Yesterday we gathered together to celebrate Christmas. Instead of meeting at the Orneau Community Centre, one of our members, Sandi, had invited us to her home. I had heard that Sandi loves Christmas and that her home is always beautifully decorated for the Season. And that is certainly true!
Amazing isn't it? And that is only one small section!
Where I was sitting, I faced some shelves that had a wonderful display of nutcrackers...I suffered a fair bit of 'nutcracker envy', I can tell you! 😆
We were sitting around the large table chatting when there was the sound of a hand bell being rung. A flurry of red and white and we realised we had a visitor. 😉
Yep! Sandi had organised for Santa to drop in to hand out the Secret Santa gifts!
We all got our photos taken as Santa handed us our gift...until I saw this photo I didn't realise how close I snuggled up to Santa...I'd better watch out or I'll have Mrs Claus after me! Lol
My Secret Santa was Marilyn and these are my lovely gifts from her...
I have always wanted a water bottle cover but had never got around to making one, so I was thrilled with this lovely one that Marilyn had made me! I joked with her that the days of the hand towel wrapped around my water bottle and held in place with a rubber band were over! Lol
And that 'cathedral window' pincushion is just gorgeous too!
Before Santa headed off (to golf), he took a group photo of all of us.
Then it was back to chatting...
There was an amazing cocktail on offer!
And there were lots of little gifts being distributed...
These were the little decorations that I had made to hand out to everyone.
Before lunch we played some games outside which were a lot of fun...there was a LOT of laughter I can tell you!
Lunch was next...everyone had brought something to share...
After lunch, the 2 birthday girls unwrapped their gifts...
All too soon, it was time to head back to Brisbane after our day in the country 😉(Jimboomba). It had been a great day and Sandi really spoiled us with lots of extra little gifts handed out during the day...including gifts when we're leaving!