Friday, December 2, 2016

2016 Year-End Holiday Party

Hooked Rug by Emily Kimzey
It's that time again -- and we're going to have a party. Let me just say right off the bat, that this is about the only thing we do all year that is open only to members -- but hey, we'd love to have YOU as a member.

On our regular meeting day in December we'll have a holiday party and pot luck* meal -- December 17 from 11:30 - 2:00 at the home of Kathy Brower. Bring a luncheon dish to share. Wear loose fitting clothes.

And here's the other fun thing we do -- it's a gift exchange. You don't have to participate if you don't want to, but if you do -- bring a wrapped, fiber-related gift ($15 - $20 range). We pile them in the middle of the room and all who want to participate will draw numbers. Number 1 chooses a gift and unwraps it. Everyone oohs and ahhs. Number 2 can now either choose a gift from the pile OR take Number 1's gift (You know you would like to have what #1 chose, or you can gamble on the unknown). It goes around with a few rules about how many times a gift can be "stolen" and it's all in fun. We've never had anyone go home mad. And one more thing -- you really don't have to participate in this if you don't want to -- it's as fun to watch as it is to play. Your choice.

This is a relaxing, fun time we give ourselves each year to just socialize and enjoy each other. Hope you can make it!
And many thanks to Kathy for inviting us to her house!

*For anyone who may not be native to the South and for whom "pot luck" is not self explanatory, you just bring a dish to share - 6 or 8 servings and you've done your part. It's lunch, so anything that you might ever eat for lunch can be on the menu. Hot dishes, something from the deli, traditional holiday dishes, sweets,--  bring it on! Plates, eating utensils, serving spoons, and beverages are provided. It's a pot luck because you just never know what you're going to get -- maybe 15 different pasta salads. Maybe 12 different desserts. (is that so bad?) Somehow though, it usually works out to be quite a variety, and more than enough, and you get to have as many servings as you want. It's a great way to have plenty of food for a large number of people without anyone having to do all the cooking.