Fanshawe Village – August 11, 2018

This year, we were at Fanshawe Pioneer Village in August, instead of our usual June date.  We had a great display table in the brewery (still no beer…….), and there were three spinners and two weavers present to greet the public and represent LDWS.

Meg Cheesman, Deb Eppel, Lynda King, Dan Lajoie, Edith McGregor and Diny Warren had a lovely day spent in rustic surroundings.  There was a wedding ongoing and a bluegrass-style band, along with the usual horse-drawn wagon rides and antique tractors.  Two food trucks were on site as well for us to patronize.

As usual, lots to see and do.  I always look forward to this outing, even though the crowds are somewhat lacking.  It’s a great day to enjoy a few historical moments and meet the public.

I think Dan tried to channel his inner Thomas Alder, as he worked quite hard on the barn loom in the weaving shed.  It was a hot day, and Dan was happy to find a way to open windows in there to get a breeze through.

article and photos submitted by Lynda King

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Holiday Gathering – December 5, 2017

Each year the members of the LDWS partake in Holiday Festivities with cookies and a holiday craft.  This year Rosemary D led the group in making cane reindeer.  A supply list was sent out before the meeting and the guild provided the cane used for the project.  While Lynda K went through the business portion to start the meeting the cane was soaked to make it pliable for use.  With cookies and cider to aid them the members went on to make their own reindeer and in the spirit of the guild, members were helping and encouraging other members in the process.  At the end of the meeting the staff of Boyle were recognized by the guild for all of their hard work and for making us feel so welcome in our temporary location. Enjoy your holiday season and see you in the the New Year.

article and photos submitted by Keran Mc