What did we prepare? Fried chicken, baked (what we call) Italian-style chicken, mixed greens, string beans, two different rice dishes, mashed sweet potatoes, two different types of corn bread, ham, potato salad, drinks, and two different kinds of cakes. There were about 13 people in attendance and I was the hostess. :-)
What was my hostess gift? This lovely gift basket made by one of the mothers.
Showing you the front and back views.
That same mother had placed an order earlier for a black beret for her granddaughter and I was working like mad to get it done (not because it takes so long, but because of the hectic pre-holiday work schedule). Let me just say that it really paid off (literally) because all the mothers came into my craft room and were impressed by everything. They looked through my items and made additional purchases, put some on "hold" and each took a business card and promised to help me out with future business. They expressed how proud they were that I was working with my hands and one mother commented how she liked how I take pride in my work. She placed an order for a baby blanket. When I was washing dishes, one mother said, "Did you even make that?" (referring to my dish cloth) Yes, of course.
It was so funny. I overheard one mother saying to another, "I mean, if a man comes stepping this way, he needs to come prepared. These girls have it going on by themselves. What can he offer?" Then I heard this chorus of "um, hum." Is this just a southern thing? lol
So here's what was sold today:
The black "Phannie" beret:
Tiger's Eye Triangular scarf:
Purple Chenille Sunglass/Eyeglass case:
And this was put on hold:
WOW! I was left speechless by all of their comments. It was a nice cap to a long, hard winter.
And now I have 4 custom orders to fill, one of which came from a co-worker on yesterday. So as I take my much needed vacation, I plan to pack my camera and my hooks. See you when when I get back!