Sunday, December 13, 2020

Sunday Stitchers - December

December meeting means Christmas - lunch out - pressies, swap gifts, bonbons

But first, there were two Birthdays.

Helen - our friendly stirrer who challenged us a while back to be NOT BORING.

Here are her gifts:
  • Drawstring bag - approx 12" x 14" (no pic)
  • A treat - hand cream
  • Something that starts with H - the plant whose name I can't remember!
  • Something round - the small magnets
  • Something touchy, feely - the heart-shaped sequin thing - it's actually a child's handbag!!!
  • Something funny - squishy hamburger (a stress ball)

Noela was also due to get her birthday gifts but isn't able to come along at the moment.
Here are her gifts.
I was gifting to Noela and I tried to make it a bit ambiguous.
  • Drawstring bag - approx 12" x 14" 
  • A treat - could be Nuts, Nerds
  • Something that starts with N - could be Novel, Navy yarn, Nuts, Nerds
  • Something round - round button container
  • Something touchy, feely - Navy yarn
  • Something funny - could be the Funny novel, Nerds or even Nobby's Nuts!!!

Then it was into Christmas

We do a bonbon swap.  The bonbon has to contain:
  • a fat quarter
  • a button
  • a treat
  • a Christmas decoration
  • a surprise

This is the one I gave - it went to Sue

This is what I received. - from Sandi

We decided to make reversible placemats for gifts to each other - one side Christmas and the other side for use at SS.
This is the one I made:

This is the one I received - from Marilyn

I love it - the building is a cafe with a Quilt shop above - perfect!...and the coaster is the outdoor table & chairs for the cafe - so clever - thanks heaps Marilyn.

Most of us also give a little present.  As usual, I made angels for everyone:

And I received this treasure trove of goodies. (well. . .not the cup & plate)

They are all lovely gifts - but of special note is my Needle Minder from Maria - she included a note to say Thank you for the bits & pieces I do for her group - Knitting 4 Brisbane's Needy.
(I just feel grateful that I am able to help in a small way.)

Wow!  it was a full-on day . . .in between all the fun - we went across the road for lunch, did Show & Tell and our UFOs, sorted a UFO number for next year...and a few other admin things....

Very happy campers closing out a difficult year - with smiles on our faces and dreams of finishing oodles of projects next year.


Maria said...

Another fantastic day with lots lovely treats and lovely gifts given and swappped.

Karen's Korner said...

Lots of lovely gifts given and received.

Cheryll said...

WoW... what a haul... & such FuN gifts chosen by all.
It's a lovely group that's become "family".
Merry Christmas to everyone too...

Michelle Ridgway said...

It was a wonderful fun day.....I feel blessed to be included xx

Janice said...

It does sound like you had a full on day - but lots of fun. The gifts are very clever.

Fiona said...

how lovely to have such a fun day out... wonderful gifts

Wendyb said...

oh i wanna come join your all have such fun without being too serious! sounds perfect! here's to a fab 2021 and enjoy every second.
big sugary hugs :o)