Friday, December 16, 2011

A line in Handel's Messiah ...

Yes, Advent time. Decorations and celebrations in anticipation of Christmas everywhere.

Wednesday December 7th

CR Women's Club Holiday Party at noon. CR stands for Crossridge, our community. Its a luncheon with entertainment. You can be entertained for a few seconds if you click here.
It is nice to spend some fun time with your neighbors and get to know them better.

Thursday December 8th

My friend Julie and her friends invited me to come along for their annual luncheon as in the two years before. This time we went to the VMFA. The "amuse" restaurant in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a very nice place.

One of Julie's friends brought a door-prize and Julie won it.

 I loved that House Apple Cider Ginger Beer ... without rum of course.

Irma's dessert.

Julie's dessert.

Saturday December 10th

The Richmond Symphony performed George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at the Carpenter Theater (photo taken of course before it started).

It was a most wonderful event. A lot of people were teary-eyed.

And here is the line which struck me the most:

"Why do the nations so furiously rage together ... why do the people imagine a vain thing?"

Sunday December 11th

Chrismon Sunday. Each child at Grace Episcopal Church in Paducah, Kentucky, receives a miniature Chrismon.
This year: The Rooster.

The maker of them all had them done by Easter. He wants his lesson for the 2012 Chrismon in January when we are in Nashville. Luckily I am done with the design already. I hope Grace Church knows how lucky they are to have him.

These are big ones I made for their church tree almost ready to be wrapped and mailed (last week). 

St Martin's  Chrismon for the children this year:
The Descending Dove

Monday December 12th

Monthly meeting of the Colonial Lacemakers. This time of course the Christmas Party. Gretchen had invited us for lunch and beautifully decorated her house. This is the downstairs tree all decorated with handmade ornaments.
 Gretchen does wonderful embroidery. These are very small done with very fine thread.

How could I forget to photograph the second half of the table.

Lace luncheon with lace napkin rings!
 The upstairs Christmas tree.

Many unusual ornaments. How about that Roman in a toga?

Love "The Girl with the Pearl Earring".

A handmade lace switch cover. Great work, Gretchen!

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