Red Hat Society members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter gathered at the home of Carmen Veenpere to engage in some serious arts and crafts projects. Decorating hats was primary, but there were other projects that garnered a lot of attention as well.
The girls created every type of hat imaginable and they were each completely different. Dorothy Edwards kindly brought her cutting mat and roll cutter for Queen Carla to make a fringed eternity scarf from a Tshirt. After she made one, Alice was so intrigued that she began cutting them for whoever wanted one. Also available were wooden counter top towel holders painted red and Queen Carla had one all finished as a hat rack lovely enough to set on your dresser with your loveliest Red Hat on it.
Members brought salads and desserts to go with pizza ordered for lunch where much lively conversation abounded.
It was noted that one of our former members, Esperanza Duken, had passed as related by another member. Esperanza had dropped out due to illness. When her death was reported to Hatquarters, they commented that she would be added to the Red Hat Chapter of Angels.
|Alice cutting a fringed infinity scarf from a tee shirt while our hostess, Carmen, looks on|
|New member, Flo discussing some ideas in this book with Margie|
|Members hard at work creating their hats|
|Margie manning the hot glue gun|
|Lu in a side shot of her creation|
|The lovely Lu in a portrait pose|
|Dorothy E. found some flowers she liked for her hat|
|This is Margie's magical creation. She loves changing up her hat look.|
|A shot of the top of Margie's hat|
|And, here we have the back of Magie's fanciful hat|
|In the meantime, Alice is still making infinity scarves and is now wearing one|
|Time to introduce "Hattie" the hatrack|
|Queen Carla with her newly created friend, Hattie|
|Margaret with her delightful creation|
|And Margaret's hat from the back|
|Gail modeling her hat creation|
|Gail's very girly hat from the back|
|L to R: Dorothy E. receiving instruction on her hat from Margie and Darla|
|Heeeer's Alice with her latest infinity scarf created for Dorothy E.|
|Flo helping Donna with the hot glue gun|
|Dorothy E. modeling her newly created hat and her infinity scarf|
|Dorothy E.'s lovely creation from the side|
|VQ Donna with her first creation-just adorable|
|Darla looking radiant in her new hat|
|VQ Donna with yet another hat that is not quite finished|
|Table set for our lunch in Carmen's beautiful dining room|
|One could call this "The Line-up"|
|As one can see, there was an abundance of salads and desserts to be enjoyed|
|This is Trudy's darling creation. However, must apologize for the shot. Camera went haywire.|
Thanks to Carmen for hosting the group in her beautiful home. There was ample room to spread out and plugs at every turn for hot glue guns, etc. etc. I can proudly say this event was a creative success.
This is all I have to say for now.