The numbers are increasing

We were celebrating December birthdays today at lunch – five of them – Carolina, Gail W, Donna D, Annie, and Myrt. Everyone was willing to admit to their age and, when combined, they were over 300! Biggest congrats to Annie who is celebrating 80 years. Thanks to Kathleen for the cakes.

There were lots of Christmas projects on the go today – some for gifts and several “for me” as well. As usual, all are lovely.

The next business meeting is Thursday followed by the Christmas party the following Thursday. The Tuesday ladies are preparing a basket and star-themed donations are appreciated.

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Werner & Werner

Werner & Werner – seems like a good name for a detective agency or perhaps Broadway show producers! No, it’s our own Gail and Bev (no relation) sitting side by side at the bee today. We were so happy to see Marlene back at the bee; she came for the Mini Meez meeting but we hope she’ll join us for a full day soon. There was a stranger in our midst today – Angel was back from her summer travels!

Mystery Project from the Retreat

The ladies were back from the Texada retreat, feeling tired but enthused about the weekend. I’ll tell no tales here but I assure you it was a wonderful weekend. Thank you to the Texada group for hosting our event.

We started our lunch conversation with ferries – you might expect us to be concerned about whether or not they were running but that wasn’t the case. We discussed and agreed that if you want to kill yourself there are much better ways to do it than jumping overboard! That led to a discussion of flu shots and inoculations in general – always stimulation topics around the lunch table.

The Mini Meez held their meeting this morning. Those pieces in Nina’s blocks are 1″ finished! Bev used the freezer paper-piecing method so she avoided taking off all those papers. Margaret stopped in with her offerings just in time to get her name into the prize draw, but Sandra was the prize winner!

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Was it the time change?

It took awhile for everyone to arrive but they wandered in slowly during the morning and we had a crowd for lunch. I wonder if the time change has affected us more than we realized (keep reading!).

Barb M thought she had the wrong keys when she tried to get into her van but then she realized she had the wrong van! In her defence, she says the two vans are almost identical – sure they are! Annie is liking her shorter hair cut but she had trouble with her “product” – at first she couldn’t figure out how to get it out of the can but then managed to get some. But as she was putting it away she got a surprise – the product shot out of the can and she had more product than she could use for the amount of hair she has. And don’t get me started on the problems Donna D was having. The language from that corner of the hall really wasn’t appropriate for a church but she wasn’t struck down by lightening so I guess it was all good – her project may not be though!

Heading to Willingdon Creek

Sherrill stopped in to pick up some placemats. We still had a few left in the cupboard from when we prepared them for Meals on Wheels. Since that organization has disbanded Sherrill is passing them to Willingdon Creek for their tables over the holidays. She’ll have more information at the next business meeting but keep this request in mind as you sew over the next few weeks.

 

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Laughter, tears, but good times all around

There was a line up at the door this morning as we waited for someone to let us in! I guess we were all anxious to get started. It was lovely to have Susan join us for lunch and some afternoon stitching. Georgie popped in with some community quilts, as did Sheryl. Patti and Betty were with us for awhile before heading off to curling, and I think I saw Margie and Donna in the hall. The Prez (Kathleen) is away but The Boss (Barb M) was back.

The community quilt weekend went very well. There were over 30 quilts in some state of readiness – some finished, some tops done, and lots of sandwiching (thanks to Georgie, Myrt and Darlene). Please check with Darlene for your personal gift – a sandwich ready for quilting! While we stitched on Saturday Georgie regaled us with stories of her nursing career and her surprise retirement party.

At lunch Barb K was explaining the health ordeals she has overcome in the past couple of years. As she explained some of the surgery we thought for a minute we had a new sewing tool but apparently the duodenum serves a completely different purpose. She brought us to tears with her tale of her Mum’s spirit visiting her at her lowest point. We’re glad all the latest health news is positive.

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Who’s in charge?

Both the boss (Barb M) and the President (Kathleen) were absent today so “while the cat’s away the quilters will play”. We were in good hand as they left Sandra J in charge. We were also missing Marlene and Carola, but were glad to see Edie and Gail back sewing with us.┬áSome of our new Guild members also came out for the bee – Donna S and Marion – and a few “irregulars” popped in (Dayle, Margie, Dawn). Georgie has officially retired and we were delighted to have her join us today. She has a fascinating new project and we can hardly wait to see it done. Our new tables have arrived so there is lots of room for everyone!

Remember that beautiful Dignity quilt Margie finished not long ago? It has made its way to the home where her mother resides. Some of the residents weren’t aware of the dignity program but one dear soul, when she learned of the purpose, said the “quilt was almost worth dying for”! You can’t beat that for a compliment.

The kitchen area was in use by a cooking class and we hoped we’d have the opportunity to be taste testers but we weren’t that lucky. The left-overs the ladies were taking home looked and smelled delicious.

We’ll be back at the bee on Thursday night for Kathleen’s sun glass case demo, as well as Friday and Saturday for Community Quilts.

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Have you been? Are you going?

Our sewing space was nice and warm today even with the rain and cold weather outside. By late morning though the sun had come out, sweaters were being removed, and the furnace was finally cutting out.

There were actually tables left-over today; that hardly ever happens but several of our members were at the lunch at the Seniors Centre. One of our newest Guild members came to sew with us (I’m sorry that I didn’t get your name), Karen stitched with us for awhile, Sandy T and Gwen both dropped in for a short visit.

The chatter at lunch concerned the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Both Barb and Kathleen have been more than once, and Margaret has also attended. We switched from the Sisters show to the CQA Show in Vancouver next year. There were at least three around the table that will be attending, and there were quite a few people considering it. Barb M has already signed up to be a “class angel”.

I want to remind you that the Community Quilts weekend is Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. These dates were added after the program listing was distributed. Come for both days, come for one day, come for a few hours, but come please!

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You never know who will be there

It was another great day of sewing. We were missing a few regulars (Gail, Margaret, Sandy T) but we saw a few faces we haven’t seen for awhile (Carol Ferreira and Edie). And we are always happy to have Trudy Ann (Carll Arnaud) join us! Penny brought her famous Pumpkin Dessert and even without the whipped cream there wasn’t a crumb left in the pan at the end of lunch.

Everyone had a great time at Hands Across the Water on Saturday; the give-aways were really cute and Patti and Betty each came back with a set of blocks. The bus worked out very well, as did the dinner at White Spot. Thanks to “Cruise Director” Barb M (that sounds so much nicer that Dictator)!

Don’t forget about the Business Meeting on Thursday. Sign up sheets for the various classes and demos will be available. There are still some Guild Challenge packages left so if you didn’t pick one up look for them at the Library table.

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