Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Party

We had our guild's Christmas party this week. It was so much fun! It was a potluck and I brought the very tasty, very easy cocktail meatballs. I think I'm going to have make another batch today!
Show and tell was great. I had just enough goodies for each person to win something. My Sunday "time-off" allowed me to have the top finished of the Christmas Wreath quilt kit I won at the all-nighter. This was such an easy wall-hanging to piece. I need to baste it, but I haven't decided how I plan to quilt it yet, so not in much of a hurry there.

Our guild president gave each of us board members a present. We all got these cute ornaments and this beautiful scarf! I'm wearing mine right now. :)

We also had our gift exchange. I love the way we do the exchanges! Sit in a circle, and have someone read "Twas the Night Before Christmas". We actually used the quilter's version of the story. Whenever the reader says "the" you pass the present to the right, and when she says "and" you pass to the left. At the end of the story, whatever present is in front of you is what you get! This could work with any story/poem for other times of the year. I tend to think that God puts his own hand in it as it is amazing how many people get exactly what they needed/wanted. I got a storage box that I truly need for my thread spools. A set of scissors, including pinking shears that I need. I lost mine years ago. And this sweet book that I can't wait to read. I'm going to wait until after Christmas though to play with my goodies.

Hailey has her school play today. Can't wait to see it!


Bren said...

What is the quilters version of Twas the Night Before Christmas?? I never heard that one before.
Your quilt from Linda is beautiful!!!

Jan said...

What a great Christmas party that was! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and got some nice gifts!

Linda said...

Sounds like you had loads of fun, did the parcel arrive in time for you?

Marilyn R said...

Sounds like you had a merry time at your party. The wreath wall hanging is adorable!