Friday, December 20, 2013


On Weds., Dec. 18th, the women of the Chrysalis Women Writers group gathered at my home to celebrate the holiday and enjoy laughter, friendship and food.  I had worried about having enough food while preparing for the event, but there was plenty for all.  I had decorated for my event and all said my home was lovely. 
I was so intent on making sure all went well that I forgot to take photographs!  At the end, after a few had left, someone suggested taking a group photograph of those who were still here, so we tiered everyone upon the stairs.  Here is the shot of those who were in attendance still.

I should have moved Helen down to switch with someone taller as she can barely be seen all the way in the back. Sorry Helen!  Such a lovely group of ladies!
It was so wonderful to have my home filled with laughter once again.
Merry Christmas everyone, and a joyous and inspirational new year!


  1. A great photo and again, a wonderful time had by all.

  2. A talented and lovely looking bunch of clever women Rose! What a wonderful day for all!..
    May your home be filled with many more gatherings and happiness and laughter.

  3. Hi Rose, What a lovely group of ladies! It's so much FUN to get together with friends....great memories! I'm amazed seeing in your photo how it looks so much like my farmhouse I sold in April!! Staircase is on the same side....the way the landing up to the door at the top of the stairs on right (that was my Master suite)...the large opening to the right of staircase (that was my study)....brought back sweet memories! Oh my, it was like seeing my own home...we must have similar taste!! Blessings and Merry Christmas~~~Roxie...p.s. I am your newest follower (i thought i had followed before...sorry)

  4. Rose, how fun to have so many wonderful friends! I am sure you were a great hostess. Loved the photo! Merry Christmas!

  5. It was a wonderful party. Thanks ever so, Rose!

  6. Very nice to meet you all, and Merry Christmas