Christmas Party at the White House!

At the White House, under the portrait of George Washington and standing right next to our First Lady, Michelle Obama, it’s Judy Fardig, volunteer extraordinaire and chapter leader of Organizing for America.
She’s wearing the dress I made just for this occasion.
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet Sen. Merkley's family, Mary Sortenberg and Judith Fairdig in the Diplomatic Reception Room during the Congressional Ball at the White House, Dec. 7, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and may be printed by the subject(s) in the photograph for personal use only. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
Next to Michelle is Mary Sorteberg, wife of Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkely. At Judy’s wedding 45 years ago, a 5 year old Mary was the flower girl.
Next to Mary, you know him, but I’ll say it anyway, our President, Barack Obama.
Beautiful Judy in a close up so you can see the dress.
Piecing, applique and beading, each and every stitch sewn with love and appreciation for our 44th president and first lady.
The White House was decked out in full Christmas regalia, the Marine Corps Band was in attendance. Beautiful!
Needless to say, I am over the moon!
Thank you Judy, it’s been such a thrill to have been part of such a wonderful event.
And to all of you who take the time to read my blog, thank you!
I send wishes for the happiest of holidays and a most wonderful 2017.

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  1. Carol in Denver
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank YOU for sharing your gorgeous creations with your readers. It is uplifting to see what you’ve made.

  2. Christina G Sells
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! Cool photos and people at probably the best Christmas party in the country!! There’s no more perfect place for your beautiful creation to make it’s debut!! Great job Ann, and thank you for sharing your amazing talents in your work, blog and rapport with people. Wishing you a wonderful New Year too!

  3. Posted December 24, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Wow, how great is that?!
    Fabulous dress for a truly memorable event.
    Beautiful job Ann.
    Xo, E

  4. Susan Neal
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow, fantastic and beautiful. What an honor!!

  5. Sharon Brenner
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Stunning dress! What a wonderful honor!

  6. Judy
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful drss for such a special occasion! Thank you for sharing your amazing work. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

  7. Carol in Charlotte
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Just lovely . . . such a stunning creation! Congratulations!

  8. Susan Glass
    Posted December 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Dear Ann,

    A very merry Holiday Season back to you. I am totally awed by this occasion and the dress is stunning. I too appreciate president Obama and will really miss him in the White House.


  9. Jan
    Posted December 25, 2016 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Over the moon is right! And I love what you said about our president and his lovely wife. We will miss both of them. The gown is beautiful.

    Have a wonderful holiday season.

  10. Martha
    Posted December 25, 2016 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    Stunning! And what a memorable event. Fun to know about this.

  11. Deborah Krall
    Posted December 27, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Wow! The dress is so elegant. Congratulations, Ann!

  12. Jamar Pearson
    Posted January 2, 2017 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    I am so thrilled for you on so many levels. WOW!!!

  13. ceci
    Posted January 7, 2017 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Really lovely dress for an occasion where one would want to be at the very top of one’s game dress-wise! Thank you for sharing!


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