I’m bound and determined to get all these Christmas pictures posted before midnight tonight. Then we can start the New Year with a blogging clean slate.
I’m not one to make resolutions because I find it sets me up for failure. Only once did I make it for the whole year and that was the year I resolved to read a book a week. It really did feel good to accomplish that. But that was a long time ago, long before quilting came into my life. Now, I read in bed at the end of the night and am lucky to get in 10 pages.
So, if you’ve made resolutions, cheers to you! I’ll be rooting you on.
Now, for the rest of the party…
We all give each other the same gifts (that way, no fighting) LOL. We all used to hand make these gifts, but sometimes that’s just not possible and really, does it matter? Nope!
This was my gift to each of them. I made the mat and Mr. CnW made the wooden candle holder.
Here’s a close up!
Janet gave each of us this wonderful Snowman to hang on the wall.
Right now, I don’t have any wall space, so it’s on the stairs. Cute, huh?
Patty made each of us a pillow and also put together a photo album of our past Christmases. It was so touching and fun to reminisce!
She made 2 different pillows, but there wasn’t any fighting! I love the one I got!
Marsha took the next picture and you can tell she was really on drugs for her knee replacement surgery. Haha. That’s okay, Marsha, we forgive you!
She made each of us a little quilt and added the candle and wreath.
I found the perfect spot for it.
Cathi gave us each a 2014 calendar…it’s her traditional gift to us. She also made each of us these rag trees. Her grandkids helped her do it. So cute. And….a snowman mug for good measure.
Found a place for mine on a nightstand.
When we play all the games, there are door prizes. We each contribute to the gifts. This is my haul. I just kind of threw them in this red tool box and I think it’s actually kinda cute.
And these too!
So, thanks to my wonderful friends for another fabulous Christmas! I treasure your friendships more than you know!
I had a few questions about the name of the quilt that was in a couple of the pictures from my decorating post.
It’s called “Sarah’s Star” and it’s from the book “A Nice Mix” by Gerry Kimmel Carr. It’s an old book, but if you’re interested, you might be able to find it on eBay or Amazon.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for continuing to stop by my blog, even when I take a break every now and then. Your support means the world to me.
I would say that I’m going to try to do better in 2014, but I don’t want to set myself up for failure. Karen issued a challenge to me to do a post every day during the month of January. Hmmm, I turned her down, because I know my limitations, but I will try and catch up on all the pictures I have that I haven’t shown you! Trying is always a good thing!
Happy New Year!