Monday, December 12, 2011

Ornament Party Highlights

Happy Monday!  I had a wonderful weekend.  My ornament exchange was a HUGE success!  To my suprise, we had 25 in attendance.  The diversity was amazing...from two weeks old to over 70 years old, newly weds (1 week) to 30+ years married.   We had so much food, and fun. Think everybody enjoyed the games.  Twenty-two ladies made ornaments to exchange.  We even had one gal who sent her ornies from out-of-state! 

A sample of the ornies

Going thru the food line

Some of the Ladies

Some more ladies

I was also suprised with hostess gifts!  My inspired friend brought me some wonderful stitchy accesories.  How thoughtful is she?  I just love her.  BTW, she has some great tutorials on her blog so check them out! 
Hostess gift

My sister invited her friend Oxana (no blog) to join us. Not only did she create some cool ornies within 24 hours of the party but she graciously made my nails beautiful for Christmas.  Such a dear sweet new-found friend. 
Oxana's owl ornaments

My decked out nails

God has truly blessed me this year. I leave you with this thought from our devotional.  In the hustle and bustle of this CHRISTmas season, take the time to enjoy the Christ child, who grew up to become a man.  A man who gave his life for each of us.   

"Then because so many people were coming & going that they did not even have a chance to eat, HE said to them, 'Come with me by yourselves to a quite place & get some rest'   Mark 6:31


  1. Looks like a wonderful time indeed. Great Pictures!

  2. Your ornament party looks fabulous! And I love the nails!

  3. What cute ornaments and I love your devotional. so many people just get caught up in the things and not the real reason for Christmas.

    Mary Louise

  4. You are the best Ornie Party organizer I know! I'm always thrilled to be invited to this party, because I know I'm with ladies who love food, fun, crafts; and know the true meaning of why we celebrate Christmas. Love-n-Hugs, sweet friend! ☺


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