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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Party Time

Yesterday was a Christmas gathering with friends. Our hostess with the mostest was Bev. Her lovely Daughter Jane handed over her beautiful home so that we could enjoy lots of space and cooling air conditioning.
Bev decorated the table beautifully and "real" crockery and silver cutlery added to the enjoyment of our meal.
We all contribute something to the meal and I have to say we out did ourselves.
Some delicious bubbles were on offer as well.....and when beautiful BIG red bows are gifted to you..... things start out being demure but then you can't help yourselves lol! Or is that just us!
Beautiful gifts were exchanged....I received an 'Upside-down Christmas Tree" complete with lovely handmade beaded trims and snowballs.....hubby is still wondering WHY? Hahaha
Denise also gifted me a gorgeous nature journal made from handmade paper and the inside cover has beautiful rubbings of leaves from Eungella National Park that sadly was devastated in our recent horrific was made by her Aunty.
Definitely right up my street....I love it!
My gift went to some of my secret sewing revealed!
It is a sweet Anni Downs pattern but I made a project folder instead of a wall hanging as indicated in the pattern. I used pretty Tilda fabric and popped some other goodies inside.
It was a wonderful way to break up for the year and we enjoyed every minute.
Thanks girls for another special year of friendship, stitching and fun and huge thank you to Bev and Jane xxx

Postie has been also playing Santa and leaving some lovely mail for me.....although this first one was hand delivered by a pretty Santa Elf....from friend Liz!
So pretty and I do love the card xx
A beautiful Frostie ornament from my dear friend Cheryl him!
So thank you lovely friends. They are have now found a new home on our tree xx
Slow stitching is still happening around here.
If you want to pop over to my Art Blog *HERE* you will see the other gift I received!
Enjoy your day.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. Hi Michelle what a beautiful table and love those red bows,lol you girls are a crack up.Its that time of the year,i have just come back from our walking group breakup. Love the gift that you made for the secret santa swap,lucky Kay.I am with Gnomey on this one ,why,lol.

  2. Such a lovely day - friends, good food and Christmas! I wouldn't have been able to resist that big red bow either.

  3. Such fun! What a beautiful well thought out setting.

  4. What a beautiful time and such good friends. Lovely presents too. Guida

  5. Wow, the table settings are gorgeous. And what a perfect use for those big red bows, lol!
    Love the gifts given and received too.

  6. I love the table setting … so nice when it is all so pretty. and those bows... I thought maybe you were all going for a Calender girls type picture but clearly not enough bubbles for that!! lovely gifts, the upside down tree makes me giggle and I love the folder you made... so fun getting ornis in the post...

  7. It looks like a wonderful get together and with lovely gifts exchanged. ^^

  8. Such a lovely day out with your friends, and dont you all look great with those huge red bows. Beautiful gifts, both given and received.

  9. Looks like you all had a lovely day. Love the red bows. An upside down tree is very different. Hugs,xx

  10. What a fun day to have with friends. The house and decorations look lovely.

  11. It looked like a fun loving day spent with friends. Merry Christmas... xox

  12. Oh wow what a lovely day. So spoilt but well deserved. Each picture was a wow..
    Our Thurdsay group had our Christmas party yesterday. The gifts were simply beautiful.lovely work by all. Love Christmas. 🎄💜🎄💜


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