Sunday, 18 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas 18-JYC- An unexpected gift

On Wednesday evening I met with my friends J and S for our weekly 'crafty' get together. J was adding buttons to her knitted bunting.....S was stitching a stuffed heart garland......and I was altering my box and making cards.....we were crafting and drinking coffee and eating cakes and chatting and laughing......and exchanging christmas gifts.
So getting a gift from S wasn't unexpected.......but her saying "you need to open it now as you might want it before christmas" was.
Inside the pretty paper was a beautiful mixing bowl......and a bag of stollen mix......we both laughed......because we knew why she'd bought it.
The previous evening we'd both been at a christmas quiz.......'what type of food is stollen?' asked one of the questions.......we both thought it was cake.....but another member of our table was very sure it was bread.
Seems like we were right.......and now I'll be able to find out what it tastes like!!

14 comments:

Kathyk said...

Super layout and a kind gift from your friend - I do love a nice piece of Stohllen and have one waiting for us to break in to!

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

clare said...

fab LO and what a lovely gift!

Stephanie said...

LOL great story Jackie...& now it will be remembered & keep you chuckling every time you see this fabulous page!! Thank you so much for my card (whispers: it was actually the most beautiful one I've received this year) xxx

Fiona said...

Great layout, I like stollen but have never tried to make it, normally just buy it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a nice story. I am super impressed by how you're keeping up the creativity this month!
Rinda

Sian said...

Ooh, lovely present! And I do love the sound of a crafty get together

Angelfish said...

What a thoughtful gift and a lovely page to showcase it:)
Fiona x

Christina said...

So, so gorgeous Jacky!!
Hugs Kristel

Amy said...

I have to agree with Rinda, you have done a fantastic job of creating so many layouts this month - looks like all that prep you did has paid off!

Kirsti said...

Hi...just popped over via The Felt Fairy to say I am joining in the Monthly Make...hope to keep up with you through 2012...Merry Christmas...

Kirsti xx

Sandie said...

What a lovely gift - I love Stollen! I love getting together with friends for a creative catch up.

Karen said...

And it made for a great Christmas Journal page. I love stollen, but I haven't made it in years as my husband is not a fan!

Ginger said...

Oh is today the unexpected gift prompt!!? I'm so far behind and you have done so well at keeping up Jacky! Love how your album is looking!

Alison said...

I've never tried baking stollen...love the bowl the mix came in! Your LO is lovely!
Alison xx