Yesterday afternoon was special. It was the time that my friend Lucie and I had set aside to get together at her house to exchange our Christmas gifts.
Being creatures of habit, Lucie and I always sit at her kitchen table where we solve all the problems of the world over cups and cups of tea. While Lucie was boiling the water, I strolled around her kitchen, snapping pictures of her cozy kitchen all decked out for Christmas to share with you.
We know each other’s likes and dislikes very well and every year we try to find that extra special something. This year we decided that our gifts were all going to be hand made by us.
Lucie went first.
She was absolutely thrilled with my Tisket-A-Tasket quilt that I had been working on over the past twelve months, a block at a time as the patterns were made available on the 5th of every month. Lucie loves working with wool as much as I do and one of her comments to me was…”You must really like me in order to have used so much wool from your stash!”
Then it was my turn.
Can you see the card that Lucie made and do you get it? The ornament is just darling, depicting two primitive snowmen and a Christmas tree in a sack filled with ‘snow’ and all a- glitter with mica flakes.
Then there were some aged chenille candy canes and this gorgeous seasonal penny rug all of which appear in my new header photo above. Lucie must really like me too because she used quite a bit of her wool as well! *wink*
It was a great afternoon spent with a dear friend and rather than solve the problems of the world while sipping our tea as we usually do, we discussed our plans for the new year. We decided that 2010 will be the year to finish our ufo’s and to keep new projects to a minimum. Let’s see if we can stick to our good intentions.