My rug hooking guild, The Peconic Ruggers, had their Christmas party last night. While we were missing 2 of our most active members due to illness (Barbara and Jenna feel better soon!), we had a really nice evening. We had lots of food -- I made a pumpkin roll cake with cream cheese icing, the remains of which you see here.
You can find the recipe here -- very easy and no fat in the cake! (The icing is a different story, however!).
We had a great Chinese auction, too -- I got rid of lots of gifts that I had never used (I've been cleaning out with fervor to get ready for our renovations). I donated a couple of new patterns, too. I was lucky enough to win a beautiful basket made by Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas(I put almost all my tickets in the bag to give me a better chance of winning), but I re-gifted it immediately to Andrea of its.all.about.the.wool. Andrea wanted that basket so much, I think she had her fingers, legs, arms, and eyes crossed when Judy drew the winning ticket. The look on Andrea's face when I passed it to her was a gift to me! (Of course, I forgot to bring my camera . . . )
I won a vintage framed picture of Little Miss Muffet -- don't know what I'll do with her, but she's cute.
We had a wonderful evening -- I didn't get home til 10:30!
Our guild is 12 years old now. It's had its ups and downs and it can be a lot of work, but its a wonderful thing to be able to get together with people who share your passion. Happy Holidays to my fellow guild members. Thanks for a dozen years of companionship.