I can’t believe I forgot my camera last night for our holiday party. Everyone looks so nice all dressed up. As I said before, we drew names for a gift exchange and the rules said that the gifts should be homemade. I can’t believe the talent of this group of women.
Stella liked the Quilt in a Cup and tote bag I made for her. Karen had my name and I had the most wonderfully packaged gifts I have ever seen. I hated to open it. It was a stack of boxes, each wrapped with lovely gold ribbon. It was beautiful but the things in the packages were even better.
She added this Christmas ornament – look at the lime green!
Here is the other wonderful gift she made for me.
It is made out of some of my favorite line of fabrics – I made a quilt from this line earlier in the year. I don’t think you can see but the scrap/trash bag has pleats on the front. The pin cushion is filled with sand or something heavy so it won’t slip off the table. She even added some non-slip stuff on the back. There are beads and crystals on the pin cushion also. There is a pocket in the bag to hold scissors or seam ripper. It is the most beautiful one I have ever seen and it is all mine.
Some of the other gifts were wall hangings, knitted scarves and shawls, beaded necklaces, embroidered items, a miniature quilt, covered baskets and lots of other wonderful things. This was the best gift exchange we have done.
In addition, Maetha ( the shop owner) ordered handmade baskets for each of us from Dawn. Her business is called Baskets by Dawn. Here is the basket I brought home.
Lastly, Joyce made each of us a new nametag in our favorite color. Here is mine.
We had a good year at the shop and a wonderful party to celebrate the season.
I opened up my Advent gift for today and here it is.
I don’t think you can tell but it is a folding shopping bag. Great gift! I sent a pattern using honeybuns.