Oh what fun it is! This time of the year is always magical! The hustle and bustle of shopping, decorating or baking - parties to attend and yearly traditions dusted off! Making handmade gifts for friends and family is always exciting. And receiving a special handmade gift is even better!
Last Saturday our Quilt Guild (Music City Modern Quilt Guild) had a holiday party meeting. There was a vast variety of food...yummy sweets! I met several members I hadn't had the opportunity to meet before, I brought my daughter along (and have her talked into joining I think) and it was Secret Santa Swap time!
This was my gift! Isn't it cool? Royce is a mixed media artist (among other talents) and her work is amazing! I am totally in love with the industrial feel...see the watch piece on the left?! I was so happy to receive this and will find a special place to display it in all it's glory!
Here is a little close up detail. Royce does all the metal work herself...she is a very multi-talented lady! If you want to check out more of her work, here is a link to her blog!
Another fun event was the Dirty Santa Swap! Sounds awful right? Not so much! Each member brought a wrapped package of fabric equalling one yard. You draw numbers and in numerical order, pick a package to open. However...if you like any fabric that has already been opened, you can take it. Hence the 'dirty' part!
I had a great time. I think everyone did. Officially for me, the holidays have started.