Saturday, December 11, 2010


For ME from dear friends.

I forgot to show you what my quilting buddy Judy got me. We exchange birthday and Christmas gifts. Her birthday is in September and mine is in October. Judy lives an hour and a half away and there have been times when we haven't been able to get together so we exchange both Christmas and birthday gifts at the same time.

This is a wall hanging kit. It's so cute. We both have cats. At one time Judy had five but now she just has one - along with a gecko/gekko (it's spelled both ways.) I can't remember what all I got for Judy but one of the things was a paper-pieced kit that made two mini leaf quilts.

Thursday night was the last meeting of the Champagne quilters since Ann will be leaving for Florida to spend Christmas with her son, daughter-in-law and only grandchild this coming week. So, we had our little Christmas party and exchanged gifts.

 This is what I got. The chocolates and BodyWorks trio came from Marg (as did the napkin that they want me to use as inspiration.) The four fat quarters and box of shortbread came from Ann. Ann always makes shortbread at Christmas and we always get some. I usually have to hide them or else there aren't any left when Christmas comes - and it isn't me who eats them. Aren't those fat quarters cute? Marg got a set of green ones since it is her favourite colour. She said she has to think of something to make now.

And here's a close-up of the fabrics. Kiddy prints - so I can make something for the little one that's due in April... I gotta find a great pattern to showcase these. Got any suggestions?


  1. Better hide that shortbread from me too! lol I love shortbread, can sit there and eat a whole box if I allowed myself!! Such wonderful gifts from friends, can't wait to see the kitty wallhanging all finished:-) xoxo

  2. Lovely presents! If I see a pattern that suits the gorgeous fabrics, I will let you know!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Great gifts. My bestfriend and I exchange gifts as well. She does not sew so I always try to make her something. For her birthday it was a small quilt and for christmas it was a tea towel with embroidery and a mug rug.

  4. Well lucky you, Dolores! What lovely gifts. Love the fat quarters - what about an I Spy with a snowball block? Something that would showcase the different prints.

  5. lovely gifts Dolores...sory i don't have a suggestion for the pattern though....

  6. What a lot of lovely gifts you have received Dolores. I could eat that shortbread this very minute! I have enjoyed catching up with yours and your families makes. I liked the photo of you and Maili and friends on your craft night. She is so like you to look at. I hope you have a lovely week. I think we may be joining you with the snow soon too.

  7. Wonderful gifts Dolores!!! Love that cat pattern! It is simply darling!!!


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