June Wesley

Sooke Fall Fair getting a head start on annual event

One of a series of articles about the September Sooke Fall Fair

It’s really hard to believe we are into the month of April,  we are busily putting the Sooke Fall Fair Catalogue together for another successful fair.

We have added a few new categories in Needlecraft this year.  Knitting has really taken off this year, and so many interesting patterns and styles are  available. There are knitting magazines on the news stands and super selections  on line to print off. I am in a Teddy Bear  mode just now.  I have knit several, certainly a well received gift for a new baby or a youngster’s birthday gift. The pattern is easy to follow and fun to knit  in different colors, and interesting in the new variegated wools available.   So watch for the Teddy Bear category, in both Adult & Senior sections.

Another good idea is re-purposing(recycling) household goods. Sometimes you find an old tablecloth that is worn but the embroidery is still intact. Maybe a family member worked on it many years ago.  The embroidered portion could be cut out and  gain new life on a set of place mats, or pillowcases for example.  There is a category  for this, so let your imagination  soar. Let’s show the viewing public “What Sooke Does.”

We will also have categories in both Adult & Seniors sections for “Quilts of Valour.” These quilts are to show our appreciation, support and encouragement to the men and women in the military, who have put their lives at risk.  The quilts entered in these categories will be donated to the “Quilt of Valour” program and distributed to those in need of  cheering up.

The Royal Canadian Legion, #54 is sponsoring these categories.

For further information  please phone June  @ 250-642-2032.

See you at the Sooke Fall Fair, Sept. 12 and 13.