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Tuesday Sewing Bees

We’ll be at the Church every Tuesday throughout the summer

Arts Alive in the Park – Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20

  • Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM; Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
  • Barb McCormack in charge, but be prepared to sign up for a shift or two
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We are settling in nicely

We are clearly more comfortable in our surroundings as the chatter today never stopped. We were thrilled to have Margaret back with us – we missed you and we’re so happy everything has worked out for your husband. Kathy P dropped in to drop off her Canada 150 block – she was off to Vancouver to attend the induction of her Grandson into the Airforce pilot’s training! Gail W wasn’t stitching today but she came with her sister Coral who was a member of the Guild for 17 years; Gail says it was Coral who got her to join so we all owe Coral our thanks. Kathleen stopped in for lunch after a trip to the Sechelt Quilt Show; Margie and Dale were latecomers but it was nice to see them.

Sandy T managed to get one of her bags off the doorknob and load her Tuesday project into it (Annie says she has beautiful bags decorating her doorknobs)! When Sandy mentioned using Super Glue to heal a wound someone had never heard of such a thing; from the comments around the room a lot of our members had heard of it and used it. I’m sure that won’t be the method-of-choice when Rene has her surgery; we wish you a quick recovery!

As I will be missing the next few weeks of bees Cathy G has taken the library books and they will be offered for sale again next week (and until she gets tired of lugging them around). If you haven’t seen them please come in and take a look – there are still lots of good ones left. And if you’ve already seen them, come look again – you may have found more room on your bookshelves for the ones you left behind.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Are you ready to party?

It was a small crowd at the bee today so we each had our own table and we were positioned close enough that we could have conversations that involved everyone. Darlene and Donna both dropped in to say hello and then were off to do other things. The conversation was varied – everything from marriage vs. living together and on to funerals, both good and bad, and we waited until we were eating our lunch to get into the surgery/hospital discussion!

There is a lot to remember to bring to the pot luck on Thursday so start packing now!

  • Supper dish for sharing, along with your own mug/glass
  • Canada 150 block
  • Challenge project
  • Ode to Aging blocks or flimsy
  • A sweater (or dress warmly) as the room may be cool
  • Money to spend at the Used Book table

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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It was a good first day

We met at the Church for our first bee in our new location; I think everyone was pleased with the setting. We are looking forward to the extra tables but, for today, sharing was not a problem. There were lots of outlets for machines and irons and no cords running across the floor. We had room for everyone at lunch – one large table and two card tables – and we also set up the cutting station in the spacious kitchen. The coffee/tea service was fine, and clean-up was easy. Sandra says the vacuum did a good job of picking up the threads we left on the floor.

The Program Committee were busy planning our year-end party. Kathleen and Barb M were ensconced in a corner trying to figure out a wallet pattern (Kathleen gave up but Darlene S and Barb are up for the challenge). Barb M moved on to this year’s Block of the Month; her alternate setting instructions will be available soon.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

I had a bit of difficulty with photos today. I’m used to everyone sitting in their “own” spot but since today was Day One no one really had their “own” spot. I hope I’ve identified everyone’s work correctly.

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Moving Out – Moving In

Packing up our storage cupboards and library was quick work with many helpers on hand. It certainly was an advantage to have done all the sorting prior to today.

We’ll take many memories of the Senior Centre with us.

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Our new space is very welcoming and we look forward to making new memories here.

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Our last day

Although we don’t actually move from the Senior’s Centre until next week, the ladies have decided to meet at the Blue Mountain Clubhouse next week; we don’t want to be in the way of the packers and movers. So today was our last bee in our “old” location – good thing Penny brought a cake so we had a reason to celebrate!

There’s a new rule for the bee starting immediately – there is to be no more talk of the goings-on at the Senior’s Centre! We all have our opinions, we’re all a bit bummed, but we just have to let it go.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

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Some of us just don’t want to quit!

This was the fourth sewing day in a row for some of the ladies at the bee. Sandra J led the Tea and Quilts workshop on Saturday and many of us, including Sandra, took the Precision Piecing workshop on Sunday and Monday. So we were very forgiving of Sandra (even though we nearly fell off our chairs laughing) when she told us this story.

When Sandra got home from the class on Monday she and John had their dinner and then Sandra had a little nap. At one point John woke her to say she had a phone call but Sandra went back to sleep. Some time later she got up, made her lunch, fed her dog her usual morning treat, and put on her jacket. Just as she headed out the door she called to John to tell him she was leaving for sewing. Imagine her surprise when John told her it was still Monday night, not Tuesday morning!

If Sandra calls and asks you to take on a position within the Guild it will not be a figment of her imagination. Please give her request some serious consideration; without a full executive and chairs for all the committees our Guild will not be able to operate in a smooth and efficient manner. Better yet, why not call Sandra and volunteer for an empty spot.

In light of our move and the downsizing that will be required, the Library will be closed until after the move. Books can be returned at the Tuesday bees or the Thursday demo night but no new books can be borrowed. Any books that are deemed no longer necessary (in an attempt to save shelf space) will be offered for sale at the year-end party.

The Tuesday Sandwich Board

It was nice to have the “Ladies that Lunch” (Gwen and Kathy P) join us for lunch; Carola and Donna were off to the Senior’s Association for their Soup and Sandwich day. Sandy T dropped in for a chat as well.

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