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Monday, December 14, 2020

Sunday Stitchers Christmas Party 2020

 Well folks this post is very photo heavy, so you may need a cuppa to get through it! 

Yesterday Sunday Stitchers finished off this crazy year with a fun and festive flourish! 

We had two birthday girls.....Helen is our patient paparazzi. She documents all our doings for us.....

And Noela who sadly couldn't attend...this is Susan her birthday fairy with her goodies. 

Our gift giving this year was a reversible placemat and coaster swap....Christmas one side, everyday on the other. Inca was my Secret Santa and this is my placemat.

Lovely isn't it!  Maria received the one I made.

The other tradition is a Bon Bon swap.......inside we have to try and fit in....
1. A fat quarter 2. A button 3. An ornament 4. A treat 5. A surprise.
Trust me squeezing all that in is no mean feat.

I received mine from Marilyn....lovely goodies! 

Sandi once again made us a wonderful, fun photo frame to play with and bought props along as well. NOT BORING (you will see on the frame) is our group motto......and we try  hard to live up to it lol! Yours truly.....
The Southside girls...

The rest of the gang.....

Before we hopped across the road to Norfolk Tavern for lunch we squeezed in some UFOS and Show and Tell.....
Helens lovely Christmas quilt that gave her some angst..... but its beautiful now!
Quilts by Inca, Marilyn, and Susan and little zippy pouches in Liberty from Lynda.

And the prettiest little beaded Christmas ornament from Lynda..

Lovely Christmas goodies were given and received....

And this ornie from Helen, Sandi and Nor just about sums up 2020!

Our last job for the year was to mark the progress on our SAL Heartstrings. Our very loose schedule was to have the centre panel completed by Christmas breakup.

They are all looking wonderful.....and the variation in colour and fabric choice was so interesting! This is my Heartstrings centre.

So as they say in the movies.....that's a wrap! We certainly finished the year with a great day!
We are having some very wild weather up here in Queensland at the I am curling up with a book and a warm cuppa.

Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx 


  1. A post full of Christmas cheer. Stay safe and dry in that wild weather.

  2. Beautiful gifts given & received...from truly gOOd friends. & Yes the weather is a bit crazy at the moment isn't it.
    Merry Christmas Michelle...xox

  3. Wonderful to be part of such a fun group. Do any of you try out the ballet bar ??
    Lots of gorgeous gifts 🎁 both given and received.
    Lovely show and tell.

  4. Lots of loveliness there. Gorgeous gifts given & received. Looks like you all had a fun day out. Hugs,xx

  5. What a wonderful day. So many lovelies given and received. Everyone’s Heart Strings are looking beautiful.

  6. What a fun day to end the year, Michelle!

  7. What a lovely group you are - definitely not boring! Lots of great gifts and the heartstrings are alll looking gorgeous. xx

  8. What a great time you all had. All those lovely gifts, including the Christmas Crackers! And the photo from is such a brilliant idea too.

  9. Love your "photo Heavy" post
    Some gorgeous gifts

  10. Some beautiful gifts both given & received there Michelle. The reversible placemats are a great idea for use at Christmas & then afterwards as well.

  11. sounds like a fabulous day with a wonderful group....

  12. Oh Michelle, your group has soooooo much fun...I always love the light heartedness and true friendships in your Sunday Stitchers. Merry Christmas to you all and enjoy the last little bit of this crazy year! xox big sugary hugs :o)

  13. On your last post, I must say what a lovely lot of Christmas around your house. SO much beautiful handwork. Love to see these ladies enjoying a great get together. All the lovely gifts and stitching as well. I looked at your photos on large and loved that Santa feet head band. Btw, also love your drawing in your header.

  14. Looks like a wonderful day, beautiful presents and swaps and photo fun.

  15. What a nice event and way to wrap up a year. I have to admit, I am getting a little jelous. We are not allowed to meet at all at the moment. Therefor it was good to read your post. Thank you for sharing.

  16. What a lovely gathering. Christmas is in full swing.
    Hope all is safe at your place.

  17. lots of gorgeousness in this post-you are all so clever!!

  18. catching up on house looks beautiful....
    what a fun time you had at Sunday your centre...


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