Then life in general kept interfering and I'm just now finding/making the time to tell you about it.
We started arriving at the church shortly after 6, set up and visited until about 6:45.
|June putting some last minute touches on a gingerbread house from the Quarter Scale Houseparty in Portland.|
|Three trees and ornaments for the Christmas tree draw.|
|Barb S. brought in this wonderful Christmas display.|
|Closeup of the table in Barb's display.|
|Some of the food.|
|Some of the desserts.|
During the meal, Joanne and Sunni entered us with readings and jokes. Then Joanne, Sunni, Barb R., Lorry S. and I sang a special song for the group. Didn't get a picture but you can check the song out on YouTube.
After that, we took our gifts and chairs and formed a circle. While Joanne read a version of A Visit from St. Nicholas, we passed gifts left and right until the poem ended. Then we had a ball opening our gifts
Joanne read Pippin the Christmas Pig to us. She capped the evening by telling the Wee Wee Chu joke with Barb R. Sunni and I joining in the punch line.
|from June K.|
|Teresa received this from Joanne R.|
|Lorry S. made this little birdhouse.|
|Marg W. painted this!|
|Tina MacD. was working with decals.|
|Barb S. made these wonderful Christmas ornaments (by Arnold Volker). Exquisite painting!|
|Carol K. made these lovely tooled leather pieces at Castine! (I'm SO envious.)|