Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas 2017

As I sit here this evening, only 2 nights away from Christmas Eve, Gitta's Christmas Open House seems like so long ago.  This month has been busier than usual in the shop, and as I leave my decorating and shopping for at home until after the Open House, my evenings and weekends have also been hectic.
As, with every year, I feel this blog is most anticipated by both those that were able and those unable to join us for the Christmas Open House.

Our Christmas Open House is always held on the 1st Saturday in December.  And with the mild temperatures this year, a line was already forming while we were still finishing the final touches in the shop.

 From the time we opened our doors to the end of the day, the shop was filled with good friends and lots of Christmas cheer.

                                                The fabric table was the spot to be.
                            At times, two of us needed to be cutting and one serging.

Every corner in the shop seemed to be filled.  At the framing counter

And even my Dad had lots of company throughout the day in our Needlepoint corner.

                                         And then, just like that, it was all over.

As in previous years, I had designed a Reindeer Ornament for the occasion.  This year's design "Reindeer Sampler" was kitted, and this kit plus a few other designs was my Christmas gift to all those attending this year.

I realize not everyone is able to drop by, whether it be other commitments or distance.  For those of you, please click here for your copy of this year's Reindeer.  

From left to right, Kathrin, Barbara, Monika, Sarah, and Margaret.  Carol was unable to be with us this year; she'll be back next year with her bells and reindeer antlers on.

All of us would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a fabulous New year, filled with everything that makes us happy, good health, good friends, and lots of stitching.
                                                        God Bless