Monday, August 21, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Edwards Hosts Trunk Show in Her Home

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Edwards of Tularosa, New Mexico hosted a trunk showing of quilts she had made to three friends who are also Red Hat sisters. There were probably 30 quilts in all, but in viewing these lovely works of art, I completely forgot about taking pictures until she was almost through. Attending were Gail Swineford, Trudy Reese and myself, Carla Kerr (all of Alamogordo, New Mexico). Dorothy had an interesting story to go with each quilt. When she was finished, she pulled one out of a basket that was ragged and threadbare that had been a favorite of her deceased husband saying, "This is truly a quilt that has been loved to pieces."

Afterwards, we enjoyed refreshments of fruit, egg salad finger sandwiches, coffee and ice tea. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting and talking about everything imaginable and just sharing out thoughts and experiences in life. Dorothy has chickens and sells fresh eggs. If you ever eat one these eggs, you will never go back to eggs bought in the store. I bought a dozen that day and my husband and I have never enjoyed eggs so much as we have this week.

This is one of Dorothy's Christmas quilts

This quilt uses a plethora of blue squares and it has been around for a while
This shows the backside of the quilt above and Dorothy explained that this quilt is known as a "cheater quilt" because the piecing on it is actually printed into the fabric.
Dorothy loves colorful fabric as you can see by this quilt
This is another quilt of older vintage and this pattern has a name, but I didn't capture it
L to R: Dorothy, Trudy and Gail
Dorothy is talking about one of the quilts while Trudy listens
This is a smaller quilt that Dorothy is completely hand sewing and quilting
Dorothy made this wall hanging in honor of one of her cats
I just had to have a photograph of her beautiful floral arrangement on her dining table
Dorothy and Carla Kerr
I do apologize that I didn't take the camera out sooner because she has so many phenomenal quilts that you would have enjoyed seeing! What a lovely way to spend an afternoon with good friends, food, art and conversation!

This is all I have to say for now.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Alamogordo Red Hatters Dine at 19th Hole Restaurant

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Eleven members of the Alamogordo, New Mexico Road Runner Chapter of the Red Hat Society were set to take a day trip to Ruidoso Downs Race Track. However, it still being the Monsoon Season, Mother Nature sent buckets of rain to New Mexico and not wanting to drive 50 miles through the mountains, we opted for going to the Alamogordo Golf Course restaurant, the 19th Hole for lunch. We figured with soggy grounds very few golfers would be out and about. Would you believe they were holding their annual City Tournament?

The restaurant staff graciously accommodated us and we had so much FUN just doing lunch for a change. In fact, I was having so much FUN celebrating my birthday, that I forgot all about the camera in my purse and only remembered as we were leaving. There were still eight of us there so only got a couple of shots to share.

L to R: Darla Shelley, Carmen Veenpere, Bobbie Tanner, Gail Swineford, Margie Purcella, Trudy Reese and Alice Johnston-Evans
L to R: Darla, Carmen, Bobbie, Gail, Margie, Trudy and Queen Ladybird aka Carla Kerr (Thanks to Alice for taking this picture of us.)
Three members had already left so not in the photos are Jean Courtier, Karen Townsend and VQ Donna Williams. My apologies ladies!