Goddess Knitters

23 December 2007

Mug Exchange a Blast!

Every year for the past 11 years I have hosted a Christmas Mug Exchange at my home. It is really a blast and this year was no exception....literally. Friends gather and in a somewhat civilized manner exchange wonderful Christmas mugs. There is a lot of stealing from each other and a bit of name calling and hair pulling, but all in all the past years have been pretty uneventful. Until now. Witness the mayhem.

....a small fire under the cider....

....a little smoke....

.......white powder on shoes.... (this takes dreaming of a "White Christmas" to a whole new level.)

Thanks to my daughter, Erin, for having the level head, pulling out the fire extinguisher and taking matters into her own hands to put the fire out. I was of no use as I was hysterically laughing through the whole episode. Thank goodness she was there. Erin, you have just seen your future.

After much window opening, vacumning and disposing of the cider warmer (outside). The fun continued.

Here is "tiny dancer" modeling some festive glasses with "ette mae" (on the left) and "hot flash" (on the right).

"hot flash" a little perturbed that someone might be think of stealing from her...

...a little singing....

....we even had some knitting going on!

That Trish is really an over achiever. But we all still love her.

The best part of the whole thing was the fun friends gathering together! And no one can ever say that my mug exchange is boring. This one was a roaring success.

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  • At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Trish C. said…

    Clearly, the mug exchange was the hottest party in town. Mrs. O'Leary couldn't compete (okay, for the camp song challenged, it's a line to a song about the great Chicago fire of 1871.)

    Thanks, Debbi, it was just terrific! Erin's level head and quick thinking kept it from being an all out marshmallow roast.

    Holiday Blessings!


  • At 7:57 PM, Blogger tapmouse said…

    Yeah, "roaring" as in "open fire"?!-lol! I recognize some of those faces!

    And I hope no one messed up any STR socks!


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