At each Get Together we have a goody bag exchange which is themed, the theme this time was 'Favourite Film'.
My favourite film is The Holiday starring Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Kate Winslett. I thoroughly enjoyed hunting for items to go in my bag - this is what I included:
- Black Jacks - Jack Black
- Iris bulbs - Kate Winslett's character
- Cottage chart (online freebie) - the film is set in an English country cottage
- Fabric and threads - including DMC 321 for Christmas
- Hot chocolate and marshmallows - Jude Law and Cameron Diaz have a touching moment over hot chocolate with his children
- Winter Wonderland candle - a song in the film
- The Holiday - dvd to watch
|My Goody Bag contents|
|All wrapped up in Christmas paper with a clue on each parcel|
|Film reel and popcorn cup cakes|
|Goody Bags waiting to be chosen|
Once everyone has a bag we take it in turns to open the goodies, trying to guess the film. There was such a variety this time:
100 and 1 Dalmations
Thoroughly Modern Millie
West Side Story
Julie picked my bag, she hasn't seen the film so I'm very pleased I put a copy in for her to watch, maybe with a hot chocolate too.
I picked Angi's bag which was full of lovely items; buttons, ribbons, beads, chocolate, a book, notebook and pen, handkerchief, fabric and threads, lollipops, butterfly charts and paperclips. We all tried to guess but no-one did - Angi's favourite film was Thoroughly Modern Millie !! Thank you Angi for a great bag of goodies.
|Thoroughly Modern Millie|
At the Get Togethers we also have a book exchange - everyone brings a book, it can be new, charity shop, a pass on, any book from anywhere. We put a little card or note inside to say why we chose to bring the book and then wrap it up in paper so no-one can see the title or knows who the book is from. Using raffle tickets (no cake this time) we each get a wrapped book, again there is often a little swapping so we don't end up with the one we brought. My book was from Lindsay which made us all laugh as I have had Lindsay's book at nearly all the past meet ups - and I have to say they have all been very good.
|My book from Lindsay|
Needlecraft Haven is a Yuku based forum and does have adverts unless we pay a small fee. At each meet up we have a small raffle and the money raised goes towards keeping the adverts away. members who live too far away to come to our Get Togethers often make direct contributions too. There were some lovely items on the raffle table this time including one of Julie's handmade bunnies and Lindsay's beadwork.
|A great selection of raffle prizes|
|My raffle prize|
|Buffet lunch including homemade Potato Pie and Ginger Cake|
|Julie's, Justine's and Gill's|
|Beautiful candles from Justine|
|Perfect angel from Gill|
If you'd like to join Needlecraft Haven please follow this link - you'll need a Yuku account and then apply for membership - it's all free and great fun !!