Last night I went out with the "quilty ladies" (my son's name for us) and a great time was had by all. It takes us forever to come up with a night we can all make it since everyone has their own family and work obligations we are a little late for Christmas and a bit early for New Years - oh well. We had a wonderful meal followed by cheesecake and our server was extra entertainment. He was waaayyy over the top with a particular dramatic flair. He mentioned he was a grad student and we all guessed Theater major but it turned out he's getting a masters degree in French History. Yes, we asked what you would do with such a degree and he answered get a Ph.D. -- yeah, that's all I could come up with too. Anyway the highlight of the evening was the presents and I was the recipient of some absolutely wonderful gifts -drumroll please --
First is this adorable fabric basket that Laurey made (we won't comment on the number of Dove chocolates that are already missing, ok?) I love the Christmas ribbon candy fabric and it has a fun black and white polka dot lining. Also isn't this little sewing machine pretty?
Next up is this cute gingerbread man mini quilt - sorry about the shadows, he doesn't have black circles under his eyes in real life. He's a great addtion to my ever expanding gingerbread man collection.
Then this haul is from Stephie. I love the zipper bag - I mean what's not to love? Polka dots and my name embroidered in yellow - perfect - she knows me soooo well. Inside was some sock yarn - again she knows my weaknesses - and then there is her homemade peppermint bark. This will NOT be shared with others in this household - they are not worthy - LOL! Ok, I'm selfish where peppermint bark is concerned.
And these beauties were made by Linda -- crocheted potholders! These lovelies will NEVER touch a pot, I promise. Linda has some vintage ones in her kitchen and I've always admired them. It is so nice to have some for my very own.
And last but certainly not least is this gem - a polka dot chicken mug!! OMG!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! Linda picked it up a while ago and saved it for me for Christmas. It warms my heart to know that my friends think of me when they see items like this. I think it proves that I have warped their minds too - LOL!
So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to all my quilty lady friends! I don't know what I do without you in my life.
Hope everyone has a safe and Happy News Years Eve - I'll be spending it the way I like it, quietly at home.
Happy stitching -