Every year in December we hold a Christmas Lunch. A dedicated group of ladies put this together, cooking and making cracker gifts and putting together raffle prizes and it is always a fun day.
Part of the day is a gift exchange. We work it so that we don't know who is getting who's present and it's part of the rules that it is a handmade gift (it can be made by you or someone else). So I thought I'd show some of the wonderful presents we gave and received. Above is an armchair arm organiser. It hangs over the arm of your chair and has a pin cushion and pockets for scissors etc.
A really bright chenille cushion.
Some delicate handmade tatting (displayed on the back of the above cushion).
Dolores and Vicky were pretty happy with their respective gifts; a Christmas bag with hand dyed fabrics and matching threads and a lovely tree skirt.
A really sweet bag with pockets inside for keys and phones and all things necessary.
A hand stitched address book cover.
A lovely little sewing bag with scissor holder, needle book and thimble pod.
And another arm chair organiser.
There were plenty of other gifts that I didn't get a chance to snap. Like the yummy bottle of home-pressed olive oil that I received.
The crew of gorgeous lunch ladies who do an absolutely marvellous job.
The decked out tables waiting for their hungry occupants.
A very happy Edna who won one of the raffle prizes.
Once again it was a wonderful day. I hope that it will be repeated again next year, and the year after that, and the year after that.......