Friday, October 21, 2011

A Great Tea

What fun!  Our Victorian Tea turned out to be fabulous.  We had a Victorian Tea Hostess who was hilarious.  She was dressed in her finest lace blouse and long black skirt, long velvet coat and a wonderful black hat.  Very English she was and knew exactly how to conduct herself.   She taught us all how to drink our tea properly, how to eat our fancy sandwiches, how to curtsy and reminded us about posture - a few of us had to walk around with a book on our head to demonstrate.

Our Mayor and the Minister of the Church were guests and they joined in on the fun by demonstrating how to bow.  Shame!  Shame!  Shame!  was the response to the bow.  They didn't do it properly so they were taught and were good sports about getting up and being made fun of.

We did a lot of laughing which is not what is usually done at a Victorian Tea.   

The auditorium of the Church looked wonderful.  There was a long buffet table in the middle of the room and there were ladies pouring tea at each end.  Flowers adorned the buffet table along with each table which were set up for 4 ladies.  Navy tablecloths covered the tables with smaller white lacey linen cloths on top.  We had fancy sandwiches (of course, cucumber and cream cheese along with other types) and a great variety of sweets. All in all, it was done very well.  Our ladies deserve a lot of credit for the work they did.  

This has to be the best Quilt Guild meeting I ever went to.  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hello again

Tomorrow is Quilt Guild and I'm all ready.  We are celebrating our 25th Anniversary and doing it in style - a Victorian Tea, complete with hats.  Here's mine.  I made it intending the flower to be at the back but when I tried it on, decided I could wear the flower in the front or side, doesn't matter.  So that I could have a really good look, talked my DH into wearing it  - we decided it wasn't his style at all!  Just hope it stays together for the day - should I take my glue gun just in case???  My DH wondered if I should wear it out in the wind - so funny!!

We went to the theater this week and saw The Ides of March - great show.  George Clooney was as great as ever!  Didn't get much done this week so will have to get moving this week - have a quilt that just needs borders and want to get it to the quilter as soon as possible.  They get really busy at this time of year and want to beat the Christmas rush. 

Will chat again soon and perhaps have some things to show.

Have a great week.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Great Giveaway!

Hop on over to All Decked Out  There's a giveaway for a magnificent looking book called "Jelly Roll Quilt Magic" by Kjmberly Einmo.  Sounds like Kimberly is very creative.  Check it out!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Classes have started...

 The time of year for classes is here - I've been busy teaching so haven't kept my blog up like I should.  It's great fun to see everyone working on their project and seeing it come together.  When teaching tumbling blocks the strip-pieced method, there comes a stage when you can finally see the blocks - what a great moment - lots of smiles at that point.

In this class we are making table toppers.  Here we are getting ready to sew those darned mitered corners.  (It wouldn't look good if we didn't miter them).

They really did work out fine as you can see by the next picture.  Now to audition the thread to quilt with.  Decisions, decisions???

Here's Val working on her table topper - a beautiful Autumn Print by Timeless Treasures.

They say every machine has a thread it likes.  Well, the metallic thread gave us a real challenge.  We changed everything and when nothing worked, we changed to another brand of thread - success at last.  It worked wonderfully.  With the gold in the fabric, quilting with metallic thread looks so good!!!

When my Twisted Sisters came over last week to sew, Duncan came too.  He's so cute.  When we get together, he seems so content to stay close by us.  Here he is taking a nap under the table with his stuffed toy. 

When he realized I was taking his picture, he rolled right over to have his tummy rubbed.

What a ham!

Hope all you Canadians out there are having a great Thanksgiving week-end with family and friends - lots of turkey and pumpkin pie.  We have lots to be thankful for in our house and hope you do too.  Cheers.