Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Break Up  2012 – Tuesday 27th November

Music Silent night

Around 56 members got together to celebrate the end of year Christmas break up.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly.

Xms Tree

Our day was organized by our wonderful event co-ordinator, Ineke.  Thank you Ineke for all the work you put into the day and thank you also to your many helpers.

Ineke 2

Ineke – still smiling!

Ineke laughing

Something very, very funny??

To start the ball rolling our very own Toowoomba Quilters Choir struck up a note with “Silent Night”.

TQ Choir

Then there was a mad stampede into the kitchen for morning tea.

Morn Tea rush

And here is why……. yum, yum.

Morn Tea tableMT Santa cakesMorning Tea

Our tables were beautifully decorated with work by members and the walls were clad in wonderful Christmas quilts and other items.

Kitchen Convenors

Our wonderful kitchen convenors, Lyn L and Leanne who had a very, very busy day and did such an excellent job in keeping the food coming.

Table Decoration

S & T 2

S & T 3

S & T 4S & T 5

Music quiltPatty cakes S & TShow & Tell Wallshow & tell wall 2Table Decorationtable runners F suleyXmas Cloth Fay SXmas pin dollsXmas pin dolls close upXmas Quilts

Xmas Stitchery

Santa Dianne C

Members dressed up all Christmassy for the day.

Chris Mel Carol HeatherDot Gabrielle Joan PJanelle BarbJoan, Val, Lyn C , Lyn L

Judy FLola, Maureen, LorelleLyn H, Barb, Dianne, VonnieLyn, Louise, Kathy SallyMarilyn, Glenda, Lola

Vicki L, Sharon, PennyVicky and Fay

Lyle was resplendent in her outfit with these really cool shoes to match!

Lyle Xmas dressLyles Shoes

…and Vicky looked very Christmassy in this tartan number.

Vicki Xmas dress

Then it was lunch time.

Meats TablePunchSalad quaill eggsSalad TableSalad Table 2SweetsSweets Tartlets

After lunch we had a very special visitor.

Santa aka Sheila D


Santa Arriving

Santa aka Sheila D.

Santa giving gifts

Santa w Lyle

Santa gave out gifts from the secret santa.  To receive a gift, the member was asked to bring along a handmade gift to swap.

The members sat in a circle and Sheila K read out a Christmas story using the words ‘left’ and ‘right’ (a lot).  The parcels were to-ing and fro-ing for quite sometime before each participating member received their gift

Secret santa table

Secret santa gift table.

Sheila at gift giving

Sheila reading us a story.

Old ladies

Sheila & Ineke doing their old lady skit.

Wishing all the readers of this blog and members of Toowoomba Quilters a very Merry Christmas and very best wishes for the New Year.