Playing “catch-up”………..

The week has flown by with some type of event most every day, beginning with last Sunday (but, it is the season, is it not??). The smaller, local quilt group came together in Houston (MN) for their Christmas gathering. Yummy holiday foods and a gift exchange with……yes, sharing time!!! No food photos….I figure there are enough of those ‘out there’ already, hmmmm???? But, here are some quick ‘shots’ of the wonderful handmade gifts………..001  Carol was first to dig in and she really had a time!!! C’mon, Carol, we see that wine bottle!!!!! 003   Included were a couple of holiday wine glasses…….she’s definitely set!!!!!

005  Anita got the most darling woolen purse from Kathy (to her right).007   Lynda’s runner was hand quilted and beautifully appliqued by Margaret,008who is in this photo with her gift from Carol.010Marilyn is ready for warmer temps with this one!!!!!015

And Kathy got this perfect little scarf from Lynda….”her” colors, even!

016      Joan got the table topper that I had made.017Ann got this adorable Santa pillow.012Table toppers seem to ‘rule’ this year, as Gwen unwrapped one, also!

028   I received a topper, also, but am using it as a pad on a deacon’s bench in my living room (above with my red/white pinwheel quilt)……perfect!!!!  

And now, a few sharing photos……….

018I had quilted this one that Kathy had made for her granddaughter for a Christmas gift this year. 021

022A sweet apron for Anita’s grand and she had made a matching one for her fave doll.

And that’s a ‘wrap’ for the first party. I do hope you will stop by again to see how my (last) Monday was spent. Til then………………………………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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18 Responses to Playing “catch-up”………..

  1. mtetar says:

    As always a very nice post showing true friends caring for each other with gifts from the heart. Great idea from table to chair/bench. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  2. witchylin says:

    Such gorgeous gifts all made with love too. It is always good to see what quilters give to each other. Quilters are special people. 😉

  3. jennyklyon says:

    That looks like so much fun!

  4. JoAnn says:

    Thanks, I enjoyed seeing the gifts. Beautiful. Abby’s quilt is finished and wrapped. Bruce loves it. He can not believe how beautiful your quilting is. Have a great Christmas and wonderful New Year.

  5. Beth Ann says:

    What fun and such lovely gifts!!! Wonderful!

  6. Thread crazy says:

    Oh the table toppers; my fav also. Must admit though I love that Santa pillow and Snowman purse, so cute! Our sewing group decided this year to provide aid to our local Ronald McDonald House in lieu of sharing gifts, as they do so much for families with sick children in our area.

    • treadlemusic says:

      We have an ongoing group of ladies (in the Spring Grove/larger quilt group) that makes quilts for the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester(MN)….the closest one to us. That house is a lifeline for so many!!!!!!

  7. KerryCan says:

    What fun! You all did such a nice job with the exchange gifts. Our quilt guild meeting was cancelled last week–too much snow!

    • treadlemusic says:

      We though that maybe ours would be (the last couple of years have been a bit treacherous) but it was warm/overcast that day…..the rain didn’t start until later that night.

  8. Now these are the types of gifts that will always be treasured. Handmade with love for the recipient. Love it.

  9. LB says:

    What a lovely evening! I like that you are using the table topper on your bench. What a great idea.

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