We are early this year in exchanging BEE Christmas gifts with the Possibillibees; it's usually not until the first or second week of January, but December 29, 2018, was a great day for a get together and have a sew date, along with our annual gift giving gathering. A big shout of Thanks to our Hostess, Susie, in opening her house (along with two six foot tables) "sew" all of us could sew together. Our gifts can be hand-made or bought, and everyone gets the same gift as everyone else.
This year our gifts included: A book (some quilty and some not) from Shelley Jackson (an English teacher); a little jar of clips (instead of using pins) from Cappy Phillips; a pair of Southwestern socks from Carrie Casto (who has "almost" moved to Arizona); a hand-knitted washcloth with a bar of soap and quilter bandaids from Mary Nielsen (lives in Florida); a hand-made "Kitchen Boa" (sling it over the shoulder and you always have a towel at hand) from Janet McCabe; a "Betty Bridge Supreme" (this is a notion that makes it easier to establish alignment) from Susie Stevenson; a wine/water glass that says "Sew a little Sip a little" with home made stove top potpourri from Deb Hoppe and the Happy Bee Day coffee/tea mug compliments of yours truly. Sew fun for everyone!
We've been doing this type of gift exchange for close to 20 years with everyone buying or making the same gift for eight or so bee-mates. That way we all share in the love of all the gifts, a fun way to exchange for sure. Years ago, our dollar limit was two bucks a person...and everyone had to be clever and think outside the box! However, I think our amount may have inched up a tad in the last few years, but still remains fun as ever.
BSoleille! The bright side of anything is possible with the Possibillibees!