Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cookies were indeed swapped...

Oh and the cookies!  Check out the haul!

We each brought 3 dozen cookies and took home about the same.  Some highlights:
  • Orange nut lace cookies dipped in chocolate
  • Cranberry cookies with lemon zest icing
  • 2 different kinds of gingerbread
  • Praline Cookies
  • Shortbread
  • Chocolate Chunk Cookies
  • Potato Chip Cookies
  • Cocoa Meringue Cookies
  • Eggnog Cookies

And then there came the party favors (my favorite part):

Carolyn is quite the quilter so she made us each a Mug Rug - a coaster big enough for your mug of hot chocolate and a little snack to accompany it.

And Charity, being Charity, raided her extensive shawl closet and brought us each one to take home.  This is an incredibly generous gift.  Charity has a great eye for color and design.  Each shawl is a one-of-a-kind work of art requiring hundreds of hours.

Jamie displays her chosen shawl

We each selected one and we all agreed that each shawl matched the recipient quite beautifully.  Except Jamie somehow ended up with my shawl...  Funny, that.


  1. Dear Yarn Widower, I don't think I can stand to see those cookies again, please post!

  2. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  3. Have you retired? Lucy needs some more sweaters. It is cold in Portland.

    Aunt Sara

    1. Sara, you're a mind reader. I'm planning to make a return very soon. Stay tuned.

      And you're right. Lucy is a short-haired lass living large in chilly PDX. She needs wool pronto! Thanks for the idea.