Friday, December 4, 2015

Last of the Christmas Fair and a Christmas Party

Firstly, a little Christmas decoration for Sheila.
Sheila sent us best wishes for a great Christmas lunch along with a snap of herself holding the only concession to Christmas decorations in their European apartment, this little fabric stuffed Christmas tree.
And yes, they are all having a wonderful time over there in chilly Europe!

Our Christmas Fair was a great success, with pretty close to, if not record breaking sales.

The Cottage looked a treat, as usual, again....still...
The Garden committee do an amazing job, all volunteers who quietly just go about the business of keeping our Cottage grounds looking so wonderful.

Entrance to the Cottage is through the Atrium, which houses our Gallery and sales center throughout the year - always a great place for chance meetings!

Got a few update pics of the clever work done by the Yarn and Fibers gals, Karel was there, 'womaning' the sales table along with some help from another talented lady. 
The Nativity figures are always  popular, and scarce, only one or two sets are created each year.

Just look at all the other novel items these ladies create! Dolls for someone special, toys galore, mittens and gloves, novel tea cosies, christmas tea cosies, christmas decorations, scarves etc etc, the list just goes on.

Porcelain painters have extended their repertoir.  Along with the platters, plates and christmas baubles
 not to mention the beautifully painted figurines they create,
the gals have now branched into wall art in a big way.
Perfect for that small space you need a little visual 'something'.

The clowns were out in force, zooming around the entire Fair, chatting to one and all.

The 'Tea Patio' was a popular spot to rest, or catch up with old friends while nibbling and sipping,
and taking in some of the many Lions club stalls set up on the lawn.

Jan had all the right accessories to set the 'Tea Patio' mood for a fun and relaxing time.

The Wednesday Patchwork gals decided to go to the Pub this year.  Yep our Christmas Lunch was at the Chancellor Pub Tavern, in a room all to was great, plenty of room to spread out, Marie, Wendy, Pat, Marcia and Sue did a great job, although there was a bit of a hurried conference at the beginning of the day, yep you guessed it, someone paid but didn't put their name on the attandee list...oops!
Not to worry, those talented gals soon sorted it all out and we were off to a great day.

Denise arrived with a bit of 'hot stuff' to share, a hunk and a half she met on hols, (doesn't that sound saucy? ) Stella was quite the 'star' she had her very own flashing christmas lights.
 Marie did a great job organising us (difficult at times) and presenting the games,
one of which was the game of counting points for what you may or may not be wearing, Inge beat the pants off us all with a combination of pearls, lots of them,  and buttons, my goodness, she had buttons all down the front as well as all down the back!!!

Sheila had invented a quiz based on members that caused a bit of consternation and fun I can tell you!

Lastly,  lots of laughter and squishing of envelopes when it came to passing along the 'secret santa' postcards each of us had made, a great idea from our Party Committee.
All in all a fun day.

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