June 2023 – Talking tea

This is kinda funny, but at this meeting, we were all having such a wonderful time that we forgot to take pictures. Our guest speaker was Judith Leavitt, a tea connoisseur who introduced us to the joys of teas from white to black and all the yellows and greens in between. Did you know that different teas need to be steeped at different temperatures? Well, many of us didn’t either.

So, because we don’t have a picture of Judy’s tea setup with her fancy tea kettle, here’s a picture of her and her book.

Headshot of our speaker Judy and an image of her book Talking Tea.

Luckily, someone had the presence of mind to at least take a couple of pictures of our place settings. Some looked snazzy and futuristic (ahem, see Atomic Tea below) , others more traditional, but all were gorgeous. Here are the two we have managed to record for posterity:

Two place settings, each with a table topper and a tea cozy - Atomic Tea in silver and hot pink, and the other quilted in a traditional pattern.

Show & tell

When our guest speaker is done presenting and answering all of our questions, it’s time for show & tell – the part where we get to ooh and aah over our members’ latest creations.

First up was Elan who showed off her self-drafted silverware cover that fits around a patio umbrella pole. In line with our picture-taking fail today, we don’t have a picture of Elan’s project either.

But we did get pictures of Laura’s makes: a McCalls 5919 muumuu that her mother had cut out back in the 80’s (yes, as in the previous century) and left languishing as a UFO until Laura recently finished it up. And Laura also showed us these cool wreaths made with buttons on thin wire wrapped around a metal base.

Laura showing off her finished blue/green muumuu, and two button wreaths.

Not that we have a lot of pictures to tempt you this time, but if you are ready to join us, we meet on the second Saturday of every month, at 1500 Blairs Ferry Rd in Hiawatha. (Yep, we rent space in the church. Come on in!)

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