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Our Christmas Barn Show and Museum Open House was wonderful! The Barn and the Museum were decorated so beautifully, and I enjoyed having all the new ornaments on the Christmas tree. Everyone was in a festive mood, and the Museum staff and the Barn volunteers all wore my new red Christmas T-shirt. I decided to wear one, too!

Pat (fourth from right) joins the Museum and Society staff and volunteers at the Barn in their red P. Buckley Moss T-shirts (the image below shows the reverse of the shirt, opened out).

This festive T-Shirt is also available from your local P. Buckley Moss Gallery.

We were delighted to have the Blue Ridge Bells with us on Friday. The Blue Ridge Bells are students from C.F. Richards, Jr., Academy in Staunton, Virginia. They really helped us “ring” in the holidays.

The accomplished Blue Ridge Bells are students from C.F. Richards, Jr., Academy in Staunton, Virginia. On Friday they performed at the P. Buckley Moss Museum.

Sunday morning, members of Moss on the James and Moss in the Forest Chapters of the P. Buckley Moss Society joined me for a potluck breakfast. Our December Barn Show breakfast has become an annual tradition, and it starts Christmas beautifully for us. Good food with good friends!

After the Barn Show weekend, my daughter Patty and I drove down to Kingsport, Tennessee, for a one-day show with Up Against the Wall on Tuesday. We arrived Monday afternoon just in time to attend the grand opening of the new Bank of Tennessee in town. The door prize was my print of The Story Teller Revisited, which features the historic Chester Inn in Jonesboro, Tennessee.

Patty and I were treated to a wonderful dinner at the home of gallery owners Mike and Lisa Anne Milhorn. Lisa Anne’s crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had! It was a cold night, and we warmed our feet in front of the fireplace. They have the most charming log cabin.

The show Tuesday was so busy that no one had a chance to take even a single picture. Friends came from near and far, and it was so nice to see everyone again. Up Against the Wall has wonderful framing. They use excellent materials, and their framer is very conscientious as well as creative. Gallery manager Melissa Campbell’s exuberance rubbed off on everyone, and the whole day was a lot of fun.

This weekend I’ll be showing with my dear friends Margaret Moser and her son Michael in Fairfax, Virginia. The Moser Gallery is one of my longest-standing dealers, and I’m looking forward to being with them for a holiday show. We’ll be featuring this year’s Christmas print And There Were Angels, and there will be a good selection of ornaments, jewelry, and other gift items available.

This year's Christmas print, And There Were Angels will be featured at Moser Gallery, Fairfax, VA, where Pat will be appearing December 8-9. For more information, call Moser Gallery at (703) 591-5650.

Even as we honor the gift-giving tradition of Christmas and search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones, I think of the true meaning of Christmas and remember that the best gifts are the intangible, non-commercial ones. I wish for each and every one of you peace, love, health, and happiness.

Merry Christmas!


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