I can't believe my art quilt group, STITCH, has just had its third holiday party! It seems like just yesterday that we gathered around a coffee shop table to get the group started.
We've bonded and inspired each other with monthly meetings, field trips and parties. I can't imagine life without them.
Every December, Karen decorates and sets a beautiful table for our holiday potluck party. She has quite a Christmas village that includes quilt and needlework shops.
Janet shared one of her holiday traditions with us that involves gold dollar coins. She gives her young relatives gold dollars every Christmas and tells them they can keep one but the others all have to go in the Salvation Army bell ringer baskets, along with a smile and "Merry Christmas." She gave us each two coins to donate and you should've seen the smile on the bell ringer's face when I put my first gold coin in his basket.
Lois shared her angel tradition with us, giving us each a homemade angel. There were also party poppers and gifts of fabric and thread and a great craft project by Andrea where we each made a beautiful pendant. (We're wearing our new pendants in the group photo.)
And of course there was great food.
Have a colorful day