I have been teasing you with sneak peaks like this and others and it is finally time for me to reveal what I have been working on.
Every year my quilt group, the Gumnut Quilters, indulges in a Christmas lunch. This year there are a couple of girls who have to work so we added a Christmas dinner into the schedule. At our Christmas lunch we swap Kris Kringle presents. These are usually bought or made and given in secrecy. No-one know who gave what till everyone has opened their gifts and then we all guess. Last year we also exchange coat hangers, this year it will be pin cushions, and there is also a lottery of extra gifts - things we have collected throughout the year that get wrapped and given out according to a lottery.
Tonight was our Christmas dinner and tonight we exchanged our Kris Kringle gifts. I always make my gift and try to come up with something personal to the person I am making it for. This year I was making for Irene, our resident Canadian. We all know that Irene doesn't like blue, has two sons, three gorgeous grandbabies, likes a tipple (or three) and bakes like a pro. She also likes polar bears and moose. So, I settled on the last two for my inspiration for her gift but it caters to her love of baking too.
I took this pattern for a wall hanging and used the moose and turned it into an apron.
Chocolate Moose - Yummmmm! Well, maybe not this sort of moose.
I also showed you this sneak peak which I turned into....
I reckon Irene is all set to cook now! And seeing as she is the hostess for our Christmas Lunch next week I sure hope they come in handy before then! Ha Ha
I have one other gift for Irene. She has a great sense of humour and, for reasons completely unknown to me, I am often on the receiving end of her humour - can't imagine why! So I thought I would inject a little humour into her gift and this is it! I follow a blog that was promoting this calendar which was put together as a fund raiser. I am just kicking myself that I can't remember the blog it comes from - maybe one of my followers can tell me. Anyway - this is certainly likely to appeal to a certain type of quilter - not sure what sort of quilter - but the look on Irene's face when she opened her calendar tonight was priceless.
Not all the models are hunky specimens - some are an acquired taste shall we say.
The Quilters Shirtless Men and Spicy Burrito Calendar!
Unfortunately the calendar that I got was printed with the pictures upside down but I really don't think that it matters as I doubt Irene will actually hang it up anywhere.
And of course, every gift needs a gift tag. I made a couple - one to keep (this is the front)
and one for Irene.
This is Irene, me and Sharon. You can just see Lyn's head - sorry Lyn, this was taken by the waiter.
Those facing you are Debbie and Irene
And this is what I received from Glenys - yep! Doing a happy dance! Don't you love it! Wait till you look up close.
We had a hoot of a night - the food was wonderful and the company was great - way too much laughter but at least we weren't the loudest table in the restaurant!
Till next time......happy stitching!!!