So, my gal pals and I got together for our annual Christmas/mini quilt group get together. We had such a great time chit chatting, eating and doing our show-n-tell....and best of all our gift exchange.
I thought I would share our show-n-tell with you first.
Didn't think I would be thinking Halloween this close to Christmas, but Nancy's quilt just makes you smile and wanting to have Halloween come soon.
and she always makes such great quilts with her primary colors.
Sharon shared her great baby quilt made with shirting fabrics.
and here's the backing.
and here's one of hers that will put you in the Christmas spirit.
Love that quilt!
I served Pasta Fagioli for our luncheon.
This was the first time I made it and it was quite easy and pretty tasty, too.
I just have to share all the wonderful gifts I got, too.
My friends know me so well.
If you know me, this little ornament is SO ME! (yeah, I can see some of you smiling right now!!)
That was from Nancy. She, also, got me this.....little carrying case.
and what's in it is this.....
an insulated shopping bag. I so think that I am going to keep this in my car and when the three of us go to the French Laundry (a great little restaurant) and we have half of our sandwich to take home with no cooler in the car, this will serve the purpose. I am excited!
Nancy, also, got each of us one of these nifty, portable design walls. She has one that we have taken on retreat and it works great! I have as yet to put mine together, but I will be doing that very soon.
Now, Sharon, was really thinking ahead. She is going to make sure we make plans on going to our favorite little retreat getaway. I got a gift certificate for the place along with a great candle.
Can't wait to start making plans for this trip.
Last, but not least, I thought I would share my one and only little contribution to the show-n-tell. I have finally completed another one of my Cherry Tree blocks, #23. (which I completed today rather than yesterday) I am a bit behind, but all is not lost. This quilt is NOT going to get put away and forgotten. It is going to get done....just maybe a little later than the designated BOM schedule
I'll show you a close up as it is hard to see the light green flowers with the busier background.
Lots of little reverse applique on this block. I am so ready to move onto the next one. Hopefully it won't be as long as it took for me to get this one finished.
Well, I hope you are all ready for Christmas. My decorations are up, the gifts are wrapped, I am late on my cards, and food will start getting prepared this week. All-in-all, it will be here before we know it and then it will be 2012.