This year, Sunni arranged for the club to meet at The Little White Schoolhouse in St. Albert. It was of particular interest to miniaturists as it is also the home of Lorna Naves' Dollhouse. Lorna was a long-time member of MEE and a founding member of St. Albert Miniature Club.
In addition to viewing Lorna's house, we spent some time making trees. We were fortunate to be able to borrow a tree-making machine from the Edmonton Railroad Club.
Unfortunately, I did not get any decent pictures but I did find this wonderful video on Youtube that shows you the machine and how we made our trees. The video is over 25 minutes long but it's very interesting. (You could only watch the first couple minutes to see the machine itself.)
Another way to do this is to spray the bare tree with spray adhesive then add the flocking.
|My basic tree (about 14" tall) sprayed with paint but the flocking to be added.|
|Sunni brought in a bunch of branches and moss to share and make bushes/trees.|
We started at 4 p.m. and about 6:00 p.m. we stopped for a picnic dinner supplied by the St. Albert members. We ate that upstairs in the classroom that contains Lorna's house and members shared their memories of her. Then we were back downstairs to finish our projects.
Jennifer and Hoanie joined us (with their daughters) as new members. Lovely to meet them.
What a wonderful day! Thanks, Sunni!