Date: 19th March 2011 (12 noon – 6pm)
Venue: Somewhere in KGSAAS, Shah Alam.
Veronica has already blogged about the meet here.
I’ve been a member of the Yahoogroup NeedlenCraft for at least over 2 years now. I’ve attended the 2nd anniversary meet at Nik’s place, and the 3rd was held at my place last year 🙂 .
I arrived (with Aina) at the place just before 1pm (having had a breakfast meet earlier in the day). Many of the ladies were already there and enjoying the food. I brought some chicken sate as promised.
Only after I had my food that I remembered to take some pix of the dishes:
We also had rice with chicken curry:
Well-labeled delicious desserts too:
An anniversary meet is not complete without Mel’s cheesecake (though I don’t like cheesecake 🙁 ):
Some pix while we had the food:
and a “group” pic;
Didn’t I tell you earlier that I have over 100 photos of the meet? It’ll ber difficult for me to choose only a handful for this blog entry but I’ll try..
We had a class on hardanger embroidery, conducted by Nik:
We were very good students 🙂 :
. Nik was so well prepared. She had 4 different pieces herself, of different stage of the embroidery:
We were so keen on how the cutting and pulling of the threads:
We stopped the lesson after Nik showed us the cutting and pulling of threads. She then gave some tips on the technique.
We continued the day with the giving out of the door gifts for the kids:
Aina was happy to see hers:
Nik & Margaret also distributed the door gifts to member:
Each bag was individually labeled:
The contents were contributed by several members of the group:
My contributions were the brooches:
which were individually put inside the pouches that Aina had stitched up for me:
We later took turn drawing and opening the anniversary gift (of the gift exchange).
Here’s a pic of the gifts stacked together:
I was inspired by Erin’s pillows here hence I crocheted (instead of knitted) and sewed this pillow:
We also had to cut gingham in heart shape and stitch them together whichever way we like. Here’s my gingham heart (pic later):
My gift and heart were won by Carla, from USA.
In return, I received gifts from Usha:
The way the draw was done was very interesting. We each picked a chocolate, to see the name of the recipient, and got to eat the choc after that 🙂 :
There are too many pix of others opening the gifts, but here I am putting the collection of gingham hearts that day:
The gracious hostess with her gifts:
We forgot to take a group photo, but here are the pix aas we were leaving:
Anna to Janet
Carla to Sally
Diane to Lillie
Janet to Mel
Josephine to Tini
Lillie to Shanny
Margaret to Rose
Mel’s to Anna
Nik’s to Veronica
Paul to Diane
Radha to Zarina
Rose to Margaret
Sabariah to Carla
Sally to Josephine
Shanny to Radha
Tini to Nik
Usha to Sabariah
Veronica to Usha
Zarina to Paul
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