Monday, August 22, 2011

Annual Picnic

August 13th saw about twenty members meeting at Jo's for our annual picnic. As you know, calligraphers are also great cooks and the potluck luncheon was no exception!  Fabulous company, wonderful food and a presentation of our first  "Friend of Alphabeas" certificate.  The day started a bit cool but soon warmed up with full sunshine - a rarity this summer!

Get the important photos up first! just part of the dessert table. The ice cream and cones would come out later!

Yes, those are Frank's famous sausage rolls and Nan's amazing pizza in an hour! along with some barbequed salmon, several salads, sliced chicken, and so much more..

Yes, we do love to share a meal together!

 In no particular day Blogger should make that a topic or I should spend some time trying to figure out how to add multiple photos in my order....

Diana modelling her fabulous find.......her $2 bag that matches her dress quite perfectly!

Dorothy and Jo

Eileen and Margot

Win and Dorothy with Tracy behind them.
Pat, yes, she was sitting next to me, Bev,and yes I have the ability to crop the photo if I really don't like it, presto!

Rita, Win and Nan enjoying lunch and a chat.

Trevor with Muriel, a recent birthday celebration brought out the milestone glasses!

Louise, Kathleen, Trevor and Muriel

Diana and Dorothy

Frank presented Dorothy with a 'Friend of Alphabeas' certificate

Diana, Dorothy and Bev (certificate calligrapher)

Happy Dorothy! an official Friend of Alphabeas! always welcome to attend all of our functions.

Friend of the guild certificate

Another annual event over for another year. Up next is our September meeting, the program is carving eraser stamps. And the new Broad Edge will be 'hot off the presses'!

Thanks to Eileen and Fay for the photos!

August workshop

Jo, Wilma and Terry
On August 9th, we had a workshop at Jo's Cottage Book Arts Studio. Each student chose a kit to make, with Jo there to help wherever it was needed.  Most chose the box kit which was amazing when completed.  However, one day wasn't quite enough time so the participants in the workshop chose to arrive early for the annual picnic to give themselves time to complete the project.

As you can see on the work table, every kit has all the necessary items, including glue, to make the project.

All too soon the others started to arrive!  Nan, Fay, Joyce and Wilma are joined by Muriel, Dorothy and Diana

Jo was on hand to help even though she had yet to pack for her upcoming flight!

Nan, Fay, Joyce, Jo, Wilma and Terry

The boxes take shape!

Good thing there are detailed instructions to consult!
Frank had decided to make a book; showing Kathleen.

If you need any decorative papers, bookbinding or box kits, please don't forget that Jo has it all at Cottage Books Arts.  Everyone seemed very happy with their creations! Labour intensive workshop but so worth it! There are going to be some happy recipients of the fabulous boxes made!

Thanks to Fay and Eileen for the photos!