Tuesday, December 21, 2010


More pictures from our favorite tree. . .
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday!

The LIKCG received an award for participating in the Festival of Trees.

If you've never been to the Festival of Trees, it's highly recommended.
  • Beautiful decorated trees to see! Trees are auctioned and proceeds go to UCP.
  • Santa Clause is there! Take photos with Santa
  • A childrens area where they can create different things.
  • Mini trees and gingerbread houses for sale. Proceeds go to UCP.
  • Live Entertainment for those that want to sit and eat in the cafe area: singers, dancers, ballerinas, musicians, etc.
  • Vendors: selling from jewelry, holiday ornaments, clothing, toys, etc.
  • Parts of the museum is also open.

Monday, December 20, 2010


The following trees won ribbons (1st place, 2nd place, etc.). Can't remember which tree won which prize but here they are, in no particular order:

Twas the Night Before Christmas at Chelsea Mansion
by Nassau County Parks Department Chelsea Mansion

The Peacock Tree
by Garden World

Christmas Concerto
by Peggy Bridgewater

Plaid Tidings
by Kristi Halpern Lion Ribbon

Gold & Kiwi Sparkle
by Peggy Bridgewater

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Here are some of the other trees created at the Festival of Trees, at the Cradle of Aviation.

Holidays at Old Westbury Gardens
by Old Westbury Gardens

Down Mexican Way
Feliz Navidad
by Serge Alhaverdian

The Francis X. Pendl Nassau County
Firefighters Museum & Education Center

Winter Wonderland
by Homemakers Council of Nassau County

by Long Island Children's Museum

A John Deere Christmas
by Chief Equipment, Freeport, NY
What a great donation! The winning bidder here not only received the tree but also received a large snow plow and mobile car which was part of the display.

Couldn't see the entire sign for the Precious Moments tree . . .
Here's the Precious Moments Tree. . .

The Twisted Tea Party
Sinclair Prints and Poseys

Asian Inspired
by Long Island Quilters Society

The KJOY Radio Tree

A Classical Christmas
by Kellie Dircks

Candy Cane Delight
by Stewart Manor Eve Homemakers

Beanie Baby Delight
by Karen Kiefel & Tiffany Kiefel Claeson

Blooms of Winter
by Mormile Florist

Building Christmas Dreams
by Oceanville Mason Supply

Jingle Shells
by Flowers By Voegler

The Guilded Plum
by Art Flower and Gift Shoppe

How Does Your Garden Grow?
by Lynne E. DiStasio

Merry Stitchmas
by Suffolk County Homemaker's Council

Hope for Peace
by UCP Bayville, Inc.

Sea-Son's Greeting
by Wisdom Lane Middle School

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 9th Meeting

This month's meeting is our social Charity Knit Night and book discussion. One of our members generously donated 10 2011 knit/crochet calenders as door prizes. Everyone who comes will put their names into a hat and have a chance to win a calenders.

Gloria sends this message to all who participated in the Festival of Trees:

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our tree. Although we did not win an award the Guild was given a beautiful plaque of appreciation. Our tree was auctioned off on Sunday to a resident of Westbury for an undisclosed amount. A representative of UCP would not reveal the amount nor the name of the resident but the tree was auctioned off for more than $250.
I have received great feedback from many of our members who enjoyed working on this project. We have net year to participate, so stay tuned for more information in the months to come.
Happy Holidays!
Gloria Cannon/Recording Secretary.



Chairperson: Ilene Weinstein

LITTLE SHELTER Dog and Cat Rescue and Adoption Center: “…is a non-profit, no-kill shelter nestled on 6 wooded acres in Huntington, L.I. The Shelter is dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and cats and placing them into loving homes. Make something for a special animal or make a garment to be sold at the shelter’s Pet-A-Palooza’s Chinese Auction. . .money which goes directly for the care of the animals...”

Special Note: Since handmade items are being sold, members must give their garments directly to chairperson.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanks to all who helped.....

A big, heartfelt 'THANK YOU' to all that knitted and crochet the snowpeople, snow flakes and garland that went on to our tree. It came out beautiful.
If you have a chance, please go to the Cradle of Aviation sometime this weekend to have a first hand look at our and all the other trees.