Island Senior: Hygge Fridays and This Weekend’s Holiday Fair
Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae…
The Mullis Center Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair starts this Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7 pm and continues Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. I’m participating this year, which means I have a lot of cards to fold. A flat surface to fold cards on can be hard to find sometimes at my house so I decided to join Anna Coffelt at the Mullis Center for “Hygge Friday” last week.
Hygge, is a Danish tradition pronounced (Hoo-ga). It means to set a relaxed mood of coziness, comfort and conviviality. Hygge Fridays at the Mullis Center are offered on Fridays from 1 to 3 pm as a time to bring your own project or find one at the Mullis Center and enjoy a relaxed time visiting over projects or watching a movie in the library. Anna and I each had folding projects. I had my cards and Anna was folding orgami birds, a skill she says she is willing to teach. We settled comfortably at a table and lost ourselves in conversation while folding paper stopping only for jasmine tea and Paul Newman’s Ginger Cookies. On Hygge Friday the Mullis Center provides snacks.
That was last week. The Holiday Fair begins today, Friday afternoon, and I still have a few cards to fold. This year’s Fair looks to have a full spectrum of local arts and crafts plus a variety of foods. As a welcome addition this year the High School will be selling wreaths and taking orders for Thanksgiving pies. Order a pumpkin or pecan pie for your Thanksgiving dinner and all the proceeds will go to FHHS Grad Night 2019. See you there!