After our luncheon yesterday, our Dixie Diva Christmas party moved into Ricci's livingroom where we met for our gift exchange.
We drew names last Christmas, so we had a year to think about our special Diva and what gifts she might enjoy. Our limit is $25, but there is no cap on creativity.
Margaret asked to go first. *That should have been our clue that something was up.
Very officially Margaret stood in front of our group and stated that she is beginning a new tradition for the Dixie Divas. She has created the "Diva Delight of The Year" award. One special person would be honored to carry the award with them for one year. It will be then be passed on to the next lucky Diva. We had a random drawing and Bev's name came up first.
One time I saw a bumper sticker that read "Put on your big girl panties and just deal with it".
Maybe this could be the new Diva mantra? (*I've put it before the Diva's for a a vote).
Hey, dress it up, dress it down. Add a ribbon or a pin. Who knows what this Diva Delight Award might look like at next year. I already have so many ideas when it's my turn. I know the award needs at least a few covered buttons.
The make- up came completely off as we laughed until tears rolled down our cheeks. Those Diva's!
Margaret was the first to give her gift to Melissa. We all tried to be polite as Melissa received this lovely...um... what is that thing exactly? The twine comes out of the fox mouth and then you use the scissor glasses to cut the desired length.
Margaret was up to her shenanegans again. This was a gag gift.
Margaret actually made Melissa a nice Christmas wall hanging.
Ricci works for Superior Threads and received a nice gift certificate. We love shopping there and you can never have enough Superior thread.
Pat made Bev a Christmas card holder.
The sides of each tree are open and cards can be tucked from the right and from the left.
Bev made Jan K. this wonderful bag to carry her quilts in. The fabric is often used for the outdoor furniture, and is slick. It makes quilts slide easily into the bag, and is also weather proof.
Verny's favorite holiday is Halloween. Jan K. made her this cute candle mat out of wool.
Jan K brought this show and tell. She took John Flynn's class when he was in town a few weeks ago.
I love her use of color.
Ricci drew my name this year, and handed me this large present.
As good girl friends go, she knows what I like.
Inside the jar was stacked with fat quarters of BUTTONISHY fabric. Yes, I will be in covered button heaven.
I can hardly wait to start playing with these.
Inside the jar was also a little box. When I opened it, I had to catch my breath. Ricci knows how I love pin toppers AND Millefiori. How she managed to find the two combined is amazing.
Thank you Ricci! I love, love, love my presents.
And Divas: You are the dearest friends ever and you make me laugh and laugh.