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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Lunch With the Girls

Yesterday I had lunch with my stitching friends to celebrate Christmas. Our gorgeous Jacky once again opened her home to us. Our table was decorated beautifully. Everyone outdid themselves in the food department and we once again had a very delicious repast that involved cheesecake, cherry dessert and chocolates of course (thanks Lorel)....and no dinner was eaten last night by yours truly!
Lots of gifts were exchanged.....
A lovely handmade heart decoration from Lorel.
My secret Santa was Gaye. Gaye doesn't do a lot of stitching and so always creates the loveliest gifts.
She knows I have a passion for pink carnations as they were my Grandmother's favourites and presented me with these gorgeous beauties (they are huge by the way) Can you see the lovely vintage card on the right? In it she has written the most beautiful quote about a Christmas friend...
Gaye also shares with me a love of pretty china and knows I collect handmade milk jug covers...so look what came out of this gorgeous box.
Beautiful!!! How lucky am I! Gaye's other gift is that she never forgets what is closest to your heart and helps you celebrate it in the nicest way. I am truly blessed to have these wonderful women in my life.
Speaking of wonderful women, my lovely friend up the "Mountain" Fiona sent me one of her very sweet little quilted stocking. It is very happy gracing my tree with it's presence.
In the stitching department I have begun working on one of my projects for the new year. Want to see a sneaky???
My dear friend Diane had been requesting a Baby/Children's Alphabet for some time now and so I have obliged and hopefully after Christmas it will be in pattern form all the drawings are done and I just need to do up a little sample to see how it looks stitched.
So keep yours eyes peeled for this one if you are a Nana or know and love some little people.
I hope you are all enjoying your day whatever you may be doing.
Blessings Michelle xxx

24 comments:

  1. Hello Michelle,

    Beautiful photo's to remember your Christmas Lunch with your stitching friends. Love the pink carnations too.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  2. Michelle what a lovely fun you had,lots of beautiful gifts for you to enjoy,thankyou also som much for my lovely plum pudding decoration it is hanging proudly on the tree.
    Oh Michelle this alphabet is so gorgeous,cant wait to get this booklet,hope you have a lovely day my friend..xx

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  3. Beautiful gifts and I may be in need of that alphabet! Hubby's niece has just announced she is expecting twins! As I made a dragon quilt for baby no 1 I will have to do something a bit special for these two.

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  4. What beautiful gifts. From what I can see your alphabet is going to be super cute. I am looking forward to see it come to life.
    Hugs
    donna

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  5. Ahh Michelle. Another pattern for me. Can't wait for this one too. :) Gorgeous gifts. Hugs,xx

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  6. What a fun lunch.....and such lovely goodies, too!

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  7. Sounds like lovely food and good company at your lunch. Your new alphabet looks so sweet.

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  8. A fun lunch time get together. Your new design looks interesting. My boss got some of your patterns the other day, so it will be interesting to see what we make from them.

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  9. A post full of pretties, Michelle. Such fun to have a Christmas lunch with sewing friends, and guess what, I have just returned from doing the same thing! The pink china and milk jug cover are especially gorgeous, and love that heart too. I love the idea of the baby alphabet which I predict will be a big hit!

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  10. A lunch with special friends is a lovely way to celebrate Christmas.. and fresh flowers are always a treat.... I LLLLOOOOOOVVVVEEE the look of your baby alphabet...
    Hugz

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  11. Looks like a wonderful day with friends. The carnations and the china are all gorgeous, as well as the handmade goodies. The alphabet looks so sweet!!

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  12. This looks like a lovely get together with friends. Always enjoyable.
    Good luck with your new alphabet. It is looking delightful.

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  13. Sounds like a lovely day Michelle - I think a baby alphabet will be a wonderful addition to your pattern collection.

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  14. Lots of gorgeous goodies and I just love the tea set!

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  15. Looks like a wonderful day with good company, beautiful gifts exchanged and many memories tucked away to be brought back out and enjoyed at your leisure.

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  16. Oh please put my name on one pattern already...lol... LoVe being a nanna!

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  17. Glad you had a wonderful day Michelle. Lots of lovely presents received. hugs......

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  18. Sounds like a perfect day with friends . Love the flowers and other gifts , sweet little stocking ornament from Fiona :-) hugs Sheila

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  19. Your new design look besautiful! And what a gorgeous lot of presents you have received. love the jugs - so delicate!

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  20. Wonderful presents Michelle,what fun to have with special friends. I will be doing the same next week with my "stitchy" friends. Love the peek of the children's alphabet, they look gorgeous. Shirley N.Z.

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  21. Looks like a wonderful day and beautiful gifts. The baby alphabet sounds a great idea, I can just imagine how useful it will be for baby gifts!

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  22. Hello Michelle, I enjoyed your post. Love the baby alphabet idea..Hugs,Lyn

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  23. What a special day with lovely friends and gorgeous gifts. Loving the sound and look of your new alphabet.
    Hugs xx

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  24. Lots of more lovely gifts for you to enjoy.... I'm loving the look of that Alphabet, looking forward to seeing the rest of it too.

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