Top Left: DIY Snowman Pin
Top Right: Stocking & Cookies
Lower Left: Criss-Cross Stocking Coaster
Lower Right: Ribbon Tree Ornament
|We shared a potluck|
Participation in the gift exchange was optional and the theme was 'Nibbles'. Goodies could be sweet, salty or nutty. Meetings take place in a nut-free facility so nuts were required to be in a sealed container. Dollar limit on each gift was $5.00 and had to be wrapped. That was fun!
|Make your own Snowman Pin|
Each of us received a Ziploc bag containing a large circle of white fabric, a tiny felt carrot nose, 2 black button eyes, 5 black beads (mouth made from coal) and a brass safety pin.
We stitched a yo-yo from the circle, stitched on the features for the face, fastened the brass safety pin on the back and wore the pin for the potluck.
Here is a tutorial for making a snowman, complete with body, hat and scrarf.
|Stocking & Cookies|
All guild committee members (I publish the newsletter once every two months) received a small personalized felt stocking containing a Lindt chocolate truffle and a bag of Christmas cookies.
|Criss-Cross Stocking Coaster|
One of the guild members made these stocking coasters for each of us at the gathering.
The base of the stocking is dimensional and made in the same style as these criss-cross coasters, then cut into a stocking shape and sewn.
It's really cute!
|Ribbon Tree Ornament|
Merry Christmas, everyone, and to all a very Happy New Year!