Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Downton Style 60th Birthday Celebration

Oh,what a night!

A wonderfully fun tradition of my Bunco Club is celebrating the 60th birthdays of our members. We recently planned a surprise party using the Downton Abbey theme and wow, did we ever have a great time!

Enjoy a peek at our party, decorations, and costumes through some of the snaps we took ...

I LOVE this photo--We had sew much fun dressing in character!
Isobel Crawley (Faye), our birthday girl, posing with Carson.
Lady Cora (Bev) greets guests in the dining room

Flirtatious Lady Mary (Sandy T) with Carson


Thomas Barrow (Matthew) serves champagne
Mr. Carson with Barrow

L-R: Lady Edith (Liz), Lady Grantham (Bev), Lady Rose (Sharon)

Lady Violet (ME--Karen) with Mr. Carson

An upstairs and downstairs toast to Mrs. Isobel Crawely on the occasion of her birthday
A little blurry but we have L-R: Daisy (Fayes' sister, Ruth), Lady Mary (Sandy T.), Anna (Faye's sister, Joan).

Lady Rose (Sharon) flirting with Carson
Barrow, Lady Cora, and Lady Rose
Preparing for after dinner tea
Barrow and Mrs. Patmore (Sandy C) in the kitchen
UPSTAIRS: Isobel Crawely, Lady Mary, Lady Edith, Lady Violet, Lady Grantham, Lady Rose
DOWNSTAIRS: Daisy, Anna, Barrow, Carson, Mrs. Hughes (Sandy K), Mrs. Patmore
Lady Faye Wine was served.
 
Our rendition of Happy Birthday to our dear friend and Bunco sister, Faye.
Hoping you had a memorable evening with many more to come!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Now Available--Threads of Friendship: Marge & Beth (Book 3)

BOOK 3 IS FINISHED!

I am very proud to announce that  
Threads of Friendship: Marge & Beth 
(Book 3 in The Bunco Club Series) 
is finished and available!
 




THREADS OF FRIENDSHIP: MARGE & BETH  Book 3 of The Bunco Club Series 

Be prepared to share your love of quilting and form lasting friendships when you pass through the doors of the Mayflower Quilters Retreat. Gather with fellow quilters as the world-class quilting haven hosts its soft opening. Follow Marge and Beth as they determine which threads they will hold dear and which ones must be clipped.

Marge Russell balances her duties between General Manager of the MQR and unexpected issues of her personal life. Antagonized by her sister, Marge must decide how to proceed with their relationship. Where will first year college student Val Russell’s reckless behavior lead her, and will Marge be able to help her daughter? 

Losing an endless battle against the impulse to hoard, Beth Stevenson makes a choice to deceive her husband while safeguarding worthless items. Someone is cyberstalking Beth about her disorder, but who? Will hoarding drive her husband and family away and will Beth ultimately be forced to choose between her obsession and her family?

Explore the power and shortcomings of families and friends in THREADS OF FRIENDSHIP: MARGE & BETH, Book 3 of The Bunco Club Series.


Thank you all for your patience.
I hope you find it was worth the wait.

As always, happy reading and stitching,
Karen

Friday, February 13, 2015

Saying Goodbye to a Dear Friend

My group of sewing sisters and Bunco players said goodbye to one of our own last week. Dorothy Persch, an extraordinary quilter and friend, lost her battle to stay among us. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. 

Dorothy Persch ~ January 6, 1942 - February 3, 2015
Years and years of friendship as we sewed, chatted, and laughed while sharing good food and stories.

Thick as thieves and always together...






Our last group photo


Rest in peace, dear friend.
You remain in our hearts.