Saturday, December 20, 2008

Giftys

We always draw names around October for Secret Santa gifts. That gives us lots of time for shopping for the "perfect gift".


This is what Patty gave Cathi.


So then, Cathi gave me this wonderful Brighton necklace.


My turn...I gave Patty this little table topper that I made along with a framed quilt/stitchery and a braided table runner that I got from Karen at Farmhouse Woolens. I forgot to take pictures of the ensemble so maybe Patty can send me pictures of what she did with them and I'll post it.



That left Marsha who made this fun Mary Englebreit panel quilt for Janet (Myrtle).


And Myrtle gave Marsha this fun assortment of goodies. The doll is lifesize and so darn cute! Sorry for the quality of the picture but it was getting late. LOL. If you click on the picture you can see everything a bit better.


Then, another tradition we started a long time ago is giving everyone the same thing. It used to have to be homemade, but that part of the tradition has since fallen by the wayside..


This big Santa was given to each of us by Patty. Isn't he cute? The soles on his big feet are a riot!


Sparkle snowman guy was given to us all by Myrtle.


Cathi got this adorable flag for everyone.


Marsha made everyone a quilted tree skirt but we all decided they made great choir collars, so we did our best rendition of "Ave Maria". LOL



Here's where I put mine after I got home. Next year it will go under a tree.


Of course, Jack had to be part of the picture.




And this is what I gave everyone. Remember the snowman pillow during my "power sewing"?


Well, this is how many I made. Sure glad I challenged myself.


So, needless to say, we had a blast and the party finally wound down around 1:30am. Yes, that's AM as in AFTER midnight! In our younger days, we would go even later....or should that be earlier. These older bodies can't take those hours anymore. :-)


Thanks guys for another fun party!

24 comments:

Carol said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! What an amazing group.

Stephanie said...

Looks like a bunch of fun party gals with mad sewing skills and wonderful taste in gifts!!!

Sandy said...

Oh what wonderful items that you all received. I love your little snowmen pillows. They are just to cute. But everything that was received are all just great.

You guys look like you were having so much fun. Love the tree skirts collars...hehe...too cute!

Merry Christmas!

Sandy

Anonymous said...

I love the table topper you made. Is there a pattern for that? Those snowman pillows are adorable too and, again, is there a pattern?
Nancy in WI

from little acorns said...

Every part of your get together looks so fun. . . no wonder you keep getting together . . ! (& I love all the little gifties!) xo, Bren

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Anne,
Your gift exchange was wonderful, you have a talented group of friends. Congrats on your power sewing, your pillows are fantastic. Love your choir collars, LOL...

Anne Sutton said...

Wonderful selection of gifts! It's a good thing you have a large house (:

The snowmen pillows are just so darned cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun gifts everyone received. What pattern did you use for your snowman pillows and quilt? Cute!

Anonymous said...

Oh my what a prolific group of stitchers you are..Sounds like you have tons of fun as well. Hope you all can keep meeting for many years to come. Merry Christmas~
Louise

Quilt Hollow said...

Anne...not only absolutely to die for gifts but friends to cherish a lifetime! You are truly blessed. There isn't one thing I did not like.....I could comment forever on all the pretties.

Linda said...

What wonderful gifties!! So many cute things!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG mabye I wanna jump ship and join your group. lolol JUST KIDDING!! But honestly love the gifties. You all did a great job. Love the littlt table topper and snowman pillows you made. You party animal you!

Kathie said...

OH my love all these picture! Looks like you all had so much fun and wonderful presents to each other, how nice.
LOVE the picture with the tree skirts, too funny.
The ornaments you made are just adorable where did you get the pattern for them and the pattern for the table topper you made, just love it and I am in such a plaid phase right now this is perfect!
thanks Kathie

Screen Door said...

Great photos ---Lookslike fun!

Anonymous said...

Oh what wonderful gifts. I love the plaid tree skirt, do you know what pattern she used?

yellowfarmhouse said...

Goodness sake you girls know how to have a good time. Could you get all those goodies in your suitcase to take home on the plane? You know I love what you gave :) and love to see what everyone else gave. That bingo looks like fun - great idea with the board, very clever.

Hugs - Karen

Carrie P. said...

All the gifts are fantastic. You and your friends are so talented.
What a fun time. I can just hear all the oohhs and aahhs.

Carrie P. said...

All the gifts are fantastic. You and your friends are so talented.
What a fun time. I can just hear all the oohhs and aahhs.

Anonymous said...

OMG, we are stars! You are the best. I cherish you and our friendship. And you make such nice things for me. We had a great time. It is always so nice to have you here. Thank you for everything!
Love,
C

Candace said...

I can just hear you all doing your Ave Maria! What a fun and treasured group of friends, Anne! Wonderful and heartfelt gifts, too!
Cheers!

Simply This and That said...

All the gifts look wonderful! And that necklace is fantastic. What a great thing to be a part of a such a fantastic group. Such wonderful memories I'm sure. Happy Christmas Anne! ooxx`jodi

Crochetoholic said...

Very cute, I loved the idea of capes for the tree skirts. :) and also loved the snowman pillows...cute idea...Merry Christmas to you....

kelley said...

What a teriffic group of friends! and Jack...well i just fell in love with him...what a handsome boy on that tree skirt...the table topper you gave as a gift has my fingers itching to make one...

Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

I would have loved to be the recipient of the table topper you made! I enjoyed seeing all the goodies your group has made. What a great group of ladies!