Thursday, December 5, 2013

December 3rd Christmas Party and Quilt Celebrations!

We had such a wonderful time on Tuesday night celebrating Christmas together.  We shared a delightful potluck meal together, brought a pile of donations for the Mission in town, celebrated a few quilts,  listened to Connie read a tear-jerker Christmas story, and then exchanged ornaments.  I love the memories we make every time we get together!

I took some pictures of the evening, as did Ruth Decker, and here they are......

Gifts and the Nativity

Lots of food!

Five tables almost full!  There were 30 of us!

Fun Decorations!

Including these darling angels that Barb suggested we make 
and use for the tables and as a take-home.

 Our donation pile.

Getting ready for quilt celebrations....

I designed and made a Christmas quilt for 2013 
under the guise that I was making it for myself.
I used Moda's Wintergreen charm squares
and two other pieces from the same line.
Very simple pattern to show off the fabrics.

I had planned for months that the reveal would be
at our Christmas party, and it worked!

Jessie was completely surprised!

Connie shared a quilt that had started with being a donation to Linus,
but didn't seem quite appropriate, so Connie finished it
and is giving it to a friend who has battled cancer and is still on the journey.
It's all cats and there is something for each month of the year.

The back has cats on it, too!

And Shirley Taylor shared this whole cloth quilt with us.

She used a green thread for the quilting.
It's for one of her grandchildren.
Isn't it stunning?!

Then Connie read to us.....

.....then we had our ornament exchange.
As always, it was great fun.

Highlight of the evening, however, was the fact that June
scored the highest in being stolen from.
She was heard quietly saying, amid great laughter,
"I don't know why anyone would want to steal from me."
I think it was around the fifth or sixth time,
and eventually she just sat down next to Annie at the gift table
where she could easily reach a gift the next time.
Which happened at least twice more.
Physical comedy at its best!

And here's a shot of most of us that I patched together from 6 different pictures!
You can click on it to see it larger.

And here is the group shot!!

Blessed Christmas to each of you!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like lots of fun ~ beautiful quilts :-)