The Queen Mum's Mum with her new friend DeeDee Mari
Princess Melissa, Divalicious Darlene and Lady Phyllis standing behind Baroness Betty at our January 2007 get together.
Here is the Queen showing a picture of all the RH Ladies that went to London to visit the Queen. We were having a planning session for the years events.
At our gift exchange, Phyllis is showing off her gift.
Having a fun time before we got things started.
Grace showing off her gift.
Baroness Betty with her goodies.
Our group on January 13, 2007 minus the Vice Queen who took the picture for us.
On January 28, 2007 was our next play at TNT. Here is the Queen Mum's Mum and the Queen enjoying lunch at Sunshine Buffet in Niles before going to see the play "Night Watch"
Princess Melissa and Divalicious Darlene at Sunshine Buffet
And Queen Priscilla leaning in for a photo opt with Lady Phyllis at Sunshine Buffet
Our card making party was February 17, 2007 - Here Melissa is instructing our two Phyllis' on what to do next.
Grace is having fun doing cards for the first time and Darlene and Betty are listening for more instructions.
Here is Melissa, Phyllis, Betty and Phyllis at the card making table.
A few more shots of the FUN
The whole card making group - Front - Phyllis, Betty, Grace, Darlene & Priscilla and in back, Phyllis & Melissa -- Special THANKS to Darlene for providing her home once again for the place of FUN and Thanks to Melissa for all her work with the cards. We all had a lot of FUN
MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY
March 24, 2007 we went out to Adamsville, PA to My Grandmother's Teapot where we had a delightful afternoon at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
Here we are, front - Phyllis, Betty & Grace, back - Phyllis, Priscilla, Kathe and Darlene. Mary was also there, taking the picture.
There was also another Red Hat group there.
My Mad Hatter's Tea Party Hat
Saturday, April 14, 2007 we attended a Spring Tea in Jamestown, PA. We were the only RH group there. They made a special tabel all decorated in RH for us. It was so nice. This was the first time we had all 10 members there at once.
One view of our table
Some other views
The Lady Jewels
Front - L to R - Grace Hileman, Betty Bell & Phyllis Smith
Back L to R - Darlene Hoffman, Priscilla Sharp, Gert Warren, Melissa Sprouse, Phyllis Sanford, Mary Shaffer & Kathe Wilson
We were invited to join with the Hadley Hatters and the Red Vibes on Wednesday, April 18, 2007, to celebrate the birthday of the Red Hat Society
Here are a few ladies from the Hadley Hatters. Notice the lady with the red top - her hat is made from a BRA. It was so cute.
Here are a few of our ladies in attendance
And a picture of The Queen taken by the Vice Queen
RED HAT FABULOUS 50'S AT YANKEE LAKE BALLROOM - 4/22/2007
Betty & Priscilla in their full poodle shirt regalia for the Fabulous 50's
The doors opened at 10:30am. So I thought I'd take a picture of some of the ladies in line. Once they opened the doors things moved along rather quickly. We signed in and received a bag with a Red Hat pen inside and literature from several places. We then found out which table we were to sit at. We were just about in the middle of the tables with lots more room this year.
This is the stage they had set up, where the performers did their things and all announcements were made.
A view of some of the crowd. There were 700 Ladies there this year. I don't think I saw two ladies dressed alike.
Betty & Darlene - Aren't they cute!!
When the 50's music got started, so did the dancing.
Some of the people up on the stage singing.
Here is Queen Barbara Tidwell, she is the Queen of the Border Queens that put this all together.
We just had to have a picture with this gentleman. He was with the one vendor, Royal Splendors from CO. His jacket and hat were covered with sequins. On his back it had RHS in the design. Very inpressive.
Here he is with a full view of his jacket.
What do you think? Should I concider becoming a blonde??
Here we are, Darlene, Priscilla & Betty, in front of the display as you walked in.
Wanna go for a ride? Priscilla, Betty & Darlene as we get ready to cruise on outta there. We had a GREAT TIME!!
May 5, 2007 -Jamestown Spring Fling
What a great time we had. We started out at Elizabeth Jane's for breakfast, where we were all surprised with gifts from our Vice Queen Mary. Last month was her birthday, so she decided to give everyone a birthday gift. What fun!! After enjoying a wonderful breakfast we headed off to Abigail's Attic where many treasures were found. Then off to Myrna's Flowers where more wonderful things were purchaced. Next to Jamestown Soap Works, we love this place, next month we have a Happy Feet scheduled there. Then off to a favorite antique place out in the country. We finished off our day with a relaxing lunch at Mark Twains.
