Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas - Nativity

 The Reason for the Season!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 9 - JSS 2011 Christmas Post Party

 Grapevine, Texas - Main Street Christmas Tree dances with colored lights.

The Quilting Depot doors open for JSSers to gather.

 In the afternoon after lunch we had time to stitch and relax.
Sally, Karen, Peggy, Lynn, LaLa and Pam
Pam already has her brown-bag-challenge-
gift quilt from Susan - hanging on the design wall.
Kay and Nancy were there too.
Dede, Patti & LaNelle joined us later.

Time for some fun pictures.
Kay and LaLa - Big Grins!

 Sally and Nancy

After a few grins we walked down the street.

 Farina's outdoor dining room had our reserved table by the fireside.

Pam, LaNelle, Patti, Dede, Karen
LaLa, Sally, Peggy, Judy & Lynn
 Pam brought her reading glasses with HEADLIGHTS!

This expressive gal is wearing a stunning coat and hat!!!
 The reading glasses were passed around.
Have quilting tools will travel....
Peggy's hat is just TOO cute!
The light of the fireplace was not that bright.
The reading glasses with HEADLIGHTS came in handy!
Food is ordered.
Time for some more FUN FUN pictures!

 Patti, Lynn & Judy
Just in case you can't recognize us...

 LaNelle, Lynn, Patti & Pam
 Here is a better picture of Peggy's hat.
Karen had a cute hat too!

How can a moustache be so funny...

 Judy with Sally
 Judy with Lynn
Judy with Santa
 Lynn and LaLa with........
Dede and Pam with.....
 Time for some wine.
Time for some conversation.
Time for delicious food!
All in all - a memorable evening
to finalize the JSS 2011 Christmas celebrations.

Friday, December 9, 2011

December 8 - JSS 2011 Christmas Party -"Brown Bag" Exchange

JSS 2011 Christmas Party tables are beautiful!
JSSers know how to set a spread!

The beaded ornaments glistened, glowed and danced in the sunlight!

 Sally knows how to display the treats!
JSSers know how to bring a variety of goodies.

JSSers know how to grin-
and it sure looks like they are
Silly Suz!!!
Show 'n tell, door prizes, guessing games....

Sueme, Sue, Peggy, LaLa,
Patt, Lynn and Dede -
JSSers know how to line up
for show 'n tell!
Jules show 'n tell is a Christmas tree skirt.
She KNOWs how to paper piece!

Madelyn's show 'n tell is
"Three Sheets to the Wind."

 JSSers know how to dress in red!
JSSers know how to dress in green!
JSSers know how to share what they love!
JSSers know how to love what they share!

Gloria and Gretchen know how to radiate smiles!
Karen, LaLa, Dede and Pam
await the big reveal!

"Brown Bags" become Beautiful Bags!!! 
JSSers know how to gift wrap.
Now let's see if they know their own fabric!
 Sueme made Barb's brown bag quilt.
Before LaLa received her brown bag from a JSSer
she showed the table runner from her Austin bee.
Peggy made LaLa's JSS quilt.
LaLa gave the same Christmas candy cane fabric
in her Austin bee as well as JSS bee.
 Pam made Cindy's
Suz made Susan's 
Davene made Suz's.
Patt made Tracie's 
 Karen made Peggy's.
Karen worked on the quilt at retreat
right out-in-the-open
and then added the border at home
from the brown bag.
Judy Roybal made Madelyn's.
Tracie made Sally's 
Sally made Patti's 
Sally's quilt had a "story."
Short version is - Sally made the quilt,
then turned around and found the brown bag
with the fabric still safely tucked in the bag,
not in the quilt.
Sue made Judy Roybal's. 
 Cindy made Sueme's.
Barb made Patt's. 
Nancy made Karen's.
Susan cut a "very few" pieces from Pam's fabric. 
Susan made Pam's applique quilt. 
LaLa made Davene's.
 Patti made Sue's
Madelyn made Nancy's.

Once again JSSers come-through with superior creativity!
From the top of our heads
to the tips of our toes,
JSSers know how to PARTY!!!