Thursday, December 15, 2011

Purple Cats Holiday Extravaganza or Lunch at Elements

The Purple Cat Christmas lunch is always one of my favorite events of the season. As usual, we never stopped talking, laughing, or sharing some crazy story. I love these ladies.
The gift theme this year was These Are a Few of My Favorite things. It is always fun to see how we each put together our gift baskets.
Miss Ronda got to open her gift first...a handmade table runner and pocket book (among other lovely things). Linda, you are amazing! Another adapted original design...
Next was Carol...who received gifts from the resident dishaholic. A honey pot, honey, acorn plate, Smartwool socks and...chocolate. Of course.
Ronda's gift to Leisa was in her favorite Beautiful handmade pin cushion, Ginghers, bracelet, buttons and the staple, chocolate!

Leisa looks good in red, don't you think?

Here's a peek into Leisa's delectable gift basket for Linda. A wool Christmas tree (what are you going to do with all that yummy wool?), a beautiful magazine, and other delights.

A tisket, A tasket...a wool project filled Basket!

Jill wasn't the least bit delighted with her gift put together by Lisa. Whatever!

She is now the happy owner of the recipe for Salted Honey Caramels, complete with Fleur de Sel, a candy thermometer, authentic Garlick honey, and a beautiful baking dish.

You may have noticed that Kris is really into color so this was the perfect gift. Antique beads, spools of gorgeous colored threads, buttons, and a book (hollow) in which to hide her stash of Dove Dark chocolate. Yippee! (Someone should have told her she really needed to reapply some lipstick!)

It was so fun to watch each person open their gift and watch their expressions. Carol hand crafted this amazing applique board, included a darling thread guide, and a set of enviable Stabilo pens. Lucky Lisa!

Hail, hail, the Purple Cats are all here. What a blessing to be in this fabulous group for all these years. May there be many more quilts, projects, and treasures to come!

And I heard her exclaim 'ere she flew off to Chile,
Once I get on that plane, Merry Christmas to me!

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