Outside Abigail's Attic I found a lilac tree in bloom, my favorite flower.
AMISH DAY OUTING
June 21st 6 of the Lady Jewels joined the Red Vibes for an Amish Day. Here we all are out under the spreading Maple tree in the front yard of the Byler home where we had a delicious lunch.
Here are a couple views of all the ladies seated, waiting for the wonderful food, which included a plate salad, homemade bread, mashed potatoes & gravy, creamed peas, homemade noodles, fried chicken, roast beef and 3 kinds of pie for dessert - Coconut Macaroon, Strawberry & a Custard Pumpkin. YUMMMMMMMMY!!
Another view of the room.
A shot of the Queen's Mum.
Here I am beside one of the beautiful hanging plants that were at the last stop we made for the day.
This was a gorgeous basket, that I kid you not, was at least 4 feet across. I never saw one that large in my life. They sure know how to grow them.
2007 HAPPY FEET
Our first Happy Feet for 2007 was June 26th at Jamestown Soapworks. Here are Phyllis Smith, Pat Peigowski(Phyllis Sanfords neighbor),Phyllis Sanford & Darlene Hoffman.
Here is Grace Hileman, Melissa Sprouse, Jan (the owner of Jamestown Soapworks) & Gert Warren.
Jan with the wind chime we gave her for being such a wonderful hostess to us.
Name that Lady Jewel
Do we all have Happy Feet? Yes we do. You can tell by the big smiles on our faces. Here we are from the front - Phyllis, Priscilla, Darlene, Grace Melissa, Phyllis, Mary's shoulder & hat, Gert & Pat.
JULY 14, 2007 - HAT MAKING PARTY
Here Melissa, Darlene & Kathe are busy working on their hat creations.
Here is Phyllis Sanford with her decorated visor. She did such a good job.
Here is Phyllis Smith with her visor all decorated with JEWELS!!
Here Pat Peigowski is embroidering purple flowers on her cap and then inside she put red jewels and Phyllis with her finished visor.
This is Franky, Kathe's baby. He is wearing Pat's finished cap. Isn't he cute?
Here is Phyllis wearing a new hat she found and holding another one that she decorated and Darlene with her hat with the new flowers we added to it.
And here is Darlene with her hat she will be wearing in September. I'm so excited.
Here is the whole group with our decorated Hats. Front - Queen Priscilla, Pat, Phyllis & Darlene and in the back row - Melissa, Betty, Phyllis, Kathe & Gert. Thanks to Kathe for hosting our Hat Making party & making my birthday ice cream cake, Yum, Yum.
Tuesday, August 7th - Bridal Shower for Darlene at Tara
The Bride to Be as her sash says.
Here we are after we have eaten, waiting for our leftovers to be wrapped in Swan foil sculptures.
What great meals we had. We are all so full, but still room for dessert!
Gert & Phyllis, they both had the Lobster Tails.
Should we let this Pink Hatter in?
Dessert Time - Betty had Chocolate Decadence
Sheila, our hostess for the evening had a Coffee something? Can't remember the name.
Kathe's was a White Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry sauce.
Phyllis had the Carrot Cake, and so did I. It was really good, as you can tell from the smile on her face.
Here is Darlene opening one of her gifts of Wine.
Here is Kelsey Pressler, Darlene Hoffman, Sheila Pressler & Shannon Pressler. The Pressler's were our hostesses for the evening.
Here we are on one of the staircases at Tara.
Here we are in Miss Pitty Pat's Parlour
Darlene's Surprise Shower - August 30, 2007 at Jamestown SoapWorks - Happy Feet
Darlene's first task was to open a cute hat that Mary found online.
So we made her change hats for the evening. She was no longer a red hatter but a Bride to Be hatter. It was in Pink and Lavender and had flowers all over it. She was cute.
A closer look at the hat, with an expression I couldn't resist.
Here Darlene was admiring the cute tea sandwiches that we enjoyed as part of our dinner.
Here is a closer look after some plates were filled.
Here is Darlene having to cut her own cake and pass it out.
Darlene shows off the card that Kathe made for her. It was so cute.
What's that on your leg Darlene? Are you going to wear it on your wedding day?
