Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Joy of Family and Friends

"Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of one's friend springs
from his earnest counsel."
Proverbs 27:9



Over the summer I mentioned I was looking for a pattern to make favors. You helped me find the pattern but it was in a old magazine I couldn't find but it lead to an even better pattern. I wanted to make favors for my table guests at our annual church "Women's Tea". Each year we hold a tea where different people host a table and the church provides the food. Each host is in charge of decorating her table any way she wants to. We have about 25 tables and what joy it is just to see how each are decorated. Every year I host a table of ten for family and friends. I plan my theme all year.  I like to stitch an item for my guests to take home as a reminder of our wonderful time together. Last year at this time I found plates and mugs that  either said Joy, Hope or Peace on them. I knew that would be my theme.

I decided to make scissor fobs this year and this was the pattern that I used. Here are my nine fobs. You can't tell but the red in the trees is beads. Each one went into a bag that also contained a box of tea and some sweet treats. Most of the ladies at my table do some kind of craft so I thought who can't use a pair of scissors.



Here is my table. The sugar cookie at each plate was their name tag to show where they would sit.





One of the guests at my table brought everyone a sleigh she made out of a square plastic cup she glued candy canes to to make a sleigh and then filled them with candies. She didn't even know my center piece was a sleigh filled with flowers.

What a wonderful time I had being with family and friends enjoying a cup or two of tea. This is one of favorite traditions I take part in each year. This is about the time I look around to see what I might use as my theme next year.

I hope everyone is enjoying this season of remembering the birth of our Savior.

Always keep love in your stitches,
Teresa




25 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Your table looks absolutely stunning.

Nancy said...

Your table looks beautiful!

cucki said...

wow your table is looking so beautiful
hugs cucki xx

butterfly said...

How wonderful your table looks, everyone must have had a lovely time. Well done Teresa.

Kate said...

It all looks and sounds wonderful

Sarah said...

What a beautifully decorated table! Your fobs look wonderful, I bet they were becoming quite speedy to stitch by the end, you must have almost known the chart off by heart!

Merry Christmas and holiday season to you and your family! May your time together be blessed.

Sarah xx

Jane said...

Beautiful and just love your scissor fobs ~ everything co-ordinates just perfect and looks so festive xxx

Mouse said...

ohhh they look soo pretty all together ... lovely job on the table ... glad you had a wonderful day :) love mouse xxxx

Deborah said...

What a wonderful tradition. Your table looked stunning and the fobs are beautiful.

Theresa said...

Wow~~ What a beautiful table setting!!!!!!

pam said...

Fobs look lovely. I know it was tough to stitch so many alike.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Awesome!! Extremely lovely. The fobs are so beautiful.

What a wonderful thing to do.

Inspired for sure,
CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Wow! What a beautiful table!

Colleen said...

Teresa, your table is beautiful! Love the name tags for all, great idea. What a wonderful time to spend with family, friends in the peace of the lord. Bless you

sana said...

Your table is happy space!

Bekca said...

What a beautiful theme for you table, I bet all of your guests went home very happy indeed. Best wishes.

natalyK said...

Your table looks amazing! So festive and inviting. Love the fobs you stitched for everyone. I am sure everyone had a lovely time.

Carol said...

Oh, seeing all those fobs you made photographed together is a wonderful sight, Teresa!! I'm sure your guests were just thrilled with your "Women's Tea"--the table and decorations are so lovely :)

Anne said...

Lovely scissor fobs Teresa!! Those are fabulous gifts!! That table is beautiful too and I spy the sleigh vase!! It's adorable!!

Merry Christmas!

Silverlotus said...

Those fobs are beautiful, and so is your table. You did a wonderful job!

Denise said...

Beautiful! Very impressed! Merry Christmas Teresa!

Karen said...

Your table setting was gorgeous and those scissor fobs are amazing! I can only imagine how excited your guests were to receive them! You did such a lovely job of making them all feel special!

Carol B said...

How lovely! The table is just beautiful, and the fobs are adorable. What a wonderful tradition. Your guests must really look forward to it each year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a wonderful and special thing to do!

Pumpkin said...

What a fun tea! That would have been so much fun to plan :o) You did a superb job Teresa and I'm sure everyone at that table enjoyed your special touches.