Sooooooooo yesterday was the monthly get together with the woolies. I picked up Kari and we headed down the road to visit the woolie house of D. As we pulled into the driveway Kari says to me - hmmmm what does that sign say and I quit talking (yes I can quit talking for a few if I have to) for a second to read
it's at this point I'm starting to understand that something is up, so I remove my sunglasses, look at Kari and just realized what she's wearing (hey nothing gets by me) - and say "you are dressed totally in black, what's up with that" and she says "I had nothing to do with this" - with a big smile. So I waddle up to the door to be greeted by this
a snowman in mourning
So after being invited in by the somber and gracious Ms. D, also dressed totally in black I was invited in for a little glass of the grape and brought into a room with other woolies all dressed in black, one wearing a saucy little hat I might add. After a few minutes of me appreciating and admiring there attire Ms D escorted us up to the parlor where we were handed these programs
now several of you have gotten emails from me where I end the email with " I'm off like a prom dress" - hence my name on the top of the program (hopefully you can read it by clicking on it to enlarge and appreciate their cleverness) - these ladies didn't miss a beat for this show oops I mean memorial.
Then we were invited to view the last of my youth in the black box
a bouquet of suckers
the flower arrangement that has a card that says "amen sisters" another saying I throw around once in awhile LOL, that special picture from the super bowl party confiscated from this blog.
Evidently in my youth according to the program I had several very interesting jobs I won't get into here, but one of them was as an exotic dancer at a Men's Club in a very quaint town close to here, thus this little beauty was inside the black box
a black feather trimmed boulder holder with tassels on the end - what a beaut I tell ya. I was asked if I could twirl them in opposite directions at the same time - I declined to answer. Evidently that's where I met Mr. Farmhouse and it was love at first sight LOL. After the lengthy reading of my youth, the ladies proceeded to play Amazing Grace on the kazoo
and finished off the service with a wonderful rendition of "The Old Grey Mare Ain't What She Used To be - under the disguise of their frowns which were used to cover their BIG smiles.
Well now it was time to head down to the "lunch room" to have a de-lish little snick snack put on by the church ladies - of course it was typical "church lady" food, egg salad sandwiches, jello with real whipped cream, because the church ladies don't use that cool whip stuff, pickles and topped off with a big old piece of chocolate cake. The table was set with a nice assortment of linens that the local bank always donates, such lovely paper placemats and napkins with the banks name on it, with a business card from the bank in case we had a need for a little financial advice and the center piece was the bible opened up to the 23rd psalm with a red rose draped over it and a wonderful picture of the guest of honor
then they capped it off with such a sweet gift - totally made up for everything else, LOL
a box - handmade by a woolie and filled with little pillows (they know how I love little pillows) handmade also by them
wasn't that just the best gift - they do know me so well :). It was such a wonderful day - full of lots of surprises, laughter and tears from laughter and joy on. I believe I was without speech several times during the event - surely something that isn't seen often. Once again I'm blessed to have dear friends who take their precious time to celebrate or morn another friends milestone.
The cast of characters:
The talented Ms Jean who makes wooden boxes, frames, quilts and knits like a crazy woman - there's nothing this girl can't do and she wears hats very nicely
Ms. Kari - who was also tan from a recent trip to the Bahama's - wiping tears from her eyes from laughing so hard, or is she in mourning because her turn is right around the corner - I'm just sayin
Thank you ladies for a terrific afternoon, it's another one I will treasure and remember (well hopefully I will remember it) for years to come.
So after the de-lish lunch of funeral food there was a little show and tell that took place . Ms Faye is teaching at the local church a monthly quilting get together that is a bible study and they make a block that pertains to that month's study. OK I can't remember what this block is called but Depression comes to mind, but it could have been because of the days activity - there is also 2 sweet little zipper bags that Faye and Jean made - love that block
Ms. D, Jean and Faye belong to another quilt group and they had a get together and a challenge of everyone making the same block and then taking it home and putting it together in whatever way they wanted. So they showed us how they put theirs together
loved them all and I told the ladies that anyone of them would look great here at the farmhouse - no one offered to give theirs up
These 2 quilts were made up by some others for the quilts of valor project - love the scrappiness of them
Until Next Time