Many contributed to the kids’ goodie bag that I think it would have been fun to be a kid again! LOL!
Many too contributed to the members’ goodie bag. There were so many lovely things, many handmade, which got everyone going ooh and aaahh as we went through the items contributed.
This was my contribution to the goodie bags, all handmade, and embroidered by Em, my faithful embroidery machine.
A big thank you to all who had contributed to both the kids’ goodie bags and the members’ goodie bags.
Mel brought a lot of things which got many excited. I think Mel’s craft always has a way of getting everyone excited – without fail! LOL!
Alas, I just realised that I never got to taste it. I guess the harrowing experience earlier and the fall (yup! I fell) I had during the run of the meet somehow got me a little ‘dizzy’.
As in previous years, there were lots of foods.
|The Fried Beehoon (top left) is really delicious, and I just |
love the patty on the top right hand corner. Yum!
|Rose (left) and Radha|
|Nasi Lemak (left) and curry puffs|
|Top left: Jackie, Margaret, Sally, and Usha's two daughters|
In the mean time, we also set up an area using the pool table for those with a craft business to set up stall, and Sally came loaded with so many cute owls and handbag handles.
|From left: Aina (Sabariah's daughter), Sally, Jackie|
I also finally decided to get some handbag handles in red, brown and, you guessed it, pink! Told you I couldn't resist it! LOL!
|From left: Sabariah, Zarina, Paul|
From the Postage Fund Stall, we managed to collect RM164.00! It exceeded our target of RM120.00!
I think it was a very idea to have the members bring stash they feel they no longer need or want and sell them off for a good cause.
At precisely 2.00pm, we got the hardanger demo started.
I had taken two weeks to prepare for the demo, doing up step by step samples so that I may properly teach or shall I say guide, those interested to give hardanger a go. I had used a freebie chart from the Krenik website by Patricia Andrle available on the internet for the demo.
I had allocated 1 hour for the demo, but I have this one impatient student *grin* , she knows who she is....LOL!....and kept pestering me to speed up and just get right to the step where you have to do the cutting. LOL!
|From left: Sabariah, me, Radha, Janet|
I must seem like a very slow teacher to her. LOL! *grin* Right, Teacher SMZ? *wink* She even tested me to see if I could answer her question. LOL! *grin* Very funny!
|Seen here everyone paying close attention when I was |
doing the cutting. I think no one even breathed! LOL!
Tini drew one of the gifts from Lillie which was packed with plenty of goodies, one of which is this lovely hat pincushion which I have been wanting to learn how to make for the longest time!
|Seen here Sabariah 'sulking' because she didn't |
win the lovely pincushion *grin*
The prizes were worn by Janet for the 1st posting, and Zarina, for the 30th posting.
Next up was the opening of the Hostess Gift. It wasn’t compulsory for anyone to make a Hostess Gift, but some of us feel that we should appreciate Rose for graciously opening up her lovely home to host the Meet . I just hope her hubby didn’t regret offering up their house to host the Meet as we realy did make so much noise as we squealed in excitement at every gift that was revealed, almost bringing down the roof of the house! LOL!
Here's are the lovely Hostess Gifts Rose received.
This is the one I made for her.
A close-up of the back and front of the scissor case.
The next event was the highlight and the most anticipated of the Meet which got everyone squealing in excitement from start to end. LOL! It was the drawing of the Anniversary Gift Exchange to see who gets what from whom. *grin*
I had 2 pieces as I drew on behalf of Carla, and one for myself. Carla just gave me a stern lecture for eating up her share of the Ferero Rocher! LOL! *wink*
|Left: Margaret with Diane's gift that is going to Lillie; Mel with the |
gift she got from Janet. Cute, huh? Mel and the apron! LOL! *wink*
|A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated|
I can still hear Anna squealling in excitement when she opened up the purse packed full of buttons! LOL!
After months of preparing for the event, I woke up the next day feeling like I am missing something.