Who’s that stranger?

Our condolences go out to Margie in the loss of her mother.

Some of our group headed out before lunch so there were no photos of their work (Donna and Carola) and others just dropped in to say hello (Sandy T). Barb M came in the morning, popped out for a bit, came back and then left for work before lunch. We were very happy to have Carol W join us for lunch; she is starting on an exciting adventure but until that is ready she is hoping to join us for some sewing sessions.

The pin cushion demo has been cancelled for this week.

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Is that sunshine out there?

We had a good crowd out for the bee today. Dale and Mary Jane were in an out before I had a chance to take any photos of their projects – maybe next time. There were birthday wishes all around for Barb M – her birthday is tomorrow. A few miniature projects showed up today; Sandra gave us an incentive (an extra draw) so we wouldn’t be up all night the night before our meeting.

I was at the small table at lunch so I didn’t hear the main conversations. Margie’s Mum is ill and a bit confused; she complained that she hadn’t seen Margie’s Dad in awhile and Margie had to explain that he had passed away several years ago. Donna D was feeling a bit sleepy after her lunch and a cup of tea; Barb M suggested she needed to go for a brisk walk. Donna said she didn’t have the right shoes so Barb’s come-back was that she could do a brisk walk from the lunch room back to the sewing room!

Don’t forget the Business Meeting on Thursday night.

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Windy Days

The talk today was about all the recent storms, including that Tsunami warning that was posted early this morning. Perhaps it is a good thing that the Comox ferry was cancelled this morning; Sandra J couldn’t make it over to the Island but, had she made it across, she might not have been able to get home. Our Texada ladies decided to stay put in case they were stuck on this side of the water. Annie reports that her power was out for 18 hours, and a tree came down in Donna Sand’s yard and took out their phone and internet.

It was nice to have a few of our regulars back – Patti, Betty, Sandy T, Donna D and Dale. Cathy G was in to sandwich a quilt; Carolina says her geese are done and she hopes they take flight next week. We missed Margaret and Gail (who is excused because she has a new puppy). The lunch conversation started with talk of a Curry and Cardamon Cookie (Margie); we went on to talk about home cures (Mustard Plasters are not a favourite for Rene), and finished with some recommendations for healing salves.

Don’t forget the UFO day on Saturday (9 AM to 3:30 PM).

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Happy (January) Birthday

Carolina brought in a wonderful mango cheesecake in celebration of our January birthdays. Barb M was the only birthday girl in attendance. Darlene, Sandy T and Gwen all dropped in for lunch – we haven’t seen some of them in some time. Gwen reports a fantastic trip to Thailand and we look forward to seeing if she brought home any fabric.

It was a full house and all the tables were in use; that’s what we like to see. When Penny arrived she was asked how she was doing and her response was “Okay”. She was quickly advised she should think positive and say something like “I’m great”! Rene’s response to all this was “Be happy! You’re on the right side of the ground”. Good advice for all of us.

Don’t forget about the Tool Demo on Thursday. I can hardly wait to see all the gadgets everyone works with.

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Was that the sun we saw?

The snow has all melted from the parking lot and we even saw a bit of sun today. The heat has been programmed so that on Tuesday, even first thing in the morning, it is toasty. We are getting more of our “usual crowd” re-appearing. Edie and Penny dropped in for lunch; Kathy P and Kathy O came in for awhile. Marlene was back for the full day, as was Carolina. Mary Jane joined us for the morning and, depending on work, hopes to be back. Margie was off after lunch for tennis – indoors at this time of year!

It was a Mini Meez day and although the group was small there was lots to “Show and Tell”.

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Happy New Year

It was a small turn-out today – only nine of us – but we know a few folks are ill. Hopefully this cold spell will move on and everyone will be back to normal by next week – or as normal as this group ever gets. On the other hand we were delighted to have Margaret back in her usual spot – and usual form!

It seems like everyone had a good Christmas, but perhaps not as exciting as Sandra J’s. Hers involved a fire, a flood and a dog fight! Barb K wondered at the expression “you’ll find it in the last place you look” – why would you keep looking after you’ve found it?

And oh what a lunch we had – including cake for Margaret’s 70th birthday! I wish my internal censor allowed me to report on our lunch conversation – trust me we had a lot of big laughs concerning various medical conditions and treatments!

Our first business meeting of the new year is on Thursday – we hope to see everyone there.

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Guess who left her camera sitting on the table – after charging it up last night so I’d be ready! I’ve put a note in my lunch bag so hopefully I won’t forget it again.

Gail had a finish on her red and white log cabin quilt, as well as a finish (except for borders) on her Stepping Stones. Barb M, Margie, and Marion were busy cutting out new projects and Barb K made good progress on a panel quilt. Sandra J was finishing up her embroidery project (they are old men, not Santas don’t you know). Rene and Sherry were working on blocks of various sizes, and Margaret is preparing for the Mini Meez meeting next week.

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Merry Christmas

We had a good turnout for our last bee of the year. It was so nice to have Marlene back with us and Margie is back from her trip to the East. We were all so pleased to hear that Margaret is resting at home – “resting” certainly isn’t a word we generally use to describe Margaret but we trust she will listen to her physicians and take care of herself!

There were a lot of birds in the room today but only a couple of Christmas projects. Dawn made a quick stop to show us her handiwork before it went into the mail. Darlene was busy lending a hand at getting some binding on a quilt for Margaret.

We were sorry to learn that the pastor will be leaving the Church at Christmas. He has been so welcoming to the Guild and we wish him the very best in his next posting.

If you are traveling over the holidays, travel safe. Have a very Merry Christmas and we’ll see you all back at the bee on January 2nd (we like to start the New Year right)!

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