Members of New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society got together at Rosa's home for a potluck luncheon and to decorate a huge hat and individual aprons in anticipation of the Alamogordo Christmas Parade in December. Since it is fairly hot in August, we decided this would be a good project to do in air conditioned comfort.
Queen Ladybird (Carla) created the base for the hat ahead of time and several created filler for the rest of the decoration from sinsimay netting in red and purple. The red Christmas aprons were quite plain, but they were soon sparkling and glittering with the addition of gems, sparkles and various other items. We are learning to be creative with the addition of lights to everything since this parade is in the evening.
Our hostess, Rosa, made a delicious spaghetti sauce and pasta. Others brought salads, desserts and garlic bread. The meal was topped off with Italian Ice in lemon and strawberry flavors.
We welcomed a new member to our group, Cyprina Madrid, who is also a semi-finalist in the Alamogordo Idol Contest being held at the Flickinger Theater in September. Cyprina is an Air Force veteran, mother and grandmother and we are delighted to have her as a member of our chapter in the Red Hat Society.
Get well cards were signed by all and sent to our Vice Queen Penny who underwent recent surgery and to Queen Mabel in Tularosa, New Mexico who has been ill also. A birthday card was signed by everyone and sent to Donna, a new member of our chapter who had a previous commitment. Members played Happy Birthday on their kuzoos to Queen Ladybird and Cyprina sang "Happy Birthday" treating us to her lovely voice.
The Flying Purple People Eater Award was sent home with Esperanza because she seems to stay later at the events helping our hostess Rosa clean up.
|L to R: Hostess Rosa, Esperanza and Jean|
|Rosa and new Red Hatter, Cyprina|
|Our "Big Red Hat" is by no means finished, but this is a beginning|
|This is Queen Ladybird's apron. She used decorations on an old silver purse to make the belt, sewed fabric on for pockets and used lots of gems and glitter.|
|Lynne packaging up some of the wonderful fresh fruit she brought in abundance|
|Esperanza, Jean and Darla|
This is all I have to say for now.