Monday, 9 December 2013

More Giftees...Spoilt or What!...

How gorgeous is this fabric…a gift bought back from the fabulous building that is Liberty…
A friend went to Britain/Ireland and bought me back this lovely pack of fabric from her visit to Liberty (she is not a stitcher which makes it all the more thoughtful - her cousin who was travelling with her helped her choose and I don't know her at all so I am touched by her taking the time to input into the decision making)...it is soooooo absolutely pattable...what to make from it I don't yet know but definitely not just to be chucked in the stash...
We've had our final 6-12 in Castlemaine for the year so of course it was our Christmas meet...spoilt or what!..."just a card" actually had a teeny quilt block charm inside - mine is a half dresdan - thank you J!...mints and handcream - thank you M...a pretty cup and German chocolate (the German part of the chocolate is significant in this context) - thank you A...a pretty box which held a handmade Angel decoration, she has the teeniest french knots for hair! - thank you R...fat eighths, chocolates and a wooden Christmas decoration and the fabrics just happen to be in the perfect colour to go in my Summer School quilt fabrics for January - thank you C...a hand made rotary cutter/scissor keep which held a personalised thimble pincushion, the pincushion is attached to beads which spell out our name so we won't get them mixed up, clever girl - thank you S...very pretty smelling soap and a keyring retractable tape measure, always handy - thank you B...and a pretty monogram embroidery pincushion made by our friend's sister who she commissions to make us the prettiest embroidered presents, too pretty to stick pins in! - thank you W. (One of our number couldn't make it at the last minute and now I've seen she has her presents I can reveal, wouldn't have been fair to show her what was in her Christmas present sack and spoil the surprise - yes, she reads the blog).

And what did I give my friends - um, my company? I actually managed to go after missing the last two due to work but now I don't have to accommodate work on the weekends on a weekly basis I was able to shout yes I'll be there and happy dance...I did think of what to make a couple of weeks leading in to the meet and then remembered that again at 7:00 am on the morning of, that gave me 30 seconds of free time in the day to do something about it so I failed miserably.  I'm thinking if I start now I might be ready for next Christmas *sigh*...

Happy Stitching...

6 comments:

Maria said...

Oh such a delicious bundle of fabrics.. definitely not to be just put in the stash. You will just need to drawl over it for awhile till you decide what to make.....

Fiona said...

how fun are all those gifties and a really pretty bundle of fabric...
Hugz

shez said...

how nice being spoilt Annette,enjoy all your gifts and good luck with your xmas tree.xx

Mistea said...

Lucky you being part of that wonderful group of ladies who put together little somethings for everyone.
Enjoy your pretty fabric - make sure to pet it everyday.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love gifts...glad you have been spoilt..yummy fabric...

Kerry said...

Mmmm, nice fabrics. certainly need to be kept out for much fondling.