Thursday, 18 December 2014

The Tuesday Girls Christmas Party



Well it's that time of the year again where we celebrate our Christmas for another year...
I am sitting here, shaking my head, wondering how the year could possibly have gone past so fast...
Anyhow, I am going to start with this photo of us at our local "Café on Cusack", why, well just because I think it is a great photo...  Never a dull moment when you are with these girls and today was no exception..
We started the day at my place, a little morning tea before our lunch..  Last year we had so much fun
filling a Bon Bon for a swap that we decided to do it again this year...
There are always rules for swaps and our Bon Bon swap was no different...
Inside your Bon Bon there had to be 5 things...a fat eighth of Christmas fabric, with a Christmas button to match your fabric, 30 cm ribbon, an ornament and of course a treat...
After last year, we found this year a lot easier...a little knowledge of how to stuff place your goodies inside the Bon Bon goes a long way...
We started with a plain red non-constructed Bon Bon, in which we all had to decorate as well as filling it...   Here are our finished Bon Bons...very impressive, and having them decorated so pretty makes it really hard to want to break into it...but 'pop' it we must...
A photo of what was in the one I received is later down this post...


The girls outdid themselves this year and I think I have scored received big time...all the gifts were beautiful...
Here is what I was given by Norreen....a gorgeous zipper bag (love this fabric) and a beautiful Dusk tea-light penguin,  a pretty coffee cup (already in use), a gorgeous tree ornament, a bag of chocolates (sorry already eaten) and a gingerbread man tea towel...
I love them heaps Nor, Thank you....xxx 


From Teresa I received this beautiful 'rose' plate, three gorgeous sewing themed fabrics, a mason jar fill with a yummy cookie recipe and a pretty Christmas tree ornament...
Thanks Teresa, I can't wait to use my plate but I might save the mason jar cookies for later (it looks to pretty to open)...Love them heaps... xxx



Helen has outdone herself in the gift department too... just look at my gorgeous plate - it feels and looks like a doily and as a bonus has a rose on it...oops I have covered it up, sorry.   Helen also gave me a Dusk Christmas scented candle (I am going to save this for our family Christmas get together) , but that's not all, I also received a beautiful heart doily (this goes well with my candle)...
Thank you Helen, I love my gifts too....xxx

Now you wouldn't know it by our blogs but there is another Tuesday Girl who has been
missing from our group get togethers a lot this year.  Tereasa does have a lame good excuse - something to do with having to work but we forgive her..(just....lol).
Tereasa gave all of us - now your not to laugh - and no we don't stink (most of the time), a bottle of
Poo-Pourre.  Yep you read that right....I have checked the you tube video out on it, and you apparently spray it in the dunny toilet and magically your s#@t wont stink...lol   
I will confess that I have not used it yet, but I will take it on retreat with me next year...you never know - it may just come in handy....lol    Tess also gave me this beautiful ornament and some yummy lindt chocolates (sorry - already eaten).  Thank you Tess, Love your pressies, hope you will have some more spare time next year, we would love to see you more...xxx

I know you are all waiting with baited breath to know what I got inside my Bon Bon...well here it is..
Not a great photo but you can see the pretty Christmas fabric under everything, two candy canes, a chrissy tree button, red ribbon and a stocking ornament, paper hat and joke, oh and the snap...
I am convince that we should get an award or something for the sheer talent that is needed to get all
this stuff inside the Bon Bon...as trying as it was it is definitely fun....


After our morning tea and pressie opening, we all headed down to the café for lunch.  It doesn't happen very often but today we all chose the same meal...(maybe we are spending too much time with each other - nah not possible)...
Chicken, Pear and Cashew salad.   It was delicious...I would order this again without hesitation...

What did we have for dessert?.....well I am glad you asked....why Plum Pudding and Brandied Custard of course...after all it is Christmas....(not that we have ever needed an excuse to eat anything)..









That all for tonight.  I am feeling a bit worn out (had the grandson over for a sleep over last night), and he has gone home now, so I am able to catch up on some blogging...I am get a little behind and I hopefully will catch up in the next day or two...or three...
Thanks girls for your friendship - this is worth more than all the pressies in the world...I love you girls heaps...xx
cheers all
xx

6 comments:

  1. Hi Sandi what a lovely fun post,love all your gifts especially the plate from Helen that is so pretty,lol,what a fun idea the bon bons are,Merry xmas to you and your family Sandi.xx

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  2. OMGosh you girls know how to entertain yourselves!

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  3. OMG you girls............love Tess's present................lol..............

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  4. Lovely post Sandi and you definitely need an award for how much you can fit in a bonbon. hugs.....

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  5. Merry Christmas Sandi - what a fabulous day and such beautiful presents. The bonbon idea is fantastic and lots of fun.

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  6. thanks for sharing all your lovely gifts. love the Bon bon idea. Hope you had a great day.

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