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Getting That Holiday Spirit

Some of my readers have wondered if I was OK. I have just been very busy. Last night we had a party for one of our priests from Trinity who is retiring. She has been with the cathedral for 18 years. Mr C was on the commission that worked with her. We had a sit down dinner for 20 people. Here are the plates!

Mr C and I worked very hard for a few days getting the house spiffy and decorated. I made chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and goat cheese, salad and brown rice. The rest of the food was pot luck.

Today, I had back to back meetings  — Columbia Fiberarts Guild in the morning and SAQA in the afternoon. I am just about done in tonight.

I got my Christmas present to myself yesterday — a 50 mm lens for my new Nikon camera. I am loving playing with it. It is the lens that Steph uses in her work, and I now see why she uses it so much.

Here are some photos that I have taken so far.

The pretty morning sky:

The Scooter Man:

And some of our Christmas decor.

The tree lights detail:

The tree without lights turned on.

This last photo was not taken with the new lens. It is Scooter impersonating one of Santa’s reindeer. He had a good time at the party last night and got lots of loving from every one.

Tomorrow, I am going to do a profile of one of our guild members who does felting. She has had a manifesto of no waste since the late 1990’s. I think you will enjoy hearing about her work and seeing what she produces.

5 Responses to “Getting That Holiday Spirit”

  1. Pammyfay says:

    Scooter’s never looked better! It’s the new lens, baby!

  2. Kristin L says:

    It looks like your new lens is going to be lots of fun! I’m glad your dinner went well. Scooter looks adorable.

  3. Judy says:

    Love the pictures Gerrie!
    Your dinner party sounds wonderful.
    Scooter gets cuter!!


  4. Kamilla Mazanec says:

    Your photos with your new lens are really fabulous — extremely sharp. My Christmas present to myself is also going to be a big girl’s camera, a Nikon DSLR. My old 35 mm SLR was a Nikon and I loved it. Exactly which Nikon and which lens did you choose? You can email me privately if you prefer.

  5. Jeannie says:

    Pretty, pretty, pretty! Your tree is so pretty with the blue lights and Scooter looks like he is ready to help Santa. Enjoy the rest of your busy week!