Can't you feel that big hug coming your way?
That was how I felt on Saturday when I unwrapped this little wonderful new friend. Remember I was on my way to the Annual Crazy Quilt Christmas Ornament Exchange?
Well, truth be told, I ended up being the luckiest girl there! I HAD to contain myself because I couldn't, in good conscience, squeal too loudly. I mean, not when all the other girls are just dying because THEY weren't the one to get him! I couldn't bear it!
So here I am -- letting my love pour all over this screen, professing publicly my adoration for this tiny treasure. And, oh the personality!!
And meet Bobbi -- the extremely talented quilt artist and creator of this lovely friend... She's always making something new, inspiring and different.
Our hostess Maureen (she's seated in the group picture below) outdid herself once again by having a delicious homemade lunch of assorted tapenades, roasted vegetables and a mushroom/cheese polenta pie...
I know, it sounds very fancy and IT WAS!
We had many cups of Christmas tea, laughed a lot and just enjoyed being together. It's one of the most relaxing events of the season for me.
After exchanging our ornaments, Maureen gave us each a goodie bag which was overflowing with ribbons and trims from the Wrights Ribbon Factory which she had visited when they were having their "Going-out-of-Business Sale". Woohooo for us! Thank you so much Maureen.
This group of ladies is an absolute treasure and we have lots of fun together sharing our love of crazy quilting. All of these ladies will be taking a class with Allison Aller when she comes to teach and lecture about crazy quilting to our local Embroiderer's Guild Chapter in May. This group is BEYOND excited, Allie!
And here is Helen, proud owner of Audrey's Ice Skate.
She says she feels like she won the lottery...
That's a present in itself, isn't it?
Monday, December 8, 2008