As with the previous anniversaries, there were gift exchanges and door gifts given out. It was a good opportunity for members who attended to show off their skills (as if there needs to be a reason). It was set that all who participated in the gift exchange to bring a bird that is made from any kind of craft. And, I think you will agree from the look of the birds below, that they are a crafty lot, in a good meaning of the word.
Besides the gift exchange, there are door gifts for everyone present contributed by some of the members. So even if some, like me, who did not participate in the gift exchange, we still took home some lovely items too.
|From Nik - sewing needles, pins and tailor chalk; from Margaret - Handmade stamped pin cushion; from Usha - crocheted pin cushion; from Lillie - another disc of pins and a yarn snipper|
|Diane sent from the US - 3 skeins of floss and a packet of peach tea; Paul gave a couple of sewing thread; from Mel - a roll of fabric tape and self-threading needle; and Radha contributed a roll of ribbon|
|Sally wove baggage tags; Vivian shared some of her craft papers; and Shanny sent in a fabric purse all the way from Switzerland.|
|Tatted one pair in each shade of Lizbeth size 40, left to right: 108 Sherbet Delight, 127 Butterfly Breeze, 132 Tropical punch, 109 Wildflower, 140 Turquoise Twist, 100 Falling Leaves, 138 Leafy Green, 131 Vineyard Harvest and 114 Seashells.|
But, these are not all. Mel, the gracious host, also gave out these to everyone,
|The cupcake is a dustcloth to remove static (e.g. from pc screen), huge buttons and a frame pin cushion.|
Thank you Mel for being a lovely host. Thank you everyone present for making it a wonderful morning.
And lastly, I wore this kilt pin brooch that day, which I made the night before.