Tuesday, May 7, 2019

T Stands for Masscribes Annual Spring Brunch

On Saturday, 13. April 2019, Masscribes, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island calligraphy guild, held its annual Spring Brunch in the Fellowship Hall of the United Church of Norwood. The brunch is a chance to socialize with old friends, meet new friends, feast on eye candy, and delicious food.


The tables were covered with brightly colored tablecloths



Members filled out a name tag. 



You are here.



Seasonal wishes.


Goodies


Appetizers, sandwiches, salads, chips, dips...Calligraphers know how to eat!


Beverage service: coffee, tea (hot water was in the white carafes), juice, and water



A show and share table where members could showcase items they were working on.


A White Elephant table where members could sell supplies or items they no longer use.


Those that had taken the Coptic Stitch Book workshop in December or had a hand-made book were asked to work in their book over the Winter. This table was for the Winter books display. I brought my Wabi Sabi book and the Gratitude Journal sample. Nan also came to the brunch. She used her book as a travel journal on a trip to San Francisco with her daughter.


More books to look at. You had to wear gloves in order to hold and turn the pages of the book.


There were also books for sale to benefit the Masscribes scholarship fund and books that were free. I did pick up a copy of Julia Cameron's The Artist Way


After wandering around the room chatting with old friends, making new ones, looking at the artwork, or browsing books and supplies, it was time to eat. I had some chick pea curry, salad, crab rangoon, and falafel. I also had some of the cookies I baked.  And a wonderful visit with Nan.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

44 comments:

  1. good morning looks like a wonderful gathering with others for your art form. Lots of food and things to see. I was wondering if there were foods you could eat-looks like you were able to-Happy T wishes

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    1. It was a bit of a cheat day as I did have some carbs, but everyone needs a treat now and then

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    2. so agree, and quality carbs in moderation I think is really ok too

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  2. That looks like a good time and its nice you have so many other scribes to actually get together with. It is nice to have people in your life who like what you like so you can do these events. Happy T day CJ. Nice morning but doesn't sound like it is going to last. What a shame that is. hugs-Erika

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    1. Looking at the long-range forecast, this unsettled weather doesn't break until the last week of the month. Deep sigh.

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  3. Looks so inviting, and I'm sure everybody enjoyed it. The food and drinks look good and plentiful, too. Have a fun and happy T day, Valerie

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    1. It was a nice time catching up with people and seeing beautiful art

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  4. My sincere apologies. I'm leaving this message for everyone. I had to take my friend Sally to the emergency room Monday afternoon. I stayed with her until the ER doctors ran several tests, then admitted her to the hospital. When I got home, I found my basement was flooded from the many rounds of rain we are having. I'm still getting water out because I have no sump pump. I'll be back by to share T just as soon as I have the water under control, because I don't want mold to set in. For those of you who may not know, Twin Peaks is a sports bar that specializes in busty young, scantily clad female servers.

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    1. I saw this on a few other blogs. So sorry to hear about Sally. Hope she will be better soon. And I'm sorry for your water woes. Hope you didn't lose too much stuff.

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  5. what a lovely gathering- great way to raise some money, get some bargains and good food, and meet new people. Your meal sounds delicious! Happy T day!

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    1. The weather cooperated and meeting Nan made the gathering even more special.

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  6. What a fun looking brunch outing to get to attend. I actually have a link for coptic stitching on my blog. (So far I haven't tried to do it, though.) Happy T-Day CJ!

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    1. I'm a slow learner so wasn't able to do the coptic stitch in the workshop. I did find a Youtube video with both single needle and double needle (what we did in the workshop) directions. I was able to sew along which I found very helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGYKqaSrWrQ&list=PLoGtsZaPKrqAMwjYtBuz7tIeCwkaBYDkL&index=5&t=0s

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  7. It looks like you had a very nice day at the gathering. It is always great to see old friends and make news ones, too!

    I love crab rangoons ) they also call them cheese wantons in some of our Chinese restaurants here. :-)

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    1. I've never heard them called cheese wantons. I love wantons, too.

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  8. And a good time was had by all! Looks like it was fun! :D

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    1. Yes, everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was fun oohing at the art, picking through the white elephant stuff, and poking through the books.

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  9. My husband used to be "into" calligraphy when he had better fine motor control and would've _loved an event like this! Your lunch looks delightful :) Happy T Tuesday

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    1. The guild is a great way to connect with others who love the art and craft. Many are professional calligraphers so it's a good place to share pricing and tricks of the trade. The guild also brings respected artists in the field and offer classes and workshops.

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  10. What a fabulous event and it looks like you had a wonderful time meeting up with friends! So nice to share ideas and talk to people with shared interest too 😁. Your meal looks delicious, so many goodies to chose from - Happy T Day! J 😊 x

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  11. how fun to attend one of these - ...i enjoyed seeing all the photos and makes me want to be part of a group ...kind of...i'm such a loner, lol.

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    1. In the guild, you participate as much or as little as you want

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  12. Your event sounds wonderful. It must have been a fun day with art and delicious looking food. I love that you could see samples of everyone's work as well as pick a few supplies.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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    1. Seeing everyone's work just fills the creativity well

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  13. It must have been fun to meet together and catch up with friends at the gathering.
    There seemed to be lots of things displayed to look at as well.
    Your meal choice really looked and sounded delicious.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. People in the group are good cooks and bakers

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  14. Sounds like a lot of fun at the gathering and lovely looking food too.
    What a great idea to be able to take a peek at other friends artwork and books too.
    Happy T day
    Jan x

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  15. "Masscribes" - what a great name, CJ. It looks like a very interesting gathering. I'd love to see some of those books.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

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    1. Some of the books were drop-dead gorgeous!

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  16. That looks like a really nice event. Great to see everyone again and share work that you have done.
    The lunch table looks inviting as does your plate. You chose well.
    The books must have been really special when you have to wear gloves to see them.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Lisca

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    1. People put a lot of thought and time into their books. I think the gloves were to remind us to take care.

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  17. This does look a great gathering, really enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  18. What a fabulous event! It is great to share with friends isn't it? Belated
    Happy T Day! Chrisx

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  19. What a fun event, the kind I would love to go to! So glad you enjoyed and got to have a visit with Nan. Food looks and sounds great. Have a great week.

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  20. What a fun event. Meeting up with Nan was great, too. I was so glad to see she is back in town and I hope she starts posting again soon. I miss her.

    I was most impressed that people had to wear gloves when looking through the books. Somehow I hadn't realized that was so important, but I'm glad it was.

    Thanks for taking us with to Masscribes brunch for T this week. You were right. You DO know how to eat well. I loved the cream container. I would have gladly had a cup of coffee with you, dear CJ.

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    1. I'm trying to talk her into blogging again. The travel book she did on SF was fabulous.

      If you look at old books or manuscripts, you usually wear cotton gloves to protect the works from the oils on your hands. Though I have heard conservators say,it's not necessary to wear gloves. In this case, I think the gloves were to remind us that a lot of time was spent making the books and to be gentle when looking at them.

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  21. What a wonderful, special day CJ! Thanks for sharing all the photos!

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