The anticipation for me began building earlier in the afternoon when Maureen enlisted Gerry and I to help her begin setting up the vendor area in the main reception room. We had five tables that were to be dedicated to the vendors, but two needed to be left open for the evening as a place for the Show and Tell items to be displayed.
So, we improvised and used the tables meant for the classrooms, plus the counter space, plus stacked boxes covered with tablecloths.... you get the idea. And in the middle of all this, the three cakes that Maureen had ordered were delivered. I had my camera with me, so I decided to get some official BEFORE pictures of the cakes.
But I decided that we really needed great individual pictures of each cake, so I pulled up a chair, stood on it, and began taking pictures from above. Everyone was laughing that I’d better be careful and not fall into the cakes, or Maureen would “kill me”.
Well, I got the pictures and there was never even a wobbly moment. Aren’t these cakes absolutely gorgeous???
And the great thing was that when Maureen got back, we told her I had taken the cake pictures by hovering over them, standing on a chair. When told that I could have fallen into them, Maureen laughed and said “I think that would’ve been funny!”
Now mind you, I know Maureen had worked madly for weeks - months - planning the Adventure. She was like the proverbial duck; calm above the water but paddling like crazy underneath the surface. To me, Maureen’s remark was a great testament to her sense of humor and calm demeanor. What a gracious lady! I am in total awe of her (if you haven’t already gleaned that from my posts, LOL).
|Gerry watches the table. Displays L-R: Cathy K, Gerry, Maureen’s ribbons|
|Maureen had lots of threads and ribbons|
|Are you drooling yet?|
|More of Maureen’s goodies|
|Buttons, fabrics (velvet, kimono silk, decorated sari silks) and more|
The Show and Tell featured one gorgeous project after another. I apologize that I didn’t get all the names and pictures of all the presenters - I seemed to be going in too many different directions. And, it was held the evening before we began classes, so we really had not had a chance to meet others outside of our immediate friendship circles.
|Gen Tracey’s stunning, colorful quilt|
|An appreciative audience (see Betty with leaves in her hair, foreground?)|
|Wilma (second from L, back row) travelled from The Netherlands!|
|Helen Thorkelson and her prize-winning purse (held by Susan wearing her Pants Pants Revolution pants)|
|Another lovely quilt|
|Marilyn Lynch shows a quilt she made with linens from her aunt|
|Marty Trahan shows her quilt that appears in Allie’s book.|