Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hookers brunch at my house!


Last Sunday I had a little Christmas party/brunch at my house.  There were 10 of us.  We had Lots of great food, drinks and hooking!

We started the party at noon (so we could respectively drink alcohol, I guess) with mimosas.  Orange juice and champagne.  However I use Asti Spumante.  Yummy!



I made ham in the crock pot (spiral cut ham with pineapple slices and a spoonful of brown sugar in every slice of ham, then you pour on a can of Coke and cook 3-4 hours~the Coke is supposed to make the meat extra tender) , cheesy potato casserole, pears in a blanket and some cinnamon rolls.  Everyone also brought a dish.  We had sweet potatoes, meatballs, green salad with dried cranberries, feta cheese and pecans,  cranberry salad, hot rolls, bread bowl dip, French chocolate bark (dark choc. with dried crystallized ginger, apricots, cherries, golden raisins, and cashews) OMG!!!  Also I think Rita made some chocolate covered peanuts, but I didn’t even get to taste one!  Sooo much good food!  I had to start the coffee quickly after lunch so we could get some hooking done!

Below, Marcia on left, Mary middle and the side of JoLynn.

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Tammy and the back of Dulcy!

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Sandy and Dulcy.

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Vicki, Tammy and Rita.

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Marcia and Mary.

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Busy Vicki and JoLynn.

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Jimmie Dean is “helping” my with my hooking~NOT!


Can you see his tiny little head in the worm basket?  (He has on a black t-shirt)

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I had the girls line up to try to guess which snowgirl/man was hers.

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These are the bottle snowmen I made them as party favors.  This also explains why I haven’t blogged in a month.  I have been making these and I didn’t want to show what I was up to!

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As I was working on them, each one took on her own personality and I began naming them for their new owners!


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The snowman factory.  Literally this stuff was spread out for a few weeks!!!  The only cooking going on here was the fimo clay that I made the carrot noses and hats out of!

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Now which head goes with which body?

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These are Fimo clay too.  Might as well make some necklaces and earrings since I have the stuff out.

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The rest are pictures that Tammy took of our home in it’s holiday dressing.

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Made these this year with primitive linen that I didn’t like to hook with.  Jimmie’s is the blue one.

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A pooped out Jimmie Dean on his favorite blankie after the party.

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I’m still working on some last minute gifts that I can’t show.  And I’m trying Hard to finish a rug for my parents in time for Christmas. 

Wish me luck! 

And now you know where I’ve been for the past few weeks!




katie said...

Your house looked lovely. I love the aqua blue you used.
You had lots of great sounding food and drink and Jimmy Dean is such a party hound.
The snowmen/ladies you made were just darling.
Happy you are now able to blog since all the secrets are out.
Hope you get your mom and dad's rug done in time.

Ter'e said...

I love how you always do everything in such a "small" manner! NOT!!!!! Good Lord darlin, your house looks lovely. Why in the world are you not writing and illustrating a book????

On a serious note ---- you simply look lovely. Better and younger than before! (if that is possible). I am so very proud of you..........truly.

Now, go HOOK, HOOK, HOOK and get your mom and dad's rug done.

Love ya!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

No wonder we haven't heard from you!! First of all, you look fabulous ~ really healthy and well! Love the snowmen ~ cute idea ~ love your decorations ~ very decoratorish looking!! Your menu sounded great ~ how do you all stay in such good shape?! Merry Christmas to you, Sheri!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sheri ~
What a great post! It's so good to hear from you and to know all is well :)
I just love your snowmen!!! Do you have any close-up pictures you can share with us? I'd love to have a better view of them.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Pug hugs :)

Jeanne (RED) said...

What a beautifully decorated home for Christmas! It just looks like something out of a magazine! The brunch looked amazing--what fun! And you look great. The snowmen favors-WOW-what wonderful crafting you have been doing! Hope J.D. is caught up with his sleeping and hope you get your projects done. I wish you a beautiful Holiday Season, Sheri, and a blessed New Year. Love, Jeanne

TamboinMO said...

The party was SO MUCH FUN!!!! I need to catch up with you this weekend!

dulcy said...

What a great party! I've moved my little snowman to various parts of the house because he is just do darn cute! Your house looked simply "Christmas Charming" that day!

Ter'e said...

I forgot to mention how terribly creative the snowmen were. Gosh, just gorgeous. Sheri, you never cease to amaze me!

Taos Sunflower said...

Sheri: I am always blown away by your creativity, not to mention how much you get done. I'd love to follow you around for a couple of days to see how you manage all that! Wishing you THE most wonderful of holidays. It is so awesome to see you so healthy and more beautiful than ever. Lots of love, Martie

Miccosukee said...

When you are off here, I start to worry. Now I know you could just be creating and what a master (mistress?) of that you are.

Your home looks so very decorated. I felt good enough to get the wreath up on the door and that was it for me!

Best wishes and good luck finishing everything. Glad I did get my Secret Santa box out.


Heather Woollove said...

I love the idea of chilling champagne in a bucket filled with frozen cranberries! Inspired!
Your new stockings are great, too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
(and congratulations on your milestone!!)

JoJo said...

Sheri, Merry Christmas wishes to you, Mickey and Jimmie Dean. Oh, how beautiful your home is. Wish I could have been at that party but the miles get in the way.

Lots and lots going on here but I HAD to stop by and see if you'd updated!

Again, Merry Christmas and a blessed, and HEALTHY, New Year to you.