Leila led the meeting; we had a few show and tell items. Then we swapped holiday gifts. When your turn came you could steal anyone's gift, or choose a new gift from the table. Last year everyone was so polite, no one "stole" anything. This year it was no holds barred! I had at least three different gifts in my hands at some point. I thought you might like to see what some of our talented members made (I didn't get a pic of every single gift, but hopefully Melissa captured what I missed, so we will have more photos in the Flickr group (see our "Photos" tab on the menu bar above).
Eva Marie made this sassy Christmas apron:
Melissa's divided basket was extremely popular:
Sherry made quite a few of these gift card holders, and these went along with some notions and a fun book by Malka Dubrawsky:
Jill McBroom made this cute Christmas organizer, inside pic included:
Hannah (our Junior member) made this scrappy pillow, she even made use of the fancy stitches on her mom's machine:
Leila has been busy making pillow covers, she gifted one with a pillow form to Jill; these are her other three:
an embroidered mini quilt, coasters and ornaments by Emma:
And the mini quilt I made by sizing down Kate Spain's In From The Cold Pattern:
Please join us for our next meeting, at the WEST DES MOINES Public Library, Community Room, on January 16, 2014. In the meantime, have a safe and happy holiday season!