Monday, November 18, 2013

Best Afternoon...

Yesterday, I had the best afternoon. It was our Christmas break-up party for our group, Stitchers Inc.
This time we met in the community room attached to the Mt Gravatt library.

 Here is our valiant organiser, Maree, about to deliver Santa's presents.

 This is the aftermath. Everyone unwrapping, looking and admiring and checking out all the gifts.
The presents were beautiful.
We still had show and tell. Below is De's 'Aiming for Accuracy' quilt top.
 Marilyn had some gorgeous embroidery to show.
 I was a very lucky girl. I won the lucky door prize. It will be perfect over the arm of my recliner.

 Maree was my Secret Santa and this is what she made for me. The standard of my Christmas table just went up a notch or 2. I also got a beautiful mug covered in strawberries and chocolates.

 There were caramels in here to. Yeah, yeah, eaten.
 And chocolates here. Yeah, yeah eaten.
Sandi made us beautiful bon bons, with a hat, joke, snap, fabric and (I've just realised I missed putting them in the photo) 2 wine glass charms. Although some, who shall remain nameless thought they made great earrings. De made the woven star and Susan the embroidered angel. Perfect for our new Christmas tree.
We are all looking forward to next year. We will have a new name -Sunday Stitchers, and a new venue - the Community Hall at Ormeau. I certainly won't miss the struggle to find a car park at Garden City, made worse by their major renovation which is also the reason we were evicted from their community room.
Thank you to everyone for making a very enjoyable afternoon. See you all in 2014.
 I'm not showing what I made just yet. I made a similar one for another Christmas swap I'm in and I don't want to give too much away.
Take care everyone,


Fiona said...

so much fun and a good crowd too..... you are all so lovely...

Unknown said...

Lovely photos Cheryl you captured the afternoon well
Looking forward to next year

Susan said...

Great round up - its great to see so many different pictures!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks like you all had a ball....

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

looks like you had a fun day.. with lots of treats!
Xx Lea