Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gifts from Friends

In the past couple of weeks I have been blessed with many gifts from my friends.
Gift from Marleen
Marleen gave me this very cute fabric basket with some goodies in it. Yum.
Gift from Joan
Joan gave me this gorgeous Royal Albert ornament.  Very nice.
Gift from YvonneGift Yvonne inside
Yvonne surprised me with this zentangle needlecase. We had done some tangling together at the retreat and she has taken to it like a duck to water.  The fabric is very appropriate.   Love it!
After quite a wait,  a wonderful parcel arrived from my dear friend Judy (Michigan USA).  Judy has a lovely blog at CJ Stitching and Blooms.
It arrived in this very bright package – Australia Post can you please do some of these?
2011 Bright Parcel2011 From Judy
Thank you for the goodies you sent me Judy, very thoughtful.  Can’t wait to try out these Pilot erasable gel pens she has sent me – I have never seen them before!
Today, Joan gave me this sweet wall hanging and I hung it from the only place I could find, the Air Conditioning controls.  We haven’t put many hooks back into the wall since we painted and renovated  waaaaay back. 
From Joan
Love the sentiment expressed in this!
Then.. today at my quilt cottage group Christmas break up I received this Royal Albert Santa.  (I feel a collection coming on).  Too cute eh?
Royal Albert Santa
Group Photo
The cottage group gathered in Robyn’s home.
L – R (Back) Yvonne, Dawn, Joan, Pam, Me, Robyn H, Robyn Ginn, (Front) Sue, Kerrie, Carmel and Frances.
Robyn’s house was beautifully decorated which I will show in the next post.
Thank you my dear friends.


Anneliese said...

Lovely post, wonderful gifts and a beautiful lady's photo. Was your birthday somewhere around?

Radka said...

Lovely start to Christmas :)
All the best wishes!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di,

All your pressies from your friends are truly lovely especially the Christmas Ornaments. Your party group looks like they were have a lovely time and you all looked great. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

Love your gifts Dianne, all are so special in their own way. The zentangle 'D' is gorgeous. What a lovely gathering you had at Robyn's home. She is a truly gifted woman. Best wishes to you for the holiday season.

Suztats said...

What a lovely way to start the festivities and celebrate the season. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

N. Maria said...

Friends ARE the best.....Thank you for the lovely post and pictures! I felt like I was there.