The theme for the December Preview Party for In Between Stitches was Toyland. The tables were decorated by the wonderful customers, staff and teachers. The tables were so inviting.
Quilters started lining up early to enter the Toyland created in the event center at the Purple Orchid in Livermore.
My friend Chris, brought out her Nostalgic Christmas pillow to show me. This is going to be a surprise gift for a family member.
The room was full of anticipation....just like Christmas morning.
There were quilts hanging all around the room so everyone could see the quilt class offerings starting in January.
Here I am with my sister Gail. The Dear Jane quilt is pretty amazing in back of us. Carrie, a staff member, made this quilt AND she is making another one too!
You'll see me working with my buddy Lisa (in red) on Mondays.
Here is just a sample of some of the classes for the next quarter.
I'll bet you haven't seen this one before......wink!
The catered lunch was so good! It was a never ending table of food.
We had a surprise visit from Santa. This is Santa Mike, our long-time family friend.
Santa made his rounds through the room and hammed it up with the girls.
Gail has known Santa just as long as I've known Santa. In fact, Santa will be at our home this Sunday to surprise all of my grandchildren with a special visit.
"Now Elaine.....have you been a good girl this year????" Elaine is hysterically funny and keeps me in stitches!
There were many other quilts offered as classes, but this photographer was asleep at the switch. I was so engrossed seeing all of the offerings displayed by the instructors......I forgot to take pictures. By the end of the party everyone was full, happy and had signed up for lots of classes to begin their year of quilting in 2013.
I'll be writing Christmas cards today......and maybe I can sneak in a little quilting between naps. It's been a busy few days.