Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cabin Fever Christmas 2011

I spent a delightful evening with a special group of friends that has become one of my favorite gatherings and I think for all of us during the Christmas season.  Most of us have known each other for 20+ years through quilt classes, stitching guilds & quilting guilds.  Our members have evolved over the years with some leaving and others added, but the majority of us have bonded together through the good, the bad, the beautiful and some very difficult time brings those things into our lives.

 For our Christmas party our hostess makes a wonderful wild rice soup and the rest of us bring either a treat or appetizer.

Back:  Robin, Helene, Anita, Mary, Pat
Middle:  Dee, Karan
Front:  Pam, Sheri
We were missing Tricia, and Chris for the pic.  Tricia came at the beginning, but went to her daughter's Christmas concert and then stopped back later and Chris unfortunately fell and is laid up with a cast....not fun!!!  Know that you were missed.

We used to have Secret Sisters for the whole year and unveil them in December.  But we quit doing that several years ago. And now we just do something fun and little for each other at Christmas.  So I thought you would enjoy seeing the loot I brought home from this evening of fun.  There is a potholder, crocheted dishcloth, tiny clip on flash light, Bunny mac & cheese, hand lotion, decorative jar with candy, M & M's, Rudolph scissors, candy coated popcorn, 2 pairs of holiday socks, snowflake lantern, photo frame ornament, Christmas dish towel, and a giant Christmas pen....that I thought no one should be without...hee hee.

We spent some time remembering all the really beautiful things that we have in our homes that came from the hands of these very creative women.  Each one is an amazing talent and I enjoy the company of everyone of you.
Merry Christmas, Girlfriends!!!

1 comment:

Cactusneedle said...

Long term friends are such a blessing. I have three friends with whom I have been having breakfast with every month, we have been meeting like this for over 15 years. They are indeed a special gift.