Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Lunch 2012

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.......

Merry Christmas!!!