March 24th. 9th Annual - "Buttons and Bows" Tea
It's always a mad rush to get everything ready for the Annual Guild Tea.
This year was no exception. Tables, linen and dishes were set up on Friday morning so that we weren't so tuckered out to enjoy the tea on Saturday.
Then Committee Members started to arrive at 10:00 am Saturday.
Committee this year was Carol S., Verna Lee M., Dixie C., Juanita S., Deb B., Jeannette D., Virginia G. and myself.
Tables were decorated
Tea and fixings laid out ready
Tea pots, cozies and hot water - come on in!
Judy S. did our program offering this year and she came early to set up.
Food was being set out while attendees started to arrive.
Makes you hungry all over again just to see what the committee had fixed for this year.
If you have never been to one of the teas - you can't imagine the varieties of dainties that our ladies can produce.
The next few pictures are of the 48 ladies that attended this years tea.
Sorry, my memory can not always put faces with names.
Do remember that Carol was fortunate to have two of her daughters with her.
Sara and Shelly
Finally got to meet Machelle's daughter Jill
I know, but you should have seen all the different shoes, just had to get a couple of snaps in here. Some of these ladies were dressed from the top to the bottom.
Was good to see Sharon G. and Ann. Sharon was once a member of the guild, work and home took her away, we miss her.
After the tea, Judy gave her program on bows. She makes so many different types,
Not only did Judy show us what she makes, but she brought ribbon and wire along so that all of our attendees could take a hand at it. Bless everyone of the ladies that gave some of us an extra hand.
It was fun and I at least have a much better understanding of what I am not good at. hahaha
Show 'n tell - you have to have. Verna Lee brought her wall hanging that Donna J. and someone else gave her when she retired. Sorry for the fuzzy - I was too far away.
Forgot who made this wreath for Carol S. It was gorgeous with lots of doilies and buttons to celebrate our tea. Remember, click on pictures to have them come in larger.
Shelly showed off her mothers jacket that has oodles of buttons on it.
One of Verna Lee's guests (on the left) brought in this gorgeous quilt that was made by ladies in Scandia. It is hand quilted, hand embroidered and has lots of lace on it. When she said that she would like to sell this quilt, we had an immediate auction and one of Carol's guests now is the proud owner of this beauty.
Dixie showed this lovely picture made of entirely buttons.
Jenell H. does more than just quilts, she also likes to mix up and come up with beauties like this one. Jean pocket with oodles of buttons.
Virginia G. brought in her tea master piece. Forgot who made it for her, but that's a pattern that is perfect for the day.
Shirley H. showed off her jacket that she had made. There is a sweatshirt lining under those rails.
Sara got us all to crying when she read a story about a woman that went to an auction and bought a button box. She noted an older lady setting on a swing and sat down beside her and they went through the box and talked about the buttons inside. Kleenex! Never tell a heart warming story like that without offering up kleenex first. Was a great story Sara and I am sure everyone went home and checked out the memories they have in their button boxes.
As always, we have such a great crew of not only members, but guests also. Clean up was done in no time, thanks to everyone's help. Sometimes you hate to end a party - well, unless you are so full and tuckered out that it is time to go home and nap.
Bless everyone for coming, joining in and offering your services.
Hint for 10th Anniversary Tea in 2019 - "Diamonds and Pearls" and maybe everyone getting a chance to show off their culinary skills. Who can tell? That's a year away.
Once again THANK YOU!!!!!!