I have ticked most things off my Christmas to-do, and this morning saw another one done. I assembled these .......
....... ready to ice the Christmas cake. I brushed the cake with warmed apricot jam and unrolled the icing
I don't like marzipan, but Malcolm does, so we compromise with marzipan fruits, so that Malcolm gets one with each slice of cake. After years of cutting out fabric leaves for applique, it didn't take long to cut out some in the leftover icing
safely stowed away ready for Christmas Day
then it was off to patch'n'chat for our party. We were welcomed with a glass of mulled wine, and the latest Australian magazines , which had just been delivered to the shop
Margaret had decorated the tables (that's Katy sitting at the table)
and of course there was food - lots of food
Cathy's husband Colin played carols for us
we had fun pulling our crackers and letting off the party poppers ....... and of course eating far too much
Margaret's hat played a tune, and the end danced about!
Kay had brought in two quilts that she had longarm quilted. First was Maureen's lovely applique quilt
in contrast, Cath's quilt is a riot of colour
I took a set of notecards for everyone
and Sheena had chocolate for everyone - as I had eaten so much, I gave mine to Malcolm
over the course of the afternoon, everyone who visited the ladies came back through giggling, but wouldn't say why ...... but they all said to take the camera when I went. Margaret had decorated the toilet seat! And when you lifted the lid, the bell on Santa's hat jingled!
Well, that's it for this year!! I am taking a break and will be back on Monday 6th of January. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014.
Love Anne xx