It was great to see so many people there and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did!
Thanks especially to everyone who gave me such lovely gifts and said some really lovely things about how much you enjoy the crops and classes. Although Lainey and I work hard throughout the year preparing classes and organising events, we know that it all wouldn't be possible with you gang supporting us each month and making everything so enjoyable. It's a privilege to know you all and I feel very lucky to have met such lovely women through this fantastic hobby!
We kicked off the day at 10am and everyone grabbed their seats and did some shopping before the tea and mince pies arrived.
For the next 6 hours we cropped, chatted, laughed, ate lunch, munched on LOADS of goodies and had great fun!
Well done to Isobel for organising the Kris Kindle. All of the gifts were fantastic and there were lots of very happy people by the end of the present giving.
There were quite a few birthdays being celebrated as well as Audrey's forthcoming wedding so Lainey organised a gorgeous chocolate cake. We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Linda, Kiki, Marlen, Anne and Julie M and everyone got a chance to blow out the candles!
Then it was time for Audrey's big surprise ...
Carrie had organised a beautiful art piece made up of decorated paper tiles to celebrate the big day. Lots of Audrey's friends created tiles and Carrie put them all together in this fantastic piece!
Huge congrats and good wishes to Audrey and Joe on their big day next Monday 22nd December!!
Here's Isobel, Denise, Elaine and Val looking very festive:
and Siobhan and Jackie:
Shirley and Ali:
Marian, Tracy and Pam:
Elisa, Kiki and Lynn:
Mary and Carrie:
Fiona pretending to do a bit of work LOL!
Anne getting crafty and enjoying the day:
Gertie getting into the Christmas spirit:
We gave out some prizes and well done to Lynn, Adrienne, Jillian for winning the beautiful Christmas table arrangements made by my very talented mum! Well done also to the five lucky ladies who won €20.00 vouchers for TheScrapbookstore.ie
A very Happy Christmas and may 2009 bring you all you wish for!!