Friday, December 11, 2009

My Secret Santa

Tomorrow is the day that my extended family will be coming to town for a Christmas gathering...and also the day that the CyberBee holds its annual Christmas potluck and Secret Santa gift exchange. Since I will not be able to attend the CyberBee meeting, my friends Jean and Janice came over and picked up my Secret Santa gift to deliver...and brought mine to me! My Secret Santa was Jean!
Since CyberBee members have been together fifteen years or more, we often know a lot about each other's interest, tastes, type of quilting, etc. And we also get to list colors and "stuff" we like in a database. So, these gifts are often very eagerly anticipated and special.
Jean brought me a wonderful bag of goodies to appeal to the artist in me!

Transforming Fabric by Carolyn Dahl...

The Uncommon Quilter by Jeanne Williamson...

Some of the lovely, sparkly "Fantasy Fiber," also sold as Angelina, which I tend to add to all my art quilts and postcards...
For more sparkle, some Fantasy Film, also sold as Textiva...and a new product called Magic Mesh which I can't wait to try! It looks like self-adhesive cheesecloth!

One of my all-time favorite products, hand-dyed Tussah Silk Tops from Myrna Ficken (somebody has been paying attention to my blog posts!) for use in needle-felting or other fiber products like my shawls...another product that is new to me, Paper Cord Ribbon Trim, which should be fun to twist and curl and add to post cards and other fun creations...and, after all these nice things, something just a little naughty...a reindeer that poops candy! That should be the hit of all the five-year-olds at the party tomorrow...

And to top it all off, on the day that I received all these lovely surprises, it was Jean's birthday! I did remember her day with a red poinsettia.

Hope all the CyberBee members enjoy their special surprises tomorrow...I will post pictures of the package I made after the excitement dies down this weekend!

2 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Well Jean did a wonderful job shopping for you. A few of those things I have never even heard of. This is really special because Jean typically doesn't use that kind of stuff in her work so she really paid attention to you and your art. How sweet.
I wonder where she got that mesh and film? Etc Crafts? or the internet? I'd love to try some of that. Have fun with all those goodies and books Jeanne!

Vicki W said...

Can Jean be my Santa?