Sunday, January 9, 2011

Party… part 2

My blog post titles sure are creative, aren’t they?    I think that’s the hardest part of blogging for me.    Oh well….on to part 2.

We have a tradition of giving everyone the same gift.   In the “olden” days, it was supposed to be something handmade, but over the years, we’ve done away with the rules and anything goes.  

Remember these that I showed awhile back?


Well, this is what I gave the girls.  (and I made sure all the frames were black).


Done in wool with osnaberg for the background.

Patty gave us these which she made.


All wool with a primitive distressed frame.  So cute.

Janet made these.


Wool on silk matka background.  

Do you sense a theme going here?   I’m so glad I introduced these gals to wool.   It’s fun getting gifts like these. 

Marsha’s turn.


These are fleece blankets with cupcakes on them.   You can’t believe how warm they are.  Perfect for our incredibly snowy winter here so far. 

Last up….Cathi.


Another theme going here.   Snowmen, lots of snowmen.   We all love these
“Sam Snowman” calendars and have to have a new one every year.   

Thanks girls.   You’re the best!  I miss you everyday.  


Linda said...

What wonderful gifts!! I just love all the wool snowmen in frames. Just darling. Looks like you ladies have a great group!!!

Darlene said...

Awesome gifts. :-)

I'm coming next year - I promise to bring lots of gifts. LOL

Carol said...

What wonderful gifts...I'm coming with Darlene! I'll bring gifts too...I promise. Love all the snowmen and the cupcake throw is as cute as it can be...I've never done a fleece throw...I think I need a lesson!

Crispy said...

What a great idea to make the same for all, really relieves the pressure :0) Very cute gifties!!


Lisa Marie said...

What cute gifts!! I just found your blog via Sweet P and love the wool items etc. you gals have made! I am just getting into wool and would love to know where you get your patterns from? Especially the snowmen ones. They are sooo cute!! I am a snowman collector too.

taylorsoutback said...

That cupcake print on the fleece is terrific!! What fun...your stitching group does it the same way we do...the same gift is made & I agree, makes life less hectic. Besides we all usually have the same tastes!

Cyrielle Lemeunier said...

c'est vraiment très beau, j'adore les bonshommes de neige

It's really very beautiful, I love sownmans.

Linda said...

They are all so cute. Where did you say you lived? I'll be there with bells on.

Stephanie said...

Everything is so cute and cozy. I have a thing for cupcakes right now.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've read through your last few blog post and am still drooling over the wonderful photos of her home and all of your gift exchanges! I love the pillow you made with the snowmen heads and plan to refer back here to see if I can make one "someday" you all pick a theme for exchanging same sort of gift...example the frames? What was last years? I can't just have the best buds and I agree...glad they got into wool for ya!

Anna said...

My snowmen are green with envy!!! I love my minki blankie for cold nights but the cupcake print is so dang cute!


Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

What awesome gifts, I love them all!!

Kathie said...

what fun
oh my you know I LOVE snowmen so I would fit right in! let me send you my address for the invite in Dec...
I will start thinking now! I think it is wonderful you all get together even though you moved away. True friendship.
the blankets are just adorable! my girls would love those! looking forward to seeing pictures of your new house are the walls up?????
roof on yet????