Tag: crafting

Knit Wits news

  Carol Chiarello Our year is off to a busy start. We held a class called “Advanced Ravelry.” This fiber arts website is a helpful tool for getting ideas about what to knit, sharing photos of things one had made, keeping track of books, yarn and other tools, and being able to post information to…

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello A new year has begun and many people are thinking about their resolutions for better eating and fitness. Why is knitting good to consider when we are part of an active community? There are many scientific studies that have proven the benefits of crafting. Memory loss can be postponed. Also, knitting is neuroprotective…

Quilt Auction to benefit SaddleBrooke Charities

Connie Sieverding The SaddleBrooke Pet Rescue and Senior Villages at SaddleBrooke will benefit from a Live Quilt Auction sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters. All proceeds from the auction will benefit these two charities. Quilts have been made and donated by members of the Friday Quilters and will include holiday themes, Southwest, University of Arizona,…

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Happy New Year! Knit Wits members ended last year with a festive holiday luncheon held at the HOA One bar area. Thank you to the marvelous chef, servers and staff who made this a memorable event. Nearly 50 ladies enjoyed the meal which was a choice between chicken and brie on delicious focaccia…

New members coffee for Paper Crafters

Carol Thompson This fall nine new members were welcomed to the SaddleBrooke Paper Crafters Club. Hosted at the home of President Sharon Scanlan, the planning committee also included board members: Opal Larkin, Doris Dieterle, Mary Barrios and Georgeann Becker. New members learned of all the creative activities the club has in store for them: monthly…

Friday Quilters supports STS and veterans

Michael Buckley The SaddleBrooke Friday Quilters Group recently made 15 patriotic quilts and gave them to SaddleBrooke Troop Support (STS) for presentation to the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. These beautiful self-designed and homemade quilts are draped over the body of a veteran that dies in the Southern Arizona VA Hospital or extended care…

Knit Wits news

Carol Chiarello Our knitters are enjoying the pleasant fall weather. A group of more than 20 ladies gathered at Dianne Barnard’s home for a lovely potluck meal. The weather was perfect for enjoying the outdoors, the camaraderie, the food and a little time left over to work on a knit or crochet project. Thank you,…

SaddleBrooke Paper Crafters having fun

Carolyn McLean What started as a cute idea after a lunch out and craft store shopping, Georgeann Becker, Connie Sheehey and Carolyn McLean were talking about how relaxed we’ve become about dressing up. That’s when Carolyn thought it would be fun to go to the monthly meeting dressed in a white blouse, blue jeans and…

Knit Wits news

Tina Marie leads the group in learning how to make fingerless gloves.

Carol Chiarello The Knit Wits recently got their hands on fingerless gloves. Tina Marie Willis taught this class. Also on the schedule this fall are classes on mini-gift ornaments and crocheted designs. We will also do a class on utilizing the knitters’ website called Ravelry. Class participation is optional but many members seem to enjoy…