Friday, August 17, 2012

August picnic at Jo's

Our annual August picnic was once again a great day together! As usual, we ate wonderfully well, calligraphers also being amazing cooks! The weather cooperated, a bit warm but gorgeous sun that we aren't complaining about at all after the Spring we had.

Fay, Dorothy and Jo

Trevor, Margot and Terry

Joyce and Kathleen

Jo, Fay and Dorothy

Terry, Rita and Win

Nan and Trevor

Patricia, Bev, Diana and Louise

Louise, Frank and Wilma

Rita and Win

Wilma, Muriel, Fay and Joan
See you in September!!!

Joyce's birthday!

We celebrated Joyce's birthday, a few months late but that didn't make the celebration any less!!

H A P P Y 90TH J O Y C E !!

Joyce with her gift from all of us!

A great time was had by all!!

May Galleria

We had the best 'turnout' of Galleria pieces ever!  The theme was to use a Mark Twain quote or an Oscar Wilde quote.

Funny story, I used an Oscar Wilde quote in my speech at our son Devon's wedding in July. "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."  I lost count of how many people came up and said they loved my speech and one in particular who said, "I knew the moment you quoted Oscar Wilde that I liked you a lot!" But I digress.........

Here are the entries for the Galleria........I do hope I have photos of everyone's!!!
















Stay tuned for the next assignment for Galleria this fall!!

May and June meetings

Our May and June meetings were a combined project.  We were making an alphabet book using the new Joanne Fink book, "Zenspirations" as a guide to our letters.

a delightful book we all wanted to add to our own collections.  There is also a copy in the guild library.

Our size was limited to the size of a 'tag' and the binding was going to be our choice, suggestions were fibres, binder rings or whatever we decided.  Each of us chose a letter to work on and had to make 26 of them.

We didn't finish them all at our meeting in May and had to finish them up in time for the June meeting or work on them there as well.  What a great variety!

Joan, Win and Rita concentrating, well, two out of three!
Joyce, Muriel and Jean
Terry, Jo and Wilma probably being entertained by Rita!
Fay, Patricia, Wendy and Kathleen
Jean, Frank and Patricia
Jean, celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Queen impersonators!

Win, Val and Rita

We had the best showing for our Galleria at the May meeting. I will cover them in another blog post, there are just that many to show you!

Where do we meet?

I was asked recently - where does Alphabeas hold their meetings?

We meet on the second Saturday of each month, except July, August and December, at

Bethany-Newton United Church (BNUC)
14853 60th Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3S 1R8

I would post a map - have one saved and ready to go - but for some reason blogger is not recognizing any of my photos today. We know that the blog is all about the photos, right?

If you are coming from the south, driving along I-5, you have two choices to cross the border.
You can take the truck crossing which is a state route or you can carry on the I-5 and come through the Peace Arch crossing.  Either way is fine, just decide when you see the sign on the freeway telling you what the wait time might be to enter Canada.

If you opt to come through the truck crossing, carry along 176th Street, which is the road you are on once you cross the border.  Turn left on #10 Highway - it is a big intersection about 10 minutes north of the border.  Then turn right at 148th Street which is just past a major intersection at 152nd Street.
Turn right at 60th Avenue and you will see Bethany Newton United Church on your left.  Park in the parking lot wherever you can and come to the door at the north end of the building.  Just inside the door is our classroom on the right side of the corridor.

If you decide to enter via the Peace Arch crossing, continue on the highway to the King George Highway / Crescent Road exit - this will be third exit from the border. You want to exit right and go north on King George Boulevard.  Turn right on #10 Highway (major intersection) and then turn left  on 148th Street.  Turn right at 60th Avenue and you will see Bethany Newton United Church on your left. Park in the parking lot wherever you can and come to the door at the north end of the building. Just inside the door is our classroom on the right side of the corridor.

Google map search for the address of the church if looking at a map is easier for you.
Now, if I could get blogger to accept photos from me, I would update the blog about the May and June meetings........

Victory is mine! finally accepting photos!!