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End of March….

Wow! What an (Inter)National Crochet Month it has been!

The party on Ravelry has been a blast (wish I could have been there more often!), we’ve had great topics on the CLF HQ message board on Ravelry, and of course our very first annual Crochet Awards, the Flamies, happened with not too many glitches!

CLF members don’t forget we have a nominating group on Ravelry, so keep your eyes posted for beautiful designs, books, patterns and more throughout 2009 for next year’s awards…Cause hey next time we’ll know what we’re doing!

Remember we’re doing the make up show for our winners that got lost in techno-land, TONIGHT on Getting Loopy! Looking foward to being there, join us at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mary-beth-temple (Getting Loopy!) or download it via iTunes 🙂

See ya tonight!

March: In like a Lion out Like a Lamb…

Well the wind did howl as March first came…and so did the wirlwind of voting for the Flamies!
The votes are in, and tabulated, now dear Ms. Fignations (Darlisa) will be a busy bee engraving names onto the plaques for the winners!

Ooooh, this should be just nerve wracking for all of the nominees! Egads, I’m sure glad I’m not them! (*evil chuckle*)…oh, did I make it worse? MUWAHAHAHAHA…

Ok, I’ll stop and be nice, I won’t torture the nominees (much) in the ensuing weeks 🙂 )

In the mean time please remember that the CLF First Ever Book is available for sale via Amazon.com, our CLF Website, and now in PDF version on lulu.com.

Last year I was so busy putting life together in March, I didn’t get a chance to do the Natcromo Free Form Game hosted by Kaet, I’m making myself do it this year! She’s working via inspiration, and it’s been fun so far! Especially to see how everyone interprets her “prompts”.

If you are ravelry, check out our projects! If not, you can see what I’m doing on my personal blog. March 3rd is kinda funny….at least it was at 11:30 pm when I was trying to photograph my stuff and a certain feline got into the act! Egads!

Day 1 of National Crochet Month

Hey there boys and girls, gents and ladies, damen und herren!

It’s National Crochet Month (International Crochet Month to the CLF), and I would like to do my part as a very proud CGOA member to say that if you aren’t a member of the Crochet Guild of America then what better month to join!

The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) takes members from around the world, so you don’t have to be from the USA to join! Why join? Well, if you love crochet, and want to connect with others who love crochet then this is the group for you! If you have professional aspirations this is a grand group to join, and if you aren’t wanting to go pro it’s still a grand group to join!

I never knew how much I craved the company of other crocheters until I went to my first event. There I was thinking I was perfectly fine with my private and public crochet solo efforts. Then I sat with a group of people who loved their hooks, and yarn, and understood when I ripped out my project 16 rows, and we all said, “Rip it, Rip it, Rip it!” Suddenly I met brothers and sisters that I hadn’t even known were lost to me!

I didn’t join for the magazine, or the newsletter, I do love the internet community, and it’s worth going to just one CGOA event, or finding a chapter…I stay a member because I not only love my craft and long for it’s promotion, but I value you the dear friendships that I have made as a result of finding the CGOA in 2005. I am so glad I joined! I hope you do too!

If you are a member, you could gift your friends and relatives that crochet with a membership! I’m buying my daughter’s membership, and we’re going to the CGOA regional in Portland, Oregon this May. We’re going to take a few classes, and can’t wait to meet up with new friends and old alike…and we’re going to party with CLFers in Portland too 🙂 WHOOT!