Here is the whole group, minus Mary and her Daughter Mariah took the picture for us. All those Happy Faces with Happy Feet - Darlene, the bride to be in front, with Phyllis Smith, Kathe Wilson, Betty Bell & Grace Hileman behind her and then Melissa Sprouse, Priscilla Sharp and Phyllis Sanford in the last row. It got pretty dark before we realized it.
September 15, 2007 - Darlene & Harley's Wedding
The church was beautifully decorated with Red, Purple, white lights and candles.
We Red & Pink Hatters had to sit on the ends of the pews so that we could make our Hat Arch at the end of the ceremony.
Here Darlene is standing at the front of the church with her brother who had walked her down the aisle. They were waiting as Harley finished his song that he sang to Darlene as she walked down that aisle. It was so moving.
Darlene & Harley taking their vows.
After Harley kissed the bride, as they turned to walk back down the aisle as man and wife, we stood and made our Hat Arch.
I thought the Hat Arch turned out very nice.
Here is Diane Ochs, Betty Bell, Melissa Sprouse and Phyllis Smith having a nice chat while we all waited for the newlyweds to come out of the church.
I think I'm offering Grace another boa to help keep her warm. It was quite chilly and kept sprinkling on us as we all chatted and waited.
Here I am with Mom who was freezing. Phyllis Smith's husband Keith offered Mom his jacket which she gladly accepted.
An unexpected visitor to the wedding.
Melissa and I taking a photo opt.
Here we all are as the newlyweds come out of the church.
Here are Darlene's nieces, Kelsey & Shannon, enjoying themselves as they relax after the wedding. Kelsey & Shannon stood up with Newlyweds. Note all the Red Hat bears and animals going up the stairs and Hats and boas to decorated too.
Time to sit and relax and enjoy the food.
Decorations in the background with wedding goers waiting their turn to hit the food tables.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - O.C. Hotel & Cantina - Greenville, PA
We had a room full of Red Hatters at the O.C. Hotel. I know there were at least 4 different Red Hat groups there. We had a great dinner and then were entertained by Renata Toth and Maryann Marshall.
Here is Maryann Marshall singing a popular country song.
Here is Grace Hileman, Betty Bell & Priscilla Sharp - My cousin, my Mom and myself.
Here is Melissa Sprouse and her Mom Phyllis Smith.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 - Halloween Party - Death By Chocolate
Here is the whole group. Our party was at Darlene Cook's home. Look at all the witches. This is the Jewels and The LePlume's group.
Here is Princess Melissa DingDong & Queen Priscilla LadyBug
Isn't Witch Barroness Betty cute?
Aren't those costumes cute? Just waiting to dig into all the wonderful Chocolate items that were brought to share.
An overlook of the Halloween party.
Here is a look at the Queen LadyBug. You can see my wings better this way. Note my antenne are little red hats.
And another of me - I put the pictures on so.....LOL This one you can see my LadyBug purse and the little ladybugs crawling up the front of me.
Saturday, November 10, 2007 - Craft Day
We were invited out to Fairhill Farms, the home of Phyllis Smith where we were hosted by Phyllis and Melissa. Thanks so much, we had such a fun time. Our project for the afternoon was a perpetual birthday calendar. We stamped different designs on each month. They are very unique and I think everyones turned out very nice.
I think we finished eating our delicious lunch and we are ready to start stamping.
Here you can see Gert at the end of the table, Phyllis Rose, Phyllis & Darlene all ready to get started on our calendars.
Here is Grace, Betty & Melissa. Melissa was our instructor for the day. She supplied all the things we used and made. Thanks so much Melissa & Phyllis.
Here is the Queen and the Queen's MUM
Here is Phyllis Rose and Betty. We are all getting ready to go for the day. We all had so much FUN!!
Here is Phyllis Rose and her new friends. I didn't get their names - LOL
Sunday, November 11, 2007 - Gorant Open House for us RED HATTERS
We were invited to a special view of the brand new Niles Gorant Hallmark store. We had a wonderful time. Samples of all kinds of chocolates. We each won a door prize which was about $50 of Hallmark products. Each very lovely. We were given 15% off everything we bought. Special thanks to Ed & Perry for inviting us to see their wonderful new store.
After we left the Hallmark store we stopped at Perkins to have a dessert together. We had a nice time. No pictures were taken today. I should have tried harder. It's probably our last get together this year. Most of the ladies have lots of things scheduled for December, so we will have our Christmas party in January like we did this past year.
It was a great 2007 - THANKS FOR ALL THE FUN TIMES AND THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!