I have photos of preparations and the first few guests, and after that it was a happy whirlwind with no thought for the camera.
Beth and Gary and Linda worked very hard all the way through for hours until after most of the clean up. I did not realize till it was over how much they were needed and how much they did! Sarah’s three young children were so mannerly and adorable. She does a superb job with them. Blake and Bailey are attractive young people. I had more family members but missed a daughter who was working on this busy December day. We are enjoying brilliant sunny weather and the town is packed with Christmas shoppers who love Fredericksburg.
Kyle Biedermann is running for State legislature from our area.
Punch was one part white grape juice, one part ginger ale, one part champagne. A pitcher unspiked was next to the bowl. Also offered was wine in the kitchen and Iced tea.
At least half the people who were here are artists. Ron is in charge of the winery sales program for our art club and asked for three of my paintings to display and offer in a winery. I asked him if he could place them at Six Shooter cellars where Tanya is manager. So that will happen this next week. One of these is Taos Mountain, two more are western also. I have not been exhibiting or trying to sell my work but a few sell along here from the house as people come in and ask for them. I do not want to sell my Cape Ann Paintings, nor would they likely do well in this area.
Painter friend Steve Talley and his wife Ginette could not attend but sent a wonderful gift of one of Steve's paintings signed to me. I have a wide gold frame for it and love it.