Last week, about 22 of us went to a ladies’ luncheon at the Calabash Garden Tea Room in NC.
A week or so before we got together and made Fascinators to wear. To say we had a lot of laughs doing that project is an understatement.
What a fabulous time we had making those little hats, getting dressed up, and enjoying our delicious high tea.
There was a poster that Brookgreen Gardens was offering a Dirt N’ Details talk on water features so I couldn’t pass that up. We spent an hour with the owner of Peaceful Ponds while she gave us the fundamentals on putting in a pond or even a small water feature. The essentials are: choose plastic (unit or liner) over concrete because of maintenance. All systems need filtration, rocks, gravel, and a recirculating system. If large enough, fish and plants are a bonus. Research plants wisely though or they will become a challenge and need maintenance themselves.
I also went to a sewing class with a friend on how to make a Brooks Bag. It is a nice big bag with four inside pockets and magnetic closure for carrying meeting or hobby supplies. One is finished, and one is almost done. It just needs the straps, closure and binding applied. Then I’m going to make a small zippered bag for each to carry cash and cards.
There was one project I completed that didn’t involve flowers – a lazy susan basket. One morning to make it, and another morning to stain. It came out well, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process and the ladies I worked with.
Did I mention that we have talented folks down here who are more than willing to share their skills? Sue, NH, plans and coordinates all our ladies’ luncheons, Marilyn, MI, teaches daily water aerobics, taught us to make Fascinators and also brings together talented ladies willing to share and plan classes. Jody, PA, teaches basket weaving each year, Cindy, Canada, taught us how to make beautiful greeting cards, and then there is a host of other talented ladies who make monthly gifts to be given away at our luncheons.
If I haven’t shown you enough flowered material, I can assure you there are azaleas in bloom everywhere I look. Beautiful.
A friend and I are off to Coastal Carolina Quilt Guild meeting this morning to admire the talented quilters sharing info and eye candy. Now, that’s a good start to my week, and I certainly hope you have a great week as well.
Headed to work or do you have some fun planned for the week? 🙂