Tuesday, January 15, 2008

and Santa landed, with a bag full of crafts...

Last Sunday we met for our Secret Santa presents exchange. What a fun meeting!
Many of us were able to show up, despite the last minute change of meeting time and place.
I was so happy to be back! The drive from North Carolina is long, but it was worth every single mile to be again surrounded by wonderful friends.

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Finally we started the opening of the crafted presents, with Luca's help:

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and the Santa's crafted gifts continue:

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We really were having a lot of fun!! And there's more:

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After all the Secret Santa gifts were revealed I was surprised by a sweet "speech" by Tery presenting the cutest card offered by everyone to me!

That really was heart warming! Thank you all so much, you really are special and I treasure your friendship.

When Teri mentioned "from all of us" I suddenly remembered the little gifts I had sewn for everyone!


I made a little booklet with flannel pages for each Minerva's Circle member to carry their pins and needles easily. I got the idea from the book "Last minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts", by Joelle Hoverson. I really like the book, it has nice ideas and most of my projects and gifts are "last minute" kind...


What a great meeting!

2 comments:

Pilar said...

YES!!! was a wonderful meeting, just for start a very good new year!!!

Yanina said...

A GREAT day! Perfect to start a new semester! :)
It was very nice to see you agfain Clara! And this post is very naice with so many pictures to remember each moment of our Secret Santa day! Thanks!!!