Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you all so much for your kind comments and emails - I do love reading them in the morning and they do brighten up an otherwise dreary cold Monday!!
Over the weekend there was lots of Christmas cheer in our lives..... on Saturday evening we had quite a few parties to attend. I carried my camera, it is small and fits in my pocket. I think the prettiest party we got to was one I look forward to every year - giving by our friends Chris and Mo. They have a great old San Francisco painted lady and so the Christmas party is always has such an old fashioned feeling and is really just beautiful... here are some snaps
There was a lovely tree in the front parlor. It has both electric light and candles - which they lit later in the evening, and no matter how many pictures I take I just can not get a good candlelit one - but trust me it is a sight to warm the coldest heart!!
There were banks of poinsettias all over the house.
and of course there was Humphrey the Christmas camel. Chris has him out every year.
After leaving Chris and Mo's we had one more party to get to, but stayed only a little while. The city was busy all over and traffic was terrible - and parking was worse!
We put our tree yesterday - I'll get some snaps of that tomorrow - and of course there was the Christmas cheer to have while decorating....
..... a big old glass of the PA Dutch Egg Nog (at almost 30 proof, which is a bit on the strong side) I will cut it with some Bud's. Now I like a good kick to my Egg Nog and the blend of these two is almost perfect!! Here in the Bay area Bud's is about the best there is to be had, IMHO - simply delicious!!!!!!
I finished up my last Exchange for the year and will have that in the mail today - so I got to work a bit on my ABC Noel - I bet you forgot about that didn't you!!! Here is a snap..
I finally finished up the little Santa type elf on "V" and am now on to "W." As you can see each of the letters are sort of striped with the shades of red, here I have stitched in the brighter of the two and will fill with the darker. It is hard to tell in my craptastic snaps but the two reds together look rather nice.
I think that about wraps it up for today sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by, do come again!!!