Oh the stories we can tell

It was a small crowd today but there were lots of stories being told. Donna D had a catastrophe with her blueberries; Sandra J accosted some poor man in the grocery store for buying marble cheese; Moreen had tales to relate about her recent boating trip. No one was harmed in any of these tales so it is all good.

When Marion had her lovely quilt blocks spread out on the floor Sherry went to get her camera. When she couldn’t find it in her bag she remembered it was in with her lunch – in a bag in the fridge. Things were a bit cloudy before the camera had a chance to warm up.

At lunch Moreen’s Ginger Beer exploded and we were all admiring the fact that it hardly spilled onto the table. That’s because poor Moreen was covered in it. She had to leave early to go home and change before heading out to work!

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Patti was sewing strips together for some lovely black, white and red blocks and Moreen was working on her animals. Both had their projects put away before my camera warmed up.

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Are you warm enough?

Even sewing in a basement wasn’t cool today; well it was “cool” but the temperature was warm, very warm.

We were all shocked and happy to see Patti and Betty walk in the door this morning. We’re lucky to have them between camping and curling season. Sandy T dropped in with a Community Quilt, as well as Myrt and Bev. The cupboard was filling up but Wendy arrived just in time to take armfuls of quilts out of the cupboard. Well done ladies.

Karen Berry popped in for a short time but we were missing a few regulars. Summer is upon us and between people on vacation and visitors from out of town we are down to only a few stitchers.

If you are interested in taking the Quilting with Rulers class on September 13th, please let Georgie Brewer know. They are looking at booking an out of town teacher for the day.

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We love our summer guests

It is such fun in the summer to have guests join us either for a visit or to spend time sewing with us. Donna S and Addie were back (I’m sorry her photo didn’t turn out) and Rene and Katharina stopped in for a short visit. Gail brought in her cousin who is visiting from Alberta.

Weddings also seem to be popular this week. Barb M is just back from a wedding and Barb K is on her way to one.

It was a small crowd today and there were treats enough for a much bigger crew. Donna S and Addie brought us some Red Velvet Cupcakes and Moreen baked a Banana Loaf. Who’s bringing goodies next week?

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Welcome Addie

Another day, another granddaughter. This time Addie came along with Nana (Donna S) for a little sewing time. We were just commenting on how quiet it was when they arrived and livened the place up! Addie was not a bit shy and had lots of questions for everyone. So nice to have people younger than our usual crowd learning to sew.

Barb M was working today so stopped in just long enough to get her sewing machine into the cupboard for next week. Sandy T joined us again – two weeks in a row and we’re counting. Bev brought in a stunning project that she was working on over the weekend; she left before lunch though and I’m hoping the gash she cut in her finger wasn’t the reason she hurried away. Moreen arrived from the Island on the noon ferry and came straight to the bee – now that’s dedication. Marlene was sewing at home today and we missed Donna D (and her blueberry pies). Gail has been away for a couple of weeks and Rene was off doing things with her granddaughter.

We had a great summer retreat last Friday and Saturday; thanks to Sandra J and Kathleen for organizing it for us.

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Welcome Katharina

My apologies for being so late with this post – where do the hours and days go?

Looking forward to the Blue Mountain Retreat. Bring your lunch on Friday, money for pizza for Friday’s dinner and it’s pot luck for Saturday.

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Happy July Birthdays

It was treat day at the bee – not that every Tuesday isn’t a treat! Kathleen made a chocolate cake to celebrate July birthdays and Donna brought in a home-made blueberry pie. Both were delicious. Kathleen and Margie are celebrating this month. Anyone else?

School vacations are here and some of our Grandmothers are busy. Kathleen is escorting her grandkids to swimming lessons. Rene is preparing for three weeks with her granddaughter who is coming from Ottawa. As a Grandma who doesn’t see her grandkids as often as she would like (is everyday possible?) I’m envious.

There were lots of Community Quilts in the crowd today. Darlene finished the binding on one of the quilts; I have a binding prepared for one of the quilts I took home. Kathleen has a quilt that she will be taking home for quilting and Marlene has started piecing another quilt. Many thanks to everyone who donates their time for this very worthwhile cause.

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We should form a new club

It seems many of us at the bee today were up early – very early! Kathleen and I were both awake at 4:30 but lazed in bed until 5:30. I think I heard Bev say she was up at 5:30 as well. Sandra J swears that she is going to start getting up at six so she can get some quilting done. Anyone else eligible for the club?

We were happy to have Kathleen back today. She had a good trip, did some visiting and even managed some shopping – a new bag pattern came home with her. Gail was missing today and Donna D and Moreen came late as they had other things to do first thing this morning. We’re glad to welcome anyone who walks through the door!

Gardens are growing, as are the weeds. Rene says they are eating from their garden every day. Donna S says between the aphids and Daisy, the deer, her yard is not in its best shape. Why is it that the “bad” stuff grows so well and the “good” stuff not so much?

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