August 2, 2009

Christmas In July In August!

Every Sewing Basket of Victoria (SBOV) meeting has themes, and today's theme is Christmas in July, in August. We could not meet in July so we had our meeting in August. It was lovely because this way we have Christmas in winter instead of in the summer. It was very nice to have a heater on and to have nice warm clothes. I have chosen red for our theme today. We agreed to bring small handmade gifts for exchange as well as making something too.

This is us posing for a photo before we started our day. We all dressed up as Christmassy as we could. I was wearing this beautiful velvet dress that I only wore once at DS's wedding. It's red and warm. Lynette always wear a hat at every occasion and Lynda was with her decorated Christmas t-shirt.

These are the little gifts I made for Lynette and Lynda. Little pillow ornaments with cross stitches on the front and Christmas fabric on the back.

The poinsettia was leftover from last Christmas. The green shoots are starting to show, but the red leaves are still visible. You can see the table setting with unopened gifts.

Lynette is showing off her Granny rug that she rescued. She re-purposed it with her handy work of crochet around the edges and some hand crochet flower motives. It's Lynette's pride and joy. It looks such a happy and colourful rug.


10 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Well now that sounds like fun. Xmas in july. That would be fun for almost everyone now wouldn't it? Good to see big smiles on people's faces!! Blessings to you. Tammy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good Morning Natima...and look you even have cherries on the table...yumm!!! Love the red velvet...I have some red velvet too in a coat looks similarish to the one you are wearing...now maybe I will wear it when we meet!!! A good day...Merry Christmas in July in August...have a great day...Dzintra♥x

blushing rose said...

Merry Christmas Natima ... you had quite a lovely festive celebration together. I love your little cross stitch gifts. HAve a beautiful week. TTFN ~Marydon

Frog Quilter said...

How fun to have Christmas in August... Like the mini pillows. My past passion was counted cross stitch.

ivoryspring said...

What a fun gathering, Natima!!! Lovely friends, lovely gifts! Merry Christmas in "August"! HAHAHA.
Hugs.

The Faerie Queen said...

Hi Natima, I do so much love your velvet dress. Hope your day was great, I like the sound of xmas in July/Aug. lol. Xmas in every month if I could afford it. :):) hugz xxx

belinda said...

You ladies are so cute in all your Christmas finery!!

Micki said...

I love Christmas in July, and our guild had a wonderful time with it too!
Micki

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Nat, I missed Christmas In July this year......looks like you had some fun....lovely pillow ornaments....hugs lyn

Serena said...

Merry belated Christmas in July. Sounds like such a fun day! You and your friends seem to have so much fun!

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