Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Christmas with the Cats

Better late than never? Here we are at Elements for a delicious lunch and even more delectable gifts! We always have such a fun Christmas gathering and exchange. Being the Christmas Nazi has it's coming up with themes: favorite Christmas carols, ABC, colors or other themes. This year someone came up with a truly inventive idea...why not draw names? So we did...last December. About October, 2 of our members just couldn't quite remember who they had, but we got it all figured out and we were back on track!
Can I just say the gifts were all so thoughtful, so individual and so much fun! Lisa gave me DISHES (who knew?) and a fabulous cookbook which I shall be cooking from when my turn for lunch comes in March. Then there was Linda's painting of Jocie that brought tears to everyone's eyes...and handmade ornaments and on and on. What a treat to be with the CATS!
January: This is one for our personal record book. While we were having lunch at Jill's, her daughter was in the hospital just a couple of miles away giving birth to a brand new grand-daughter (that Jill really, REALLY wants to name Autumn). She didn't act worried or panicked....she just served a fabulous lunch of MS macaroni and cheese (which I have been craving for months!!!), a gorgeous salad of arugula and fennel, anti pasto(sic?) veggies and finally a warm lemon pound cake with fresh black and strawberries topped with whipped cream. What a woman!!!
We also figured out that each of us have a lot of sewing to do before May as we ARE a trunk show. Oh, how about adding the Civil War quilt...even though it was a guild project, it was created by our own member(s) and several of us did it. Just a suggestion.

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