17 November, 2013

Our Mill Rosie Christmas Get Together!

 What a wonderful day we had yesterday.

We got to meet Tracee from Quilt Kitty. Tracee came over from Perth to join us. How good was that! It was so lovely
to finally meet her in person.
This is my spot. Hardly any room for my sewing.
Actually, there was hardly any sewing done anyway!
Our swap this time was Red Brolly Christmas design. I drew out number 1 so that meant I was first to pick a gift. This gorgeous card holder was made by Lyn. We played "Naughty Santa" for our swap. This meant if you liked someone else's present, you could swap it with them and they would then have what you had opened up.
It's explained here.
Sharon received this cushion (made by Anne) but she swapped it with my present.
Isn't the stitching lovely!
 But then Shez (aka Naughty Santa) took that off Sharon!
Marina and Marg doing a swap. Marina kept saying "no, no, no" but in the end handed it over! We had so much fun and there was lots of laughter.

As I was number 1 to pick, this meant I got the final pick and could do one more swap. I swapped back with
Naughty Santa to my original gift.
Along with the lovely card holder, complete with some of Lyn's handmade Christmas cards, was this beautiful wreath which Lyn had also made.
 Once again, everyone had outdone themselves
with the swap gifts.
 This is the mini quilt I made that is going
home to Perth with Tracee.

My purchases for the day. I now have my first piece of Tilda fabric! Isn't it gorgeous! I also got some more Cottage Garden Threads for a project I am working on.

I'll show you the gifts Sharon, Shez, Barb, Mel and I exchanged in another post.
You're probably getting tired by now!



23 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like so much fun and those gifts....awesome....the perfect day...

creations.1 said...

What a fun day you all had. I don't know about having to hand over a present I really liked - I am a bit greedy like that!!lol

marina said...

it was a great day! slept well last night lol
all the gifts made were amazing.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lots of lovely swap gifts.
looks like fun was had by all.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

It was such a fun day full of laughter and friendship. hugs

Susan said...

Such a talented group of friends, the gifts all look beautiful.

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Michelle Ridgway said...

Looks like everyone exceeded their excellent gifty standards. Love the gift swap you had...played it lots of times..huge fun!!!

Cheryl said...

Lots of fun as always by the sounds Christine 0 gorgeous swap gifts

Noela said...

Great post Christine. Looks like a fun day was had by all. hugs......

donna said...

What a great time y'all had. I just love that Santa and mail box. Do you mind telling me what pattern that is?
Hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs
donna

Quilt n Queen said...

Christine...looks like it was a super fun day and such fabulous gifts were exchanged. Thanks for sharing...enjoy your week! Happy stitching, Pauline

Fiona said...

such fun.... yoiu all do outstanding work...
Hugz

Keryn B said...

What beautiful swapping gifts and I love the one you ended up with looks like it was a fabulous day.

Leanne said...

It all looks like lots of fun, Did you end up with a gift you loved or did you have to swap.

Elyte said...

Another wonderful day shared and the photos capture the fun. Christmas is really coming and the celebrations have started.

Anthea said...

Some great fun pics there Christine, and you have gone home with some lovely goodies!
How wonderful to meet Tracee, isn't she so lovely?! x

Michelle said...

Sounds like you all had a great time, I'm off to Ballarat tomorrow and I'm going to drop in and see Mill rose cottage for myself I keep reading about all the fun everyone has there!

Mistea said...

Looks like some amazing gifts were passed around and everyone got to take home something gorgeous.
A lovely day all round.

Farm Gate Creations said...

As always a fabulous day spent with gorgeous friends.

Teresa said...

What a fun day. Stitchers and crafters really know how to enjoy ourselves and have a ball. Lovely post x

FloS said...

You seem to have so much fun !!
Florence

Quilt Kitty said...

It was a great day Christine & so nice to finally meet you. I love my Christmas mini and it will go up with the Christmas decorations as soon as I finally unpack everything. xx