Friday, June 24, 2011

Bea's Baby Shower!

We celebrated our newest honorary member -- Beatrice, daughter of our vice-president Erin -- at our June meeting with a tea party and baby shower.  Being only three months old, the guest of honor slept through part of the meeting...

and was not allowed to eat any of the cake...

but she did get lots of presents!

We also had a very relaxed ordinary meeting with show and tell and such.  Finished projects are trickling in, as Mary got her groovy tie-dye etui done

and Julie G. brought her finsished Annie Hesse doll, complete with arms sewn on and everything.

Ann Reddick brought her not-very-old antique shop find: two Palmer Cox Brownie dolls that were made in the 1990s.  The Brownies themselves were illustrated characters who appeared in stories and advertising from the late 1800s into the early 20th century.

And Andrea brought a sample of the doll she will be teaching at the State Museum in September.

We even managed to fit in some new business, between the tea and the crumpets.  Katie found us another outdoor art fair to participate in, since we were sad to learn that Irvington's Walk in the Park will not be held this summer.   We are applying to be one of the juried artists in the 3rd Annual Greenwood WAMMFest.  WAMM stands for Wine, Art, Music, and Microbrews, so a pretty fine time should be had by all.  That would happen in August, so make stuff to sell!