Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Scrap & Sew Celebrates 25 times - silver hair and golden hearts

Can you really believe when Scrap & Sew was dreamed up 13 years ago, that we would still be getting together 25 times later??  We've adapted to changing interests... and we're doing OK.  We book a spring and a fall gathering each year.  I'm in charge, so I get to pick the weekend, but we all love to be together, so we make a special effort to hit a weekend when that can happen for most of us.


We pose and pass cameras and phones to the people at the front desk, and they happily snap our photo, to be posted for future memories to be jogged back to this weekend...
Sometimes we have closed eyes, and moving hands, and all kinds of other things, which we go into here (Sue Henry), but we usually end up with a couple of really good pics that capture the mood...

Bringing back the chairs and checking out our pictures...
Sometimes we need to rearrange the furniture a little bit..but we put it back when we're done.  And we laugh and laugh and laugh...as much as we possibly can...cuz we have to make it last until next spring, this special time together...


Renee showing what her picture looked like...
 
 We like to rub it in a bit that Judy is our Senior member...but not by much.  But we do appreciate her input.  You know, she DOES have a lot of experience to draw from ....heeheehee...

 
 Willowe was making huge marks on her To-Do list... yeah, we ignored her after awhile.  Darn overachiever!!

 Cheryl got quite a bit going here, even tho she was sitting across from Kathy...I think her machine was smoking for a while!!  and she had that big smile on her face... I get more enjoyment out of what others get done sometimes, than what I get done myself.  Cheryl has a senior graduating this year, and a graduation gift of special fabrics is her priority right now...
 Such concentration. Such dedication... such encouragement from the chair behind.  Renee was in and out this time.  Her dad has had HOSPICE set up and she was one duty two different chunks of time for Ernie.  He likes Southern Gospel music, so we could here her humming along with her recordings from time to time.

 Sue was suffering from de-PRESS-ion.  Yep, she was sewing little pieces together and then pressing the daylights out of them.  If her pieces had been bigger, I think she would have completed 2 quilts...and probably knit a purse, too.  We are so glad when Sue can join us.  We love her mom, Martha, too. 

 Renee is going to be a grandma for the first time.  Actually, as I'm posting these a bit late, that baby has already arrived...but not when I took this, so Renee was busy knitting tiny booties for Caroline.
 Stephanie was deep in thought.  She had several variety of projects that she brought along.  Thinking projects take concentration.  That's difficult on Saturday night.  That's when you bring out the mindless projects...and just visit.
 Judy likes to show and tell old pictures sometimes.  She is into her family history with her mom.  They visit relatives and get pictures to copy and add to their collection...  and she keeps a book of her grandkids...I believe they number eleven.  She used to be a hooker at our weekends.  She does lovely wool rug hooking, but sometimes it is bulky.  Or we wreck her concentration.  Either way, Scrapbooking is her activity of choice with us these days... And keeping Lucinda in line over there in their corner...
Extra hugs for Lucinda this time....lots of picture sorting and putting them in chronological order for future scraps.  We are all missing her hubby, Eric, these days.  He would always stop to check in on us.  And bring whatever she forgot.  Which wasn't very much, since Lucinda is a spreadsheet, organized wild woman!!

Until April Fools Day....


1 comment:

Byrdbyron said...

What s fun weekend it looks like! And please tell Judy Willink Hi from me, I often think of her and Norvel and their time spent with from youth fellowship at Edward's Chapel.