Sunday, December 6, 2009

The weekend in review.....................

This weekend was quite a social one for us......yesterday was the end of year gtg for our little stitching group......we have been meeting for almost nine years - initially we met weekly but over time that changed to the first Saturday of each month - whenever we get together we always have a great time and occasionally even do some stitching!! The guys usually join us for the end of year function and the weather yesterday was perfect for an outdoor lunch.......thanks Linda for hosting a wonderful afternoon........here we are just prior to opening our gifts....at the beginning of the year we draw a name and make a Christmas gift for that person....we might as well draw the name in November as I think most of us make the gift in the few weeks leading up to the end of year function........
My gift was for Cheryl and it contained the table runner I finished last weekend......

I also made a bon-bon for each of the girls along with a stack of shortbread stars.....
Amanda bought these along to share......they didn't last long!


.......we had "real" bon-bons as well ..............
.....which yielded the usual paper hat......joke (this one got more groans than grins......) and gift....in this case a lovely plastic ring.....which the Prince thought would save him shopping....he is hilarious!!


We left in late afternoon to go to a Christmas BBQ at Mark's GF's parents house......the perfect weather continued and the evening was most enjoyable....no pics......I forgot to take the camera out of the car.....!

Neil had a work function today but I stayed home to catch up with the housework I sent on holiday last weekend.......note to self....don't let the housework go on hols.......it multiplies....and takes even longer to do.....!!

I did manage a few minutes in the sewing room late this afternoon and put the borders on the Joy to the World table runner....
I was hoping to finish it but ran out of steam!

Mark and I went to visit his house today......it is almost finished ........it has gone from this (in early August)....


.....to this a few weeks later..........

....to this today.............a very exciting time for him! Hand over should be within the next month....

So that brings another weekend to a close......!

'Til next time................Lorraine

14 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

You have such a wonderful group of friends there and the day looked so inviting!!

Linda said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend....not the housework bit but everything else! I love the penguin treats.
Linda :)

Karen said...

The embroideries made to look like wrapped candies are cute and very unique.

Kris said...

Busy, busy! Just what December ought to be! Lots of pretty things too.

Chookyblue...... said...

a perfect weekend.........love all the gifts and decorations.......

golod news on the house front.......

Katie said...

Mmmmmmm! Nice goodies. :-)

deb said...

everything looks so cute, looks like you all had a great time....LOVE the table runner!!!!

Lynda said...

Sounds like a great weekend to me. Love the bonbons you made for the girls and Mark's house is looking so good. Very exciting time for him.

Leanne said...

Oh those penguins are very cute. Looks like a nice weekend.

Doris said...

What fun...I love your Joy to the World banner--AWESOME!

Sue said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. It is certainly the time of year for lots of get togethers. I'm catching up with my group next Mon so I'm looking forward to that. I'm sure Cheryl loved her table runner. And I love anni's little bon bons ... thought I had that pattern but I don't so will have to get one they are just too cute. Have a good week.
Cheers Sue
ps congrat to Mark on the house, nearly done and he will soon be in, my DD moved into hers last month.

Maree: said...

Lovely Group Pic...Great Bon Bons..DS house is looking Fab...Pleased for him.
Take care
cheers

Granny Lyn said...

What a great way to get together with friends! your party looks so fun! and, boy howdie, do I love that table runner!!

Mark's house is looking wonderful! that is so wonderful that he can start out with such a beautiful, brand new home!! my first home was a little shack,,,and I loved it, like it was a new home,,,go figure!

sounds like you were busy all weekend!

The Patchwork Apple- Jane..... Visit www.patchworkapple.com said...

What a weekend! This time of year hey! Love the penguins. How could you eat them!