Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Little Help from my Friends

First of all I would like to thank all of you who took time from your busy schedule to make my mom feel welcome. She was so excited. She so appreciated all you comments. My heart was so full of gratitude to all of you for all your kind comments. I knew you would come through for me but I never imagined the kind things you would say about me. Thanks!!!!

I feel a little guilty asking for your help again but I need a few good ideas. I am co chairing my quilt guild's Christmas party, and I am looking for fun ideas. What have you done in the past that you enjoyed. Look forward to hearing from you creative and generous ladies. Thanks! Have a great day!!!
Em

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  1. I have only been part of my guild for a short time and have had one Christmas with them so far. I really liked that people signed up to decorate a table. It was so fun to see how over the top some of these ladies went with their fancy dishes etc. It made eating at the table extra enjoyable and we each got a little gift. This year they are doing a little gift exchange. If you want to participate you bring a gift. The people that brought a gift will go home with a gift. Should be fun!

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  2. We did a "yankee gift swap". Everyone had to bring a hand made gift costing less than $10 (you can set the amount at whatever you feel comfortable with). You are to bring it in a brown paper bag. Then everyone sits in a circle or 2 depending on how large the group is, with their gift. All the gifts are placed on the floor in the center of the circle. The amount of people are counted up. If there are 25 people then you will have 25 small pieces of paper numbered from 1-25 placed in a basket, hat, or container. Then the 1st person takes a number and so on. Who ever has #1 goes 1st and takes a bag from the middle and opens it and shows it to everyone. The person with #2 goes next and can either take from the middle or take #1's gift. If they take #1's gift they get to take another bag from the middle and show it to everyone. Then #3 goes and can take from either 1 or 2 or from the middle and so on. Once all 25 have gone, then #1 has the opportunity to take a gift from anyone, because she didn't have the opportunity to steal from anyone, she was only allowed to take from the middle. It is really fun to do. Try it!

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  3. Love your mom's work. Thanks for sharing her with us. We usually have a potluck dinner and have a homemade gift exchange. We've played a game called left right center and each contribute a fat quarter to the game. Winner takes all.

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  4. something we did at a church party one time...pass around a new roll of toilet paper...oops....better not tell the rest in case some of your quild people read your blog...wouldn't want to spoil the punch line....email me if you are interested in knowing the rest of the story!

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  5. Hi Em, with our quilting group we normally put a name in a hat and draw a person who we make a gift for, there normally is a theme ie needlecase, small quilt,or sometimes whatever you want to make.We call it Kris Kringle and then we place the gifts in a sack and draw out the persons gift.A lot of fun. Regards Lyn

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  6. Hi Emily,

    I just found your blog. I've been searching your name with no luck, but I was on the phone with mom today trying to help her update her blog..... not so easy over the phone! and found your link.

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