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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Festive Fun with Good Friends.

Today was the Christmas breakup of my stitching group and even though it poured with rain all day we had a wonderful time. Jacky was once again our 'hostess with the mostest' and we surpassed ourselves with all the yummy fare we provided. Needless to say I am full up to 'Pussy's Bow' and dinner is a long way from my mind. Hope there is something nourishing in the freezer for No 1 Hubby!

Bevy of Beauties all present for our 25th Christmas gathering
We have a Secret Santa each year and also give the rest of our group a little token of our friendship and affection. Each year I come home with lovely homemade treats, beauitful cards, ornaments and other festive treats. This year was no different. I was making for the Lovely Kay this year and made her a Christmas table runner with stitcheries on it in a patchwork Reindeer tote bag.

Kays Runner
My Secret Santa was Bev and she gave me the most gorgeous Vintage box.............oh so Yum! Inside was beautiful french soap, lip gloss, angel notepad and lovely silk flowers. It was so beautifully arranged which is Bev's unique looked gorgeous and I felt very spoilt indeed. Bev is a very special lady to me as she was the one who invited me to join this wonderful group of women after a chance meeting.
My Beautiful keepsake box
Delish Contents inside.
I'm sorry the photos don't do it justice.
It is surprising how much hard work it is laughing, eating, opening pressies.....I think I need to put my feet up and reflect on this lovely day and we get to do it all again next year. Yay!
"Friends are the gift you give yourself"
Blessings Michelle xx


  1. whow what wonderful gifts and friendships Michelle,so glad you treat yourself.

  2. Your stitchery table runner looks wonderful. Bev's gift is so beautiful, glad she spoiled you. Tracee xx

  3. Looks like you all had a wonderful day. Lovely ladies, scrumptious food, special pressies and the sweetness and warmth of friendship. Sounds like a perfect day!

  4. Friendship is indeed a treasure..strong enough to last 25years! :)

  5. It really looks like you had a very special day with your friends , aren't they the best . I love the runner you made and the gift you received is lovely as well .All around a great day :-) hugs Sheila

  6. Sounds like a Great Day..Lovely Piccie of your Stitching Buddies.
    Gorgeous Gifties...

  7. You all are very blessed...lovely gifts. Merry Christmas

  8. Lovely gifts.. both given and made .. and so true to sit back and reflect just how fortunate we are with our friendships...

  9. G'day Michelle. Love the table runner and the beautiful box of goodies that you received is delightful. Take care. Liz...

  10. That looks like a superb day, Michelle, love the gifts you gave and received!!!


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