Friends - : one attached to another by affection or esteem !!!
Affection and Esteem surely describes this group of friends. Enjoying just spending time together is wonderful but there is so much more to our little gathering - as busy as we all are - I am so happy that we take the time to get together - eat till we can't eat anymore - share our lives and all the goodness that we have in common - leaving out the doldrums and crappy stuff....THIS IS A FUN DAY!!!
We were having so much fun not one of us took any pictures when we were opening our gifts.....so I don't have any pictures of the great "presentation" they all had....(I will tell you glitter went home on everybody!!) (big smile)...and Bryan (Brenda's husband) is sure to find "glitter" in his underwear drawer too!!
This is my gift.....(made from old book pages...and it went perfectly with -
Vicki's gift.....all original ledger, photograph and vintage book pages....
Sharon kept with the theme - (not on purpose) with her wool snowman sitting in a party hat - look at all the embellishments...!!!
Brenda - made the sweet angel on an old spool painted white and trimmed in old paper - with trees and snowballs and tiny letters.....can't wait to display this under my cloche!
Dianne is the handworker in the group and made each one of these wall hangings....tiny stitches everywhere!
Bev made the "cracker" from a vintage wedding gown, and when you pull the satin ribbon out popped a beautiful beaded angel...she has white feather wings that are not showing up!
Brenda made each of us this WONDERFUL crown as her "favor" - sitting at each place setting....as our name card. (we wore them to have our group picture taken) !!!
Eleanor had a stroke a few years ago and can no longer craft but she surprised us with a homemade cheese spread in a vintage creamer, crackers, knife, doily and old homespun napkin - just so sweet!
A picture of some of the packaging....I am so bummed I didn't get the camera out before we opened....our gifts...!!
Brenda's hospitality....all the gifts...all the laughs...and all the camaraderie....enjoyed in her beautiful home - YES WE ARE ALL QUEENS at least for today!!!
I will post some pictures of her "shades of white" decorating on my picture trail......enjoy!