Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring Sew In

13 talented women have met in the CMESS school kitchen to sew all week, uninterrupted by everyday life.  Their work is just beautiful!  Some are finishing up projects started long ago, and some are working on new designs.  Some are gifts, some are for charity and some are future family heirlooms.  They have fabulous communal meals (some delicious vegetable soup on the stove, and apple crumble bubbling away today while I visited) and enjoy the company of visitors, former and current Tahsis residents. Even though it's a retreat-style vacation, they sure get a lot done!











If you are interested in meeting some of the sewing or needle arts enthusiasts in Tahsis, a great time and place is the weekly Ladies Craft night held every Wednesday from 7-9 pm at the Recreation Centre.  It's a $2 drop in fee, and you bring whatever you are working on, sit and chat with the rest of us.     

St. Patrick's Day Concert with the Twang Gang

A roaring full house at Sally's Grill enjoyed the Irish music concert last Friday.  The crowd enjoyed good food, good company and excellent music.  Thanks to organizer Stephanie Olson, and thanks to Sally for hosting this lovely event.  The Twang Gang played and sang with guitars, a Celtic drum, a violin and a ukulele.

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There was a mix of lively Irish songs and beautiful sad ballads. 
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Twang Gang members Roy and Gareth
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It was cosy inside at Sally's and drizzling grey outside.
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The full group for this concert.  Back row:  Marion, William, Andie and Gareth.  Front row:  Mervin, Jean, Roy and Stephanie. 



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Frank Collins shows his Irish Canadian pride
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Pysanky Egg Dyeing with Pat O'Connell

Thank you to the Tahsis Literacy Society, and to Instructor Pat O'Connell for once again organizing the Pysanky class this year!  Kids and adults met in the science lab of CMESS this week to learn and practice the art of dyeing eggs in the Ukrainian Pysanky style, using wax and kistkas.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we appreciate the opportunity to have a chance to experience this unique art technique.  Pat had some great assistants, who had participated in her workshop in the past, and year by year the eggs look better and better!  But even the first timers this year had gorgeous eggs at the end.  Thanks for the photos, Dave Wills and Pat O'Connell!

Liz

Gareth

Brody

Pat, Natasha and Gabe

Granger

Domanic

Seth


Seth



Pat brought finished eggs from her personal family collection
    
Finished Eggs:

 
 
 
 
Finished Egg photos by Pat O'Connell

Friday, 17 March 2017

New Facebook Page to Check out

 

A page to keep each other informed about the upcoming logging actions by Western Forest Products and their contractors in Tahsis.  I'm looking forward to reading some good info and discussion there!  




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