Finances are looking good.
Thanks were given.
Committee re elected.
And on to another year.
Alison has begun to stitch the outfit for a new doll that she is making. She was really happy with the workshop that she had attended. We will see this progress over the next few weeks.
|the beginning of the bonnet|
|A baby doll|
|the next one will have a Ted head|
|they're coming on!|
|pocket for scissors|
Pauline's embroidery has progressed well
Chris is busy knitting hats for the shoe-boxes. Last year 1370 were sent off, so her needles will be kept busy.
|though she does knit in an unusual way .......|
Shirley is ready to make these fabrics strips into this little bag
June was quite pleased with this lovely piece of embroidery
|and so she should be|
|but the children love it|
Jackie has a pretty cot panel to quilt
Ellen is getting a head start on some Easter crosses. As we know, Ellen NEVER makes just one of anything!
|using plastic canvas and narrow ribbon|
And I would just like to take this opportunity to Thank again all of our ladies and All of our Committee for all their help support and enthusiasm over the past year .
A quick summary .....
We donated £2700 (The results of our Exhibition and rounded up from funds) in total to the four nominated charities
Andi Bull Cancer Trust (£1000)
The Sanctuary Project (£1000)
Rushden Women’s Refuge (£350)
Cats Protection League (£350)
and the responses from these Charities were heart-warming.
We have ordered a very swish new library trolley for ourselves.
We have had generous participation of our members in helping other members with their chartable project too.
Ellen and her gang helping to bring the total number of shoe boxes despatched to 1370
Dozens of dresses and shorts being made for the Dress a Child Charity
More than dozens of Trauma Teddies knitted and passed on
Over 100 Linus quilts made
Just over 100 knitted squares being knitted and crocheted and delivered to the
Craft Club Yarnbombers to make their 10ft Christmas tree, which has now been dismantled and made into blankets for the homeless.
The haul of foodstuffs delivered to our local homeless shelter and food bank, which we can continue to do if you so wish.
A generous and much appreciated donation of toys that were distributed to poverty stricken families at Christmas. I have seen a letter of thanks from a parent, and it broke my heart to read this. Not all poor people are wasters.
All just because we asked.
Just in case you were wondering, we will be doing it all again this year , so brace yourselves!!!