TABLE centerpieces for our office Christmas party took shape at Carol's delightful home as her fluffy white Samoyed, Winston, lounged under the dining room table.
Laughter above the table, as five of us struggled to be "Marthas," made a cool Wednesday evening a little livelier, a lot warmer and much more fun.
We shared pizza, scissors and a hot glue gun. JoAnn struggled with the instructions on the back of a circle cutter, Cheryl learned how to use a bone (melamine, really) folder and Sandy - wait, what exactly did Sandy do? Did she cut holes in the tops of the tree parts? No, I think she was folding too. Did I mention I had a small glass of wine?
JoAnn made lovely earrings from a couple of the paper circles. She got a good picture of Sandy using these same circles as "glasses" to see through. Check her blog and demand to see them if they're not already there!
Well, anyway, we did have fun and laughed a lot. And the plastic "silverware" for the party got wrapped in napkins and tied with ribbon and the paper trees will go on one of the tables at work as a party centerpiece.
Before I left work I tried to take photos of the new moon. There was a great southern view from the parking lot, which is where I should have been on Nov. 30 or Dec. 1 when Jupiter and Venus were closer to the new moon. Which photo do you like the best? The shaky one where the moon looks like a flame in the middle of the streetlight, or the one where it's balanced in between? It's hard to choose, isn't it. (The earth is practically rocking with all your heads nodding at the same time!)
It is getting cold outside - down to 37 degrees, my computer "weather detector" says. Brr! Time for the down comforter to go back on the bed - femminismo