Here is our little band of Rug Ravers ~ Pam & Heidi holding Heather's Birthday cake ~ Charisse, myself, Lauren and Carol! Our friend, Danese, popped in after the picture ~ we were so glad to see her! We really did have a nice day ~ we hooked (a little), looked around the house at my rugs and all the stuff that makes our house a home, looked at what each other was doing, ate a really nice pot luck lunch (potato leek soup, Carol's wonderful cranberry and sauerkraut meatballs, Watergate Salad, and old fashioned banana salad, pumpkin spread on vanilla wafers, and cake, cupcakes, & pumpkin roll). We looked at an antique rug that Carol brought along to show us how she is going to repair it ~ we helped Pam plan a little rug of a 'silky' chicken for her granddaughter (I should say a 'memorial' rug for the silky chicken ~ sad story there!) and just had a relaxing afternoon!
Heidi brought Heather a special cake for her 65th birthday! Heather, we didn't really sing to you but we talked about it ~ singing got voted down! We also never got around to trying blind hooking but we talked about it! We just really had a nice day in your honor and feel privileged to be able to help out. Yesterday, in a magazine, it said 'be generous in hard times' ~ our little band of ruggers was very generous and I am so happy to report, we collected $230.00 for Rug Aid. I will make the group's donation thru PayPal and any of you reading this that would like donate, can do so thru PayPal as well. If you go to the Rug Aid website, it will direct you on how to do that! It will be so interesting to see how much was generated on this one day all over the world.
Pam is modeling her purse that she made here in our class a while back! She did a great job on it, made it her own and looks so stylish, doesn't she? Pam didn't really want to be in the photo but she's so nice, she couldn't say no!
So, a good time was had by all! It's good to share and it's good to spend time with like minded people ~ Saturday filled the bill on both accounts!
Take care and have a good week! Thanksgiving is right around the bend!
CAROL'S CRANBERRY & SAUERKRAUT MEATBALLS
1 bag of frozen meatballs - thawed
1 sm. can jellied cranberry sauce
1 sm. can sauerkraut
3/4 c. chili sauce
3/4 c. brown sugar.
Mix last four ingredients and cover the meatballs. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. You will love these!!!
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