Last night was our annual Christmas party for my quilt group. Come on in and join us!
Each year, I give the ladies a theme in August or September to start working on a handmade Christmas gift for each other. This year the theme was hearts. They could make anything they wanted as long as it had a heart on it.
The gift I made included to handmade parts. I made a beaded scissor fob using pink heart beads among the others.
I then embroidered a little pink heart shaped case for the scissors.
I totally forgot to take a photo of the gift wrapped all up. Each year now, I am going all out with the wrapping to tempt everyone with my gift. I placed this scissor set in a wooden gift box with beautiful vintage images and wrapped ribbon around it attaching an ornament made of what we call farmer's or poor man's silver (mercury glass). Four of the ladies declared war on each other to keep that gift. In the end, they had all the rest of us laughing to the point of tears as it came down to the last two who literally fought over the gift as one was allowed to steal it when her name was pulled and the other was trying to hide it. What is it each year about us having our Christmas party that reduces all of us to giggly school girls have a ball?
Enjoy the slideshow. It is long as I included everyone's photo this year but if you look, you will see glimpses of the gift box and the fun.