Monday, November 26, 2012

Quilt Group Xmas Lunch, OPAM finish

Today my quilt group had our Xmas lunch at the Runcorn Tavern.  The meal was great with a choice of ham and turkey or fish, pavlova or plum pudding.   Guess I was just too hungry when the food came as I forgot to take a photo.
Here is the Secret Santa bag full of goodies with Amanda playing Santa in the background 

We also exchanged our Secret Santa gifts early as one of our group is going on holidays on Friday and will be away for our break-up day in December.

The above photos are what I received. A beautiful ceramic pot in a wire basket filled with rose potpourri,  a handmade camel scissor holder and a fabric Xmas tree ornament. Thank-you to my Secret Santa. The camel is so cute, can't wait to use the tiny scissors. 

This is the gift I gave.  Choccies, a mug rug made with some of my Bliss fabric and coffee mug. 
In all, we had a wonderful day together, shared good food, did lots of laughing and talking and everyone had a lovely gift to take home.  Oh and another OPAM finish.  Happy stitching till next time...........


  1. Sounds like a great celebration. Nothing like Christmas fun with stitching friends.

  2. Wow - that IS a big group - sounds like fun!

  3. Sew nice to have had a wonderful christmas lunch with sew many quilty friends.
    Lovely gifts you both received and made.. Lucky girl.

  4. Turkey & plum pudding..... don't think I'd have wasted any time photographing it either... yummy!
    Looks like you all had a lovely get together good food, friends and presents = a perfect day!

  5. what a wonderful day and i love the gifts that were swapped.xx

  6. Look like a great day. Live the gifts you received and especially the ones you made too.
    I love Bliss.

  7. Looks like the best day, good sounds good, those prezzies look fantastic, nice mug rug.....well done on the finish...x

  8. What a great time Noela.. wonderful food, great gifts, perfect company...

  9. The Xmas lunch looks very enjoyable. It is that time of the year when we have to make a lot of arrangements for loads of events. At one of the NYC venues I will be hosting the Halloween party soon and for the Xmas party, I haven’t started the preparations but will soon be working on some of the stuff like, venue selection, caterer and décor ideas.