Sunday, December 5, 2010

Festivities, but still stitching....


Lots of festivities at this time of year! Busy, but such fun. These little festive owls were part of my gift to the girls in my art group.... Dot, Patsy, Ro and Julia.


Saturday I caught up with the Art Group girls for our Christmas lunch at the Bunyip Kitchen...as always the food was SCRUMPTIOUS and the company wonderful.


We exchanged gifts.... The beautiful heart danglie was a gift from the lovely Ro , made from her gorgeous fabric/paper. Glorious colours and already taking pride of place on my mantle piece. The gorgeous hand towel underneath was a gift made by the lovely Patsy...my favourite Kaffe Fassett fabrics and such beautiful sentiment. You will notice I have taken most of my photos on Patsy's beautiful creation.

This gorgeous needlecase was made by the lovely Julia of Verdigris Rose...just stunning. Such beautiful colours with lovely teeny-tiny beads...very special and already being put to good use. Pins and needles have been transfered.


inside the needlecase



And from Dotee a quirky little handstitched christmas ornament....Leunig style? I do love quirky and whimsical and this little fellow is hanging from the Christmas tree...very proud of himself. Also received a lovely mug and special serviettes (soon to be used in a journal no doubt!). All once again upon Patsy's lovely appliqued handtowel.




The lovely Dot sent us this mosaic of our day out and about....see what I mean about the food and the company....click for a closer look (hope it's clickable). There is such a buzz when we all get together. We love catching up!!!! We share art, we share our lives, we laugh a lot.






As I said...... I did do a little stitching.......
WE ARE ALL GIFTED.
INSIDE OF YOU ARE TREASURES.
-SARK-



jacky xox


37 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

I clicked to have a look at the scrumptious spread. Drooling over here! Gorgeous gifts and I love your stitching at the end of the post.

grrl + dog said...

How gorgeous are the little owls?

So colorful and stitchy..

Penny Berens said...

Adorable owls. Lovely gifts.

Notjustnat said...

Glad you had a nice get together with your arty group. Love those festive little owns, cute! Lovely gifts exchange. How fun! Hugs Nat

Ro Bruhn said...

What a great time we had Jacky, there's so much to show and tell, I'm really looking forward to our painting get together.

deanna7trees said...

gift exchanges are so much fun. we do ours in April. some beautiful gifts were made here.

La Dolce Vita said...

your stitches are wonderful, a busy time to be sure! xo

Marilyn Rock said...

I just adore your owls! Such lovely things to share with us. Thank you! xxoo

Mieke said...

Awesome!! LOVE it.

Cotton Picker said...

Your little owls are adorable. :)

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

You are wonderful! Love the new creation, love your colors!!!!!

Jacky my book is listed on Etsy!

Well sweetie pie thank you for visiting me. It is always a pleasure to know another awesome artist came by to say hello!

Robin Olsen said...

I love just that little hint of Christmas in your new owls. Looks like a fabulous day--aren't art friends just the best?

Jo Wholohan said...

how darling are these owls jacky, the colours are so beautiful.... love your pics too, very creative xx

Patti G. said...

Jacky,
I LOVE your stitched owls and I bet they would make DARLING ornaments.JUST AMAZING my friend!
xoxoxox
Your art group had a fun time and the sharing was magnificent! So happy for you all! There is nothing like artful friends!
Wishing you and the boys a happy Holiday Season!
Huggies,Patti

Jeana Marie said...

The owls are very gorgeous - lovely gifts! It is a busy time of year - glad you are able to keep stitching through it. How lovely to be part of such a special group too.
xo,
J

Dot said...

What a lovely post and a beautiful day we had on Saturday. You captured the essence of the ay perfectly. And I adore my little owl! Dot xx

novembergrass said...

Those colorful owls are quite adorable.

Gaby Bee said...

It’s always a pleasure seeing what you are up to. You always do such beautiful work. These owls are adorable, Jacky!
Looks like you had a fabulous day with your art friends ... and what a lovely gifts exchange :-)
Watch your post box, a little Santa card will be winging its way to Australia tomorrow!

Happy December sweets!
Gaby xo

art spirit said...

Loving your happy and colorful owls!
What a great group of art girls you are!

karen said...

beautiful gifts Jacky...have a wonderful christmas!! x
I have a lot of family in your part of the world this christmas, mt aunt and uncle and two cousins visiting another cousin who moved there earlier this year!!

crayonsencore said...

Hi Jacky,
So much beauty, so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

twhIch aye said...

ohhh looks like so much fun you all had! i love your painting in previous post... 'peace keeper'... and all the bright colors in the stitchings... beautiful.

Gabriela said...

Love your beautiful owls!

Gaye Todd said...

Wow - what lovely art you all shared. So wonderful to have such a close group of like-minded gals to hang with!! Xx

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hey you sweet colorful girl!!!

It was nice to see you visited me, it's always a pleasure! Send you love blessing warm air hugs from CT.

Have a awesome fun colorful holiday!!!!! muaaaaaaaaaaaa to you Jacky!

rivergardenstudio said...

I love your owls and all your gifts, especially the red heart! Hope you are enjoying your December... roxanne

Judy Martin said...

Jacky, it is so nice that you have such creative and nurturing friends.

Angel.Pearls said...

Lovely handicraft..the owls are soo cute! Eva Sweden

Angela Recada said...

I loved seeing all the stitching and especially your adorable little owls.
:0)
Happy Holidays to you!
xo

Gaby Bee said...

I just adore your owls!

Love and hugs to you my friend for the festive season. Hope it’s a fabulous Christmas for you and yours! Best wishes for the New Year.

Gaby xo

The Illustrator's Wife said...

Such wonderful gifts all around! And I have a thing for owls, so I fell in love with the ones you made! So sweet.

Gaby Bee said...

Love and hugs to you my friend for the festive season. Hope it’s a fabulous Christmas for you and yours! Best wishes for the New Year.

Gaby xo

Linda said...

What fabulous gifts and great photos Jacky. Your owls are incredibly cute...I bet the girls were thrilled.
Thank you for your lovely comments...yes we are having a particularly harsh winter over here. I often think of you in the sunshine :-)
Have a wonderful Christmas
Love Linda xx

Julia said...

I feel very inspired by these pictures - such lovely gifts - you are a lucky lady!

Thank you for all the inspiration you have provided in your happy, colourful blog this year, it has been a pleasure to visit you and I wish you a very Happy Christmas.

See you in 2011!

Love Julia x x x

Emma said...

I'm a bit late saying hello here & I just posted my Christmas card to everybody. Happy Christmas!

Your owls as everybody has said are wonderful, i adore them! Lovey othere gifts shared too, you seem a lovely group.

Sandra said...

I'm so fond of your little owls!

joe said...

i just love, love, love your owls! what fun!!