Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Bunco !

I embroidered a little Snowman ornament to decorate my Christmas exchange gift for our neighborhood Christmas Bunco party tonight.  

I had some blue gingham fabric on hand and I cut a strip of it to use as ribbon on my gift.  

It looks so cute with the blue snowman wrapping paper.  

Remember all the pin cushions I crocheted this past summer?   

I'm giving them as gifts to everyone tonight.  

We don't play Bunco (an easy dice game) at our annual Christmas celebration.  

The hostess supplies the drinks and everyone else brings an appetizer or a dessert.  

We always have fun with our Pollyanna gift exchange (aka "Secret Santa").

When I saw this recipe, Mini Cherry-Pecans Pies, in my Home & Garden magazine I thought it would be an excellent dessert to bring for Christmas Bunco.  

Little bite-sized cherry pies!

The only change I made to the recipe was to use walnuts instead of pecans. 

I'm still decorating...I'm slowing down and it seems to take me longer and longer to get all my Christmas decorations out and up.  

Our two skinny trees are up with their lights but I haven't put the ornaments on yet.  

Anyways, I did managed to get our wreath up on our front door today.  

I tried something new this year.  

I enhanced our fake green wreath with mesh ribbon this year. 

I sort of followed Kristen's, of "Kristens Creations On Line," tutorial (here). 

Kristen is one fantastic designer!

And she loves RED! 

I like how the red mesh ribbon has made the wreath seem larger and more festive.

Sorry for the fuzzy photos - the light is low even though the sun is shining today.

Thanks for visiting!! 

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  1. Sounds like a fun party and your gift was so beautifully wrapped.

  2. Love your snowman! Have a great time at the party!

  3. What a delightful snowman ornament! You did a lovely job on the embroidery. The Cherry pecan bites look delicious. I might have to give those a try!