It's a shame, too, because Ben and Suzanne went all out and did a fantastic job. To go along with our Green challenge, Ben created a small garden scene and decorated with many of Jackie's treasures from Goodwill. We read Stone Soup and made our own, with everyone bringing something to add to the bubbling crockpots or vast salad bar. It was delicious and, even better, we weren't left with an obscene amount of leftover food at the end of the night.
Suzanne's year-long collection of auction items and raffle prizes did not disappoint. I was able to bring home this darling little Chinese food container grab bag that included several packages of hand quilting needles (all but one passed along to Mom, thank you very much!), a box of basting pins, a charm pack of Lumiere de Noel, and a triangle ruler that I don't already own. Amazing!
We also played our annual holiday trivia game, which is enlightening as well as hilarious. I learned about the tradition of the glass pickle on a Christmas tree - never heard of that one before! - and earned sixteen more quilt dollars for being able to retrieve from the dusty corners of my brain such gems as Max (the Grinch's dog), all three reindeer whose names start with a
The new board was voted in (I'm still on Challenges) and Lene put a lid on what has been a wonderful presidency. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and to all the guild leaders out there who help build this incredible community.