Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A delicious lunch and more shells as promised.

We had our first group meeting of the year today and made it special by each contributing to a delicious spread of quiches, salads, ham, pate and a marvellous pavlova and rocky road bites to follow. A lovely change from a hastily made packed lunch which is our usual fare. We used to do this at our December meeting but decided to move it to January. Here, we are just enjoying our soup, hence the mugs - well, who has 14 soup plates?! Our hostess is the member with the largest dining room but even she had to add a small table at one end to accommodate us all. It was laid so well and looked beautiful before we all sat down and cluttered it.
I couldn't resist a shot of this lovely piece of driftwood which will be used in our shell display. I love the texture and lines worn into it. The following pics are of all the other shells which have been made - there will be two more but those members were absent today.








I was trying not to get in everyone's way while I took these pics so I hope I haven't blurred any in my haste. I didn't get an overall shot as they were placed randomly on the table along with various bits of wood and other shells just to give us an idea of what worked. Final choices will be made next month. I haven't put the names of the makers to each shell as I can't remember who did what and I have discovered that there is one missing. If I can find it I will add it on.
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I met my counsellor yesterday and think we will get on well - he is a very pleasant man and very experienced in his field so he should be well qualified to untangle me!









12 comments:

maggi said...

What gorgeous pieces Heather. I am so glad that you have found your counsellor to be someone that you can work with.

Jules said...

Aren't they beautiful!! They look so delicate and fine. Glad you had a lovely lunch, and I'm sending you lots of hugs too. Love you, Mum xx

Helen Suzanne said...

what lovely pieces.
Hope all goes well with the untangling man.

Lyn said...

These are gorgeous!
love
Lyn
xxx

Carol Q said...

what a lovely meal Heather. I had a very close look at the other shells - what a clever bunch you are. good luck with your man and untangling.

Miriam Weaver said...

The shells look beautiful. I'm glad that you like the counsellor, that must help immensely.

Ro Bruhn said...

The shells look gorgeous Heather. I hope your counselling works well, it makes a difference to talk to someone who understands.

BT said...

I do hope you get on well with your counsellor adn good luck.

The decorated shells look just wonderful and what a lovely photo of the group too. I think the whole project is a marvellous idea. What a talented group you are.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think I like the purplish one with the feathery edge best of all Heather, but they are all lovely. Hope the therapy goes well - it is good to talk to someone.

Maureen said...

The shells all look great, everyone is different but yours is still my favourite!!

Heather said...

Thankyou so much - all of you - for your encouraging and affectionate comments. I haven't felt too bad today so maybe just having taken the plunge and started on a course of treatment has had a positive effect. My days have been very up and down, so I am prepared for the possibility that that might continue for a time, but am very hopeful.

Julie said...

Aren't the shells beautiful?! Such talent! I'm glad you are getting on well with your counsellor. x