It's The Little Things!
The 6th Annual Tea Party Committee started Saturday morning off with a clean slate - sort of. Get all the tables in the right places....
Bring in everything from the cars....
and start in decorating.
When they were all done - the little tea sets crowned each table along with the 'Thank you for coming!' gifts. Each attendee took home a decorated bag - May your life be like a wildflower growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day. Inside was a tea bag full of wildflower seeds along with the directions for planting.
Now that the tables are ready, it's off to the kitchen.
This years tea was blessed with a great committee:
Carol S., Janet H, Verna Lee, Jeanette, Susie, Vevia, Dixie, and Juanita - along with helpers Sara and Hayley.
There were pimento and olive nut and chicken and cherry/pineapple and strawberry and cucumber and ribbon sandwiches to prepare. Then short breads, petite fours, cupcakes, scones, fruit bars, orange marmalades, poppy seed, carrot cake, muffins, fruit, cheese and crackers........oh my were there a lot of offerings to get set up and ready. And that's not even counting the merinques, fudges and truffles.
When the attendees arrived, they signed in for the door prizes, picked out the kind of tea they wanted to drink,
and then headed for the tea carts for pots and cozies. Filled up their pots with hot water and found their table. There were also three types of iced tea for those that preferred cold.
The tables were beyond full of choices
Everyone was encouraged to visit several times. And "little things" were scattered through out the room in keeping with the theme for this year.
There were 36 attendees, guild members, family members, and guests. Check out the decorations at each table.
There were at least three members that came dressed to the hilt for the tea. Thank you ever so much. Hopefully next year there will be even more.
The request was sent out beforehand to bring a "little" type quilt for show and tell.
Forgive us, but we were so enthralled with the quilts that we (meaning me) did not get a chance to write down each story.
The picture on the right did not do her Hmong applique block justice. Those you just have to see in person - they are so tiny and gorgeous. (Click on any of the pictures to blow up a little larger.)
Was great to see so many friends and what they have been doing.
This was Hayley's first applique and hand quilted project.
New grandson is going to be blessed with this fire truck quilt. Only the binding to finish and then off to its new owner.
Remember the dresdan Challenge?
Scrappy Hunters Star
Door prizes were drawn and the 6 winners were:
Congratulations ladies. Do hope you enjoy your prizes.
The best part of our teas is the fellowship, well okay - along with the food.
The committee is always appreciative of those that hang around and help us clean up and pack up afterwards. Thank you to everyone - committee members and guests - for a great event.
Next years Tea is already in the planning process. If you missed - hope to see you next year.