The latch string is always out at Marlene’s–her home warmly welcomed us for a celebration of the Guild’s fifth year. Before entering, though, some of us noticed the new bridge and steps up to Marlene’s new hillside studio retreat.
All of us carried food to share and a gift to exchange. Excuse all the photos of food in the slide show, but really–isn’t food always crucial to any celebration? Carl provided a wonderful pork roast, wrapped in rosemary and bacon.
Those who had completed blocks for the French Art Colony wall hanging project lay them out on the coffee table–12 blocks so far. We have wonderful examples of knitting, felting and quilting.
After signing a get well card to Mary, unable to attend because of foot surgery, we began the gift exchange, with some offerings being “stolen” repeatedly! These included: a knitting book to make various critters, knit and felted scarves, lacy scarf kit, felted pins (picture coming), fingerless hand mitts, a pottery lamb, yarn and other fiber-oriented gifts–such a wide assortment of lovely items changed hands! Thank you everyone for bringing these heartwarming gifts.
While the others were chatting, I took a tour of Marlene’s fence line and snapped lots of animal pictures–they are not camera shy! Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!