RWYS Christmas Party

Published Wed, Dec 7 2011 4:18 PM

Last night was the Reap What You Sew Christmas Party. It was wonderful to see everyone again. The food was great as usual...quilters know their food! The tables were decorated beautifully.  Our president Sandy read a quilter's version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas. Some presentations were made. I was able to make an announcement about the QCA get together and tell everyone about how wonderful you all are. Now I have to get the logistics together. Everyone at RWYS was very excited about the get together. The party ended with the potholder dash. Those who wish to participate either make or buy a Christmas potholder, put it in a brown paper bag, which are put in a pile at one end of the room. Participants are then lined up at the other end of the room. At the count of 3, everyone dashes for the bags. You keep the bag that you grab. There has never been any pushing and never anyone hurt that I know of. I don't take chances I have a substitute dash for me. There were 2 years in a row I ended up with the potholder that I brought.  I don't have to take home that same potholder this year! God is so good!!!!!!

This morning I went to Bible study and Advent services. It was good to see everyone at church and to receive a lot of hugs. I was quite hug deprived. Pastor Murphy gets thinner every time I see him, but he still gives great hugs. And his teasing is never ending! There are some new faces that I look forward to getting to know this winter. I met one of the ladies last night at the RWYS Christmas Party and she is a delight....and a quilter too! Love to add quilters to our congregation! I understand she's been a big asset to our little group at Holy Cross. Our little RWYS group meets this Friday. I can hardly wait. I understand they are holding a quilt just for me to finish so they can raffle for one reason or another. I hope they don't want it done immediately. Kinda got my hands full already and I've only been here 4 days. Pastor asked for more Baptism cloths because he's using the last one in the next week. I was ready for that request because my neighbor had given me some fabric and crosses that she never used and wanted to know if I could use it. Now is that God working or what?

On that note, I've got a table runner that I need to get back to if I'm going to have it done in time for Christmas along with a couple other items. Take care and have a blessed day.