Thursday, August 23, 2012

Embroiderers Guild 50th Birthday

On Tuesday the 21st August the ACT Embroiderers Guild celebrated their 50th birthday.
We had a lovely meal at the CIT(Canberra Institute of Technology) Restaurant which is the training school for  people who want to be chefs,waiters etc. in the food and wine industry.
What a fabulous job they did-the meal was fantastic and the service was brilliant.
2  of the foundation members attended, one of them still attends our weekly meetings.
There was a display of 1960's clothes from some of our members-one was a wedding dress and going away out fit including shoes and 3 dresses and a coat from my daughters vintage clothes collection.
I  must tell you that she wears the 2 day dresses and the coat regularly.

I must apologise for the photos as I was getting too  much light in the background.

Here is a view of the table layout and there were nine tables.
We had branches of Golden Wattle scattered on the tables and Annette had spray painted Gum leaves with
metallic gold paint.
There was a guest speaker who gave a fabulous speech and there were also two screens that continually ran showing photos of people and newspaper clippings over the last 50 years.
All in all we had a fantastic time thanks to the hard work put in by a great committee of workers.
Well done everyone.


Jenny said...

Sounds like a brilliant night Doreen... love the vintage collection of your daughters... and the tables look wonderful... what a beautiful celebration...

Jenny x

Robin Mac said...

Gosh Doreen, you were doing no blogging and now there is a whole feast! i was going to comment on the fantastic wallet you made when I had a phonecall and was distracted and now I come back to see you have had a great reunion with your family and the Guild birthday. I love the vintage clothes from Susan's collection, I had a wonderful deep purplish red coat in a very similar pattern - but of course I didn't keep it! Cheers

Jenxo said...

what a great night doreen, fabulous table and display :)

Maggi said...

What a lovely way to celebrate the anniversary.

Heather said...

Sounds like a splendid occasion - and congratulations to all your members for keeping your branch of the Embroiderer's Guild going for 50years.

Jacquelines blog said...

Great pictures Doreen!

Linda said...

Congratulations to your group Doreen, what a lovely function it must have been. Gorgeous table settings, and that wedding dress reminds a little of the one my sister wore in 1969. Cheers.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's amazing that a group has lasted so many years - what great friendships you all have made with each other and it looks like a great celebration.