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Monday, December 28, 2015

Parties and Swaps

December has been such a busy, fun and interesting month!
Christmas parties, Bunco dinners, Girlz Christmas Dinners and get-togethers, Dirty Santa games, swaps, Church events, celebrations and more.
 This year was my first Christmas party at Vivian's.  Vivian hosts monthly stamping make & takes at her home, and for December she hosts a Christmas party for all of us stampers.  Vivian made each of us a little paper bag filled with chocolate, a Christmas card and home made stamp cleaner!  I just can't believe how pretty and sturdy the bag is!  Thank you Vivian.

We visit with each other, make new friends or get to know each other a little bit more, eat delicious holiday food, have a fabulous time and play Dirty Santa!

 We all bring a handmade gift to exchange, and let me tell you...these Ladies are just way too talented!!! 
  From gorgeous handmade wreaths, 
to chocolate truffles, to quilted place mats and table runner, and...
to one super talented Lady making this amazing Mason Jar wood box all decorated for Christmas...she did the carpentry all by herself!!!  This wood box can be changed/decorated according to holidays or seasons.  Unfortunately sad, it was immediately taken away from me.
I was super impressed by all, and now I'm planning to make something super spectacular for next year!

Besides being a social butterfly, I still had to finish one last swap before the end of December!!!

These hexie flower petals are on their way to England for Celine.  I visited her blog and I was simply amazed at her quilting talent!!!
 Celine was my partner for the month of December.  We both participate in The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap.  She prefers greys, tone-on-tone or stone/marble like fabrics.  I can't wait to see what she creates with these hexies.

Hubby and I celebrate the coming of the New Year at home...relaxing & chilling out!
What are your plans?
Stay safe!

5 comments:

  1. Hello dear Olivia! I have missed popping by for a lovely visit with you...December has been a busy month for me too! What gorgeousness was in your post...I love the bag Vivian made for you...my! What a talented lady she is to make for everyone! And the gift swap sounds like it was wonderful fun!
    I do hope and pray you have a delightful New Years! Hugs to you!

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  2. Hola amiga querida !! Espero que hayas tenido una bonita noche buena con tus seres queridos y este 2016 que recién comienza te depare muchas bendiciones
    Cariños

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  3. Sounds like some fun parties to attend and those were some wonderful gifts that's for sure!! We are planning on going to a friends for New Years, she is hosting a party :)

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  4. I really like the idea of getting together monthly to make things! We are staying home on New Year's Eve. Guess a snow storm is heading this way, so I could take down my decor or make some cards! Valentine's Day is coming!
    Happy New Year!
    warmly,
    deb

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  5. Sounds like you had a fun holiday season. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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