Saturday, 19 December 2009

Ornament Exchange

At the Trillium Embroidery Guild December meeting last week, we celebrated the festive season by having pot luck snacks and sweets. Another tradition is to exchange hand stitched ornaments. Participation in the exchange is voluntary but even if one doesn't participate, it's fun to watch how the exchange works. When it is your turn to select a wrapped ornament, you may either take one that hasn't been claimed yet or steal one from someone who has already selected one. Once all the packages have been selected, they're opened and the recipients display the ornament they received on the bulletin board and learns who it was that crafted it.

Here are this year's ornaments from the exchange: (click on photo for detail)

This one was two-sided:

And this covered box wasn't technically an 'ornament' but certainly a beautiful seasonal item:

During the meetings, when we're not learning something, ooohing and aaahing over someone's work or, in the case of last week's meeting, eating and drinking, we go around and look at things people have brought in to show off.

The (Whitby) Trillium Embroidery Guild meets from 7pm to 9pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from September to June at the Whitby Public Library (Central Branch). Interested stitchers are welcome to attend their first meeting for free. Thereafter it's $5 per meeting or $40 for the year's membership.Interested? Come and join us! The next meeting will be on January 20, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. I so wish I could come Geri because I have always loved embroidery so much. I was never that good at it though.