Friday, December 23, 2011

Gifts Given and Received

I have finally found some time in this crazy week to show you some photos of the gorgeous gifts I received from my stitching buddies for Christmas.
They know me so well.... Lovely French and Victorian lovelies...
Tereasa gave me old vintage Christmas cards that she knows I love so much, and this beautiful glass Paris paper weight. Helen made the gorgeous Victorian embroidered heart...it smells divine... plus more of the pot potpourri and rose oil. The lovely little french box is also from Helen. Isn't this Christmas decoration beautiful? Another hand made lovely from Helen.

(photo from Helens blog)
Helen also made all of us these funny little finger pincushions... There is a bit of a story to them...
It all started with an ugly fat quarter...
After all attempts by the first recipient of the ugly fat quarter to give it away... it was gifted, regifted, "won" in a couple of dodgy competitions... but no matter what we did - that ugly fat quarter kept coming back to someone in our group. Helen decided to end her fear of ever receiving it again... She's so clever.... she made all of us these pincushions, and of course she used up every bit of that piece of fabric... or did she??????
She has more photos of us all opening our presents at the same time on her blog.. the looks on our faces must have been priceless. I do know there was A LOT of laughter going on.
This beautiful little plate full of yummy goodies was from Laurel. Only the plate is left now, but I can tell you it was all delicious!These wonderful gifts were from Sandi... I just love the little wall hanging and the diary and cover is just beautiful. This is what I made the girls.... Little fabric covered Quilters Journals.They have lots of pages and pockets inside for all things to do with Quilting.I also made some rumballs and some lavender sachets.Yesterday I caught up with another of my quilting friends, Leona (no blog), who also paints....beautifully. This is what she gave me.....
I love these two paintings. The bottom one is also local and was painted of a place not far from where we live. I am on the look out now for some lovely old frames for them.

Now to share some of the silly pics from our Christmas party....
The lovely Sandi took this shocker of me, shoveling some yummy brandy snap tart with cream and blueberries into my mouth! I was laughing so much, I'm surprised I didn't drop it.
We were mucking around so much...like kids... and it was so much fun!
I think Sandi was eating the same thing here... Laurel made them and they were delicious. This is why Laurel is the cook in our group mmmmmm!
WHAT A GREAT DAY!
I'm still smiling when I think of what we all got up to.
Hope you are all coping this week and are ready for Christmas...
Only 2 more sleeps! Can you believe it!!!

4 comments:

Sandi said...

lol, you worked out how to get that photo into your blog...I look crazy...oh thats just a normal pic for me..lol Hope you have a Great Christmas and a Fantastic New Year.

shez said...

lol,hey where is the pic of you Teresa eating,lol,what fun you girls had and what beautifuls gifts received and swapped,merry xmas to you and your love ones Teresa.xx

marina said...

looks like much fun had by all- sounds perfect!
Lots of lovely presents and you did a lovely job on the quilters journals. What a clever idea!
Have a lovely Christmas and stitchy new year!
hugs

rosie said...

Teresa, I adore your quilters journals... you will have to do a post on what you put in the inside... I'm going to start a list for presents for next year!! Just lovely..