's going to be sorely missed.

Monday, August 12, 2013

What we're working on... August 2013

Some of these pix came out really badly. I apologize! I'll definitely practice some before our next meeting! 

I did crop these pretty tightly, but when I imported them into Blogger, it reverted to my originals. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Hooked Rug Museum of North America

From Judy Carter:

"Tonight we saw a wonderful slide show on the Hooked Rug Museum of North America. And on Monday Pat Van Dyne (Stacey Van Dyne's) husband shared his slide show with some of us. He took 200+ photos and they are all beautiful. Michele Traweek Micarelli (she's here at Northern!) is the featured American Artist and Noah's Ark (Lenny Feenan/Mary Sheppard Burton) looks fabulous in it's own room. The Ark and many of Mary's pieces are on display in this room. I'll learn more info tomorrow at the meeting for the Museum (I'm a Director at Large)."

It's a wonderful site, and I'm really looking forward to going there someday, hopefully soon!

Really cute yarn tote giveaway!

Win this Everything Mary Yarn Tote!
Here's the link:

I just saw this on my facebook page, and had to share! I think it's adorable, and very well thought-out.

Here's the info:
Everything Mary Blue Yarn Tote Provided by Everything Mary Reviewed by Jeanette Benoit.    

This blue yarn tote by Everything Mary is a stylish and practical way to store and transport your favorite crochet items. This roomy bag measures 16 x 4 x 12 inches and has plenty of storage room for all of your supplies. There is a magnetic button snap closure and pockets all the way around that are big enough to hold whole skeins of yarn, crochet hooks, magazines, and more. 

It's super durable, so it's a great bag to take on-the-go. We first spotted this yarn bag in January 2013 at the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show. We fell in love with it when we saw it jam-packed with a bunch of different crochet items. It's the perfect size to hold all of your crochet or knitting essentials. There is a large zippered pocket on the inside for safe storage, a large zip down back pocket that includes several sleeves for needles and hooks, plus 6 large pockets around the outside of the bag. 

Rolled handles make this tote easy and comfortable to carry, and the printed microfiber material is durable and long-lasting. If you like to crochet-on-the go, or want to simply keep your yarn projects neat and organized as you work on them, this yarn tote is definitely a must-have for knitters and/or crocheters. Everything Mary has a great variety of other craft totes and organizers to choose from including scrapbook organizers, sewing cases, rolling yarn totes, and more.