Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Christmas Garden Party

We met at our usual club rooms in the car park and then proceeded to our venue.

Diana Pres.

Our President, Diana,  looking very regal in her Christmas outfit greeting us at the car park.  Could this be a red letter day?

It was a glorious day for a garden party.  The sun was shining and there was a cool breeze atop the mountain.  Some forty members enjoyed their annual Christmas party break-up.

This year we gathered in the grounds of a beautiful old Queensland heritage home and enjoyed the vistas and the well maintained magnificent garden. 

Garden ViewView

TQ Xmas Pary 2011

Flowers in the garden.

Morning tea and lunch was partaken on the verandahs of the stately home. 

Ladies on  Verandah

Members having Morning Tea and relaxing on the verandah enjoying the sunshine.

Morning Tea

Morning Tea goodies.

Front Garden

A good old chat in the front garden

Lyle

Lyle in the kitchen.  Waving her hand again!!

Happy Group

Happy group preparing to go to lunch.  Dianne C, Vida, Marleen, Vicky, Judy F, Shirley B. 

It was a casual and relaxed day and members gathered around in the garden chatting and enjoying each others’ company.

Denise Genell

Denise and Genell enjoying a cuppa and a chat.

Fay Janice Vicky

Fay, Janice B and Vicky on the front verandah where we had lunch.

Gabrielle June

Gabrielle and June enjoying the views.

Joy Janice Leanne

Joy, Janice and Leanne having a chat in front of the pool area.

Judy and geese

Judy enjoying some time out in a secluded nook in the garden with her friends the geese.

 

Teresa Linda Lyn

Teresa, Linda and Lyn  in the back garden.

Janice K Hydrangea

Janice K in front of the stunning hydrangea bush.

Shirley Di Hydrangea

Shirley B (our newest member)  and Dianne C in front of hydrangea.

The tables were decorated with beautiful floral arrangements.

Holly DecRed flowers close upSecret Santa and Xmas bushVase red flowers

Secret santa gifts with Christmas bush arrangement.

Lunch was served

Lunch is served

Then Sweets.

SweetsSweets 2

Ooooh.

Show and tell was beautiful and some of the ladies showed what they had made with their fat quarter draw from last year’s Christmas party. 

Some of the fabric some of the ladies received proved quite challenging but they came up with some great ideas for their fabrics.

Show and Tell:

Advent wall hanging Teresa

Angel advent wall hanging – Teresa E.

Wall Hanging Linda W

Candles and a Merry Christmas wish from Linda W.

Panel Marleen

Panel made by Marleen K.

Folded Xmas tree Teresa

Folded Christmas tree – Teresa E.

Wall Hanging Lyn RS

Wall hanging made by Lyn R-S using some of her fat quarter from last year (The darkest green fabric).

There was much, much more.

We then had our Secret Santa swap.

It was a bit sad when the day had to draw to a close.  It was a wonderful day and our sincere thanks go to our entertainment co-ordinators for the year, Joan B and Lyle.  Thank you also to the many ladies who helped out during the day and made this day so relaxing and enjoyable.  Thank you to all the members who supported this event and brought all the delectable food along for us to share.

Wishing all our blog readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.