Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creative Females Holiday Gift Exchange

Monday night we had our rug hooking meeting and holiday gift exchange. Everyone brought a dish to share for dinner and a handmade gift for their secret partner. Before we got started we had a little share and tell. This wonderful owl rug was hooked by Katie and it says
"Who are you?" on the bottom edge. Love all the textures of the wool she used and the deep blues of the night sky. She is the same hooker that made the "Bite Me!" rug with the gator last month.

Penny's home was decorated with all manner of Christmas goodies. Plenty of sparkle and glitter!
Every nook and corner had wonderful things to delight us all.

Anne S. finished up her "Hot Donna" rug and it will now go to it's new owners. Hot Donna is the chicken that survived the "tea fire" here in Santa Barbara.
Penny shared her latest "Circles" wall piece with her favorite colors.
This is the little pillow I hooked for Rochelle for our gift exchange.
Pepa's collage with a Roller derby theme.
Katie's rusty wreath for Barbara...
Annie made a holder for wool rug strips out of 1850's quilt fabric for Anne S.
Rochelle made me this beautiful necklace with amethyst, onyx and silver beads.
I think Jean made this for Maren...a fun hot pad for the table.
Maren quilted this beautiful table runner for Carol using a technique that she learned the weekend before. Lots of ooohs and ahhhs!
Carol's wonderful "Crows" chair pad went to Fran.
Penny's incredible glass sculpture found a new home.
Barbara made this cool acorn and bead garland.
Anne S. made this sweet little box with a portrait of Pepa's doggie, Rocky in the center, inside a handmade beaded bracelet. And she made a ceramic mug with Rocky's name on it and we all got to feast on her famous chocolate cake and cookie treats later on.
Fran made this felted wool rug for Sydney with a needle felted design.
Sue made this cute bird heart ornament for Jean.
Syd made lovely cards of her art work for Annie-a great collection of drawings, pastels and paintings.
We had a great time enjoying each others company, sharing our gifts, sampling all the dishes, drinking the hot mulled cider and two scrumptious desserts and our little bag of take home cookies. I feel so lucky to have all these fiber artist friends to play with!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You are indeed lucky!! What great gifts you all made ~ exceptional gifts!! Merry Christmas!!

Carol said...

What a great event. So much talent and fun! Enjoyed very much.

Alicia Bullinger Kay said...

Hi Mary, I just checked out your blog after seeing it posted on the Welcome Mat. What an amazing assortment of gifts and talented friends who made them. What really caught my eye is the owl by Katie...It is truly superb. Please ask her to join the welcome mat, I bet I'm not the only one who would love to see more of her artwork. Thanks for sharing, Alicia Kay