JSS Christmas Party – Part 1

OK, y’all, I took a bajillion pictures during our most fabulous Christmas party last week.  So, rather than post them all in one blog, I need to spread them out over 2 or 3 blogs. So here goes …

First up… Thank you, thank you, thank you to Sally for hostessing a wonderful party!  So much fun and laughter!  And as Annelle says “We will never see flamingos the same again!”

Sally-and-her-flamingosThere was lots of great food so there was lots of fun time visiting in the kitchen!

Visiting-in-the-kitchenAfter the food and conversation, there were three major items on the agenda.  Block exchange, show and tell and, last but not least, the pin cushion Chinese auction exchange.

Block Exchange

Bags were setup in Sally’s guest room so everyone participating could slip the blocks they made for each other into the appropriate bags.

Exchange-Block-BagsJudy gave everyone (even those not in the block exchange) a slip of paper with an interesting question and a number.  Some of the questions were “What is your favorite quilting tool?” or “What’s your favorite block?” or “Tell us about an interesting quilt shop” or “What’s your favorite cookie?” …  I know the answer to that one – me!

So first up was Sally!  She answered her question and then got to open up her blocks.

Sally-with-her-blocksLinda J followed up and got these beautiful heart blocks.Linda-J-with-her-blocksJan wasn’t a participant in the block exchange but had a fun time describing her favorite quilting tool – her whacker (aka rotary cutter).

Jan-with-no-blocksPeggy got some very pretty red and white blocks.  I think she looks happy!

Peggy-with-her-blocksAs our newest newby Annelle didn’t do the block exchange but after answering her question, she pretended she was Nancy and opened hers…

Annelle-with-no-blocksAnnelle-opens-Nancy's-blockThen it was my turn… I don’t have a picture of my blocks from the party (since I was taking the pictures) so here they are up on my design wall.  I also have 8 from last year’s block exchange so this is going to be a wonderful quilt.  Thank you to everyone who made me a block!  I cherish each and every one of them!

My-block-exchange-blocksWe had several ask for these wonderful house blocks.  Here is Karen with her blocks.  I made one and I love the pattern.  This may be fun to do next year!

Karen-with-her-blocksGloria was up next to answer one of the questions…

Gloria-reads-her-questionAnd then Barb answered her question…

Barb-with-no-blocks-but-newLanelle was up next with her question “what’s your favorite cookie?”  She knew the correct answer right off the bat!

LanelleMadelyn somehow turned her requested 5 blocks into 20!  Pretty cool… I’ll have to remember that trick next year too!

Madelyn-with-her-blocksDavene went from requesting the most difficult block in the world last year (which resulted in her divine Mea Culpa quilt) to the easiest block this year.  Thank you Davene!

Davene-with-her-blocksDede with no blocks but a question to answer and a surprise … Pam!!!


Suz will eventually collect enough of these cute spool blocks to make a wonderful quilt!

Suz-with-her-blocksLynda requested Civil War blocks.  She might want to share that spool block with Suz! 🙂

Lynda-with-her-blocksSue Gallo wasn’t in on the block exchange but answered her question and was greatly admired for her fabulous taste in boots!

Sue-Gallo-with-no-blocksThen Sue substituted in for the missing Marianne – opening up her blocks:

Sue-opens-Marianne's-blocksJules very descriptively answering her question …

JulianaPatti was thrilled with her Sunbonnet Sue blocks.  I did one of these and it was so much fun!

Patti-with-her-blocksSue H. was one of the house block girls…aren’t they pretty?

Sue-H-with-her-blocksNewby Judy with her question to answer…

She was followed by Lynn … who, like Madelyn, worked magic to make 14 blocks out of 7.  Y’all are tricky!

Lynns-blocksConnie was up next … yes, the California gals were there!!!

Connie-answers-her-questionAnd here’s Lala (aka Linda)…

Lala-laughingLala participated long distance and asked for New Year’s Eve blocks.

Lala-with-her-blocksCindy up next to answer her question and questions about her upcoming move to the Houston area.  She must come back once a month for bee day (and to see her grand kids)!

Cindy-with-her-questionMona asked for these really cool blocks:

Mona-with-her-blocksLast but not least in the block exchange was Judy.  Love these baskets!  I have this pattern too.  Maybe I should do baskets next year instead of houses. Hmmmm…

Judy-with-her-blocksThat takes care of the block exchange.  I think it was time for lunch!

Show and tell and the pin cushion exchange will be coming soon ….

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