We had a lovely afternoon - such yummy food, lots of chatting and catching up, a teeny tiny bit of stitching, and our Secret Santa swap, which was amazing. What a wonderfully talented bunch we are. :o)
I was thrilled to be able to make for Maria. I searched through her blog rather thoroughly. I discovered that she loves purple (well I did already know that). I also found that her Christmas decorations appeared to be in traditional reds and greens. Yes, Maria I did look that far back.
So to satisfy both those facts, this is what I made for her -
The "M" on the front of the needlebook is from Michelle's Stitchers Alphabet pattern - one of my favourites for stitchery gifts, and one I will use over and over again. Debbie also used the "M" for her person, so we had to compare them.
Very different colours, but both looked good.
I was thrilled to receive a gift from Cheryl. She gave me a gorgeous market bag in some of her favourite fabrics, which was so lovely. Arent they cute - love those chookies and their eggs. The lining is black with apples on it.made in felt.
Oops, we do look like such a messy lot dont we? But we had all that tidied away in minutes once it was time to leave.
I will be waiting to catch up with you all in February, in our exciting new venue. (Thanks to Maree for finding and organising it for us). In the meantime, I will catch you online.