Monday, December 16, 2013

Secret Santa Swap

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 was lucky enough to procure this delicious Tula Pink fabric!  It changed hands a few times before it landed in my tight grip...I wasn't going to let it go!!

I had a great time.  I think everyone did.  Officially for me, the holidays have started.


  1. I love the fabric you got, I can just see you sqeezing it! That all sounds like a good time, nice group of gals, and having Britt along will make it easier. So glad you are enjoying this phase of your life now!

    1. Thanks Cindy! We had a great day and many more to come!


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