Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas Party 2016, Lots of great food

Time for chit chat before filling our plates with great food.  Mexican lasagna, deviled eggs, squash soup, salad with quinoa, cheeses and dips, cookies, chocolate brownies, special chocolates from Japan, and a few other things.

Show and Tell

Ann made this wonderful Santa Hanging out of wool felt.  Very detailed.

Alexa made the beautiful necklace she has on, and the glass beads.

Pam, a guest of Pat's, made this wonderful coat with a technique known as Alabama Chanin.  The entire coat is hand sewn.  First the design is stenciled, then stitched, then cut away.  After that the coat is made also by hand.

Jennifer shows  how her name would be written in Japanese. The small stamp has the characters for her name.
She just returned from a month long visit to Japan. If you have not read her Blog about her trip, it is like a story, wonderful descriptions of the food, transportation, and things in general.

The small purse made to hold the small stamp above, is made out of a certain type of banana leaf, shown above.

Jennifer received this Star from Alice

Ann received these little fuzzy balls, she has a project in mind for them.
Wendy received this lovely, partly vintage ornament from Ann
Ann received this little wool wreath.

Alexa received this zipper ornament from Wendy

Jennifer received this little wool basket a couple years ago from Jonetta

If anyone else has a picture to share, please send it to me, Wendy, so I can post on the blog. They all got put away to fast for pictures, sorry.

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