Sunday, December 14, 2008

Here we are....

at the end of another weekend! With not many days to go till Christmas! I thought I had better start pulling the old proverbial I have bought my ham!!! wooohooo....nothing else tho, just the ham. Will have to think about the rest on Friday.

The weekend has been rather relaxing tho I must say. Yesterday it was the Snobs & Slobs Christmas lunch at our usual venue Monkey Nuts at Lyndoch. Lovely food and lovely hosts. We did our usual - had Chris Chringle - this time the criteria was "2 x fat quarters". Each put said into a single bag and then we all took a dip and made something out of the owners fat quarters to give back to them. We were allowed to add any embellishment and any bits of fabric. The main thing about it tho was not to buy anything at all to add. We all stuck pretty well to this idea and as you will see by the pics, we all ended up with a lovely item.
First to receive her CC was Lynne (holding said up) Angela made this little stitchery hanging.
My turn next to receive mine, Quilty Gal did this lovely stitchery and applique hanging.
Then it was Angela's turn, Glenice made two lovely little Santa's - Angela has been admiring this pattern all year!!!
Claire was the next to receive her hanging from Kay. So she has some stars to brighten her nights!!
Lynne had designed and made this lovely table runner for Glenice.
And last but certainly not least, Lorraine was given a Tilda doll by me!! We were all very happy with our items and it made us think inside the square this year!!!

This morning I had a wonderful surprise....first one was the postman at the front door!!! We NEVER get post in Australia on a Sunday!!!! and the second was the parcel he delivered. It was my PIF from Bev!!!!! Talk about a quick worker, I tell you! So Thank You Bev for my lovely parcel.... two reels of cotton, a pin cushion that looks like a bug, a needle case, a tea towel with my name on it and a little sewing bag. Talk about spoilt.


quiltygal said...

me too brought the ham that is !!!& thats all got weds off so that looks as if its the only day till chrissy so guess I'll be shopping then!!

Bev C said...

It looks like everyone had a great day. I liked the idead with the fat quarters. Each is unique in itself. I am so glad the parcel arrived safely. Happy days.

Rhonda said...

Looks like you all had great fun. I love get-togethers.
Take care.

Sherri said...

Hi...and Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for being my Secret Santa! I love the Tilda doll...I have the book but haven't been brave enough to try to make one. She is precious...and such a beautiful stand as well!