Greetings! I hosted a luncheon for 3 of my blogger friends today and we had a nice time. Gracie, Taci and Becky joined me at the farm. We had the fire blazing, candles lit, Christmas music playing and lunch ready to come out of the oven.
After I saw this photo I though.. oh dang.. I didn't have the pillows arranged properly or the candles lit. LOL! Oh well!
I just love having a fire in the living room.. the sound of the cracking and popping and the warmth. Good thing there is no chocolate in those stockings yet. :-)
Two of my little crocheted stocking ornaments. The green one is Dayles - but I made one for myself and it's totally missing.
My crocheted ball.. kinda didn't turn out how I had envisioned but I still like it.
Kristi found two empty metal frame ornaments so I printed up the boys school photos and put them in.. on the back in gold ink I wrote their name and the year.. years down the line I hope they will have these and remember me when they read the back.
Buddy seems to be waiting for our company to arrive, too. :-)
Kristi had the table set before I arose this morning.. my DIL is amazing!
From left.. moi, Taci, Gracie and Becky.
Does this look like deja vu? We baked the rest of the ham and the second pan of "Classic Bistro Style Gratin Dauphinoise" - French gratin potatoes. Gracie brought green beans, Taci brought rolls from her friend's bakery, Becky brought deviled eggs and some fudge to share. We also had some broccoli salad that Kristi made.
The Brioche rolls were delicious and made this morning.
After lunch we retired to the living room and chatted and opened presents.
I gave each of the girls a pair of hand-rolled beeswax candles that I made - that was also the gift I gave my sisters and Shirley. Dayle cut some fresh holly from our huge tree and some cedar for me to decorate them with. :-) They smell like honey - just divine.
The girls gifted us with fun things, Taci gave us a hand-towel kit (she is selling these on Etsy - you might want to check them out), a crocheted bird and a bag of Hershey kisses, Gracie brought a cute tin with a sewing kits and 3 jingle bells, with a yarn Bonbon on top! Becky brought a calendar she made using her own photos and a holiday coaster. Thanks, ladies!
Our son Travis and DIL Kristi took the boys to her sister's for the weekend and will spend the evening with them. So, Dayle and I are relaxing and watching TV. I hope you are finding time for relaxation during this busy season.
I will be doing a blog post on Monday showing you how to make the beeswax candles I made.. sound good? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)