As faithful readers know, stitching makes me happy. Stitching WITH FRIENDS takes me to a state of bliss. Throw some mouth-watering delectables into the mix? Practically euphoria! Munch and make, a craft gathering with neighbor ladies, has returned after a three-year hiatus. (OK, I knew it had been a long time, but really three years? Yes, pandemic first and then life, busy life. Anyway ...)
One friend plied her needle on the table runner you see at left. And do you know, she gave it to me at the end of the afternoon? I was SOOOOO touched.
How about this quilt? My neighbor is a prolific quilter and prefers to have one quilt at a time in production. On the day of our gathering, she was finishing the binding. You probably cannot see it, but the corners of the quilt have nests with little eggs in them. Love the plump birds on this incredible work of art.
Everyone brought goodies - sugar-free chocolate, oat cookies, lemon blueberry ricotta cake, fresh fruit. The panda nestled among the munchies was hand-made by another neighbor during our gathering.
My project is the cross-stitch for my sister that I first shared in this January post. It's coming along nicely; I am head over heels in love with the blackwork patterns that make up the flower at the center of the design by Lesley Teare.
I hope to have another Munch and Make in mid-March - watch this space!
I am joining Lee Anna at I Like Thursday this week. The prompt is "What thoughtful things does your special person do for you, or you do for them?" Spousal Unit brings me coffee in bed most mornings, a routine that began when I retired. He has always been the cook in our family - even though it is one of his "responsibilities" in the house, I still consider the effort he puts into cooking overall, and finding new recipes (almost always a hit), to be one of the things about him that I truly appreciate. Occasionally, I try to surprise him. A note left in an unexpected place, or candy just for fun. After Valentine's Day, I perused the on-sale Valentine's candy and was delighted to find this. It would be a long story to explain the boxer shorts with the hearts, but it has a funny meaning for us!
Linking to Mosaic Monday