Sunday, December 18, 2016

Party Hardy!

This past week was the Community Dining Holiday Dinner at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center.

Husband Wonderful and I really enjoyed it!

The weather was perfectly clear and sunny on Thursday as we drove over to the Center.

But as we sang carols and enjoyed a silly game for the Yankee Gift Swap, a sudden snow squall sprang up and filled the sight out the windows with blowing snow!!

By the time we'd finished our dessert of ice cream, the sun was back out and shining brightly for our gratefully safe trip home.

Then on Friday, I was determined to make it in to The Golden Gese Quilt Shop for their 30th Anniversary Sale!

The sale ended yesterday, on Saturday the 17th of December.

While the sale was going on, shop owner, Nancy Gesen, from whom the shop's name is taken, was a perfect hostess. Just look at all the goody's and prizes all spread out for us!! Thank you, Nancy!!

Here's Claire, of the shop's staff, presiding over all the festivities.

The Upstairs Gang and the Downstairs Gang all crowded together downstairs for one day. We exchanged small token gifts and beautiful Christmas cards. Yes, there was chocolate!

Lil' Claire, seen below, had a gorgeous top completed for our Show & Tell time. Good work, Lil' Claire!

Maureen, seen below, was working on a very special gift for her granddaughter, who is about 6 going on 7, if I recall correctly.

This is a hang up organizer for her costume jewelry and it's so cute! It has transparent pouches just like those shoe organizers.

Barbara, had two wool applique projects and here is the first one that is so Christmasy!

I wanted you to be able to see the second one also, but I do apologize for not giving Barbara proper warning that I was about to snap the picture. Please just look at that cute candy cane!!!

Beverly was working on lunch, ordered from the nearby Yellow Submarine Sandwich shop in Concord, New Hampshire. Look at that Bacon/Lettuce/Tomato on a pita, yummy! Link.

Today's prize for Show & Tell goes to Penny the quilter for her lavender diamonds quilt.

Didn't she do a beautiful job??

Good quilting, Penny!! She has her own longarm and quilts professionally.

Penny is on Facebook, which I will not use because of all the creepy people who stalk you and all their cookies for guerilla marketing tactics, but here is the link to Penny's Quilting. Link.

I'm so very glad that I went to the sale and Christmas party on Friday. This is what I bought.

 Saturday there was snow which was fluffy and great fun!

We got about 8 inches of snow as measured on top of the cars,

but my yardstick only recorded 5" due to the the blacktop of the driveway melting it as it landed.

Blessedly, it stopped snowing an hour before sunset, giving us the chance to plow and shovel.

As much as I love the fluffy snow, I really do hate winter rain. Today it rained all day, ugh!!

Rain on top of snow makes ice of all the snow. Moan and groan!!

Hope you are able to stay home and sew during bad weather. Put on the Christmas carols and make it an indoor party.

Happy Sewing!


cityquilter grace said...

nice selection there vic....we got mega-ice, didn't venture out all day but today balmy it!

Janet O. said...

You, my dear, know how to make a party out of any circumstance! That is one of the things I love about you. : )

swooze said...

If you get a chance would love to see a pic of you and hubby on your wedding day.

gayle said...

We got rain on top of snow today, too! Now the temperature is plummeting and it's getting awfully icy out there...
Lovely quilts you ladies are making! And looks like you really cleaned up at the sale!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful finishes--am beginning to learn wool appliqué--hope my finishes turn out as nice. Crazy weather -yesterday it was 73 degrees and I was raking leaves, awoke this morning to 23 degrees and snow!

R & E said...

mmm - I'm looking for dancing on the tables! You all are having plenty of fun! You can keep that freezing rain! Our cold has continued east, but holy smoke, minus 20 is just scarey. We stay nice and warm inside. I recovered some of my long-lost mo-jo and worked on 3-4 of the vintage blocks. Hooray to you for good fabric at your quilt shop!

Stay Warm. 8-))) Elaine Adair

kathy said...

Vic, would like to compliment you on the yardstick in the snow, as i remember it is usually a quality pain. do not miss the days of shoveling snow and chipping ice. hope you both have a wonderful holiday. looks like it has already begun with the party and light shopping at the Golden Gese.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Oh what fun! I love the new snow, and luckily we did not lose it all in yesterday's rain! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Feathers in my Nest said...

You 2 look Fabulous!'re doing great!
Lovely fabrics.

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