Thursday, 3 June 2010


We are holding a baby shower for the manager of Starbucks. She has been good to us in giving us a space when we lost out old home. Plus her and her staff are always so lovely. When we heard that Ellen was pregnant we jumped at the chance to throw one. Her baby shower won't be until July but it's only sensible for us to let her know it's happening so she can get some time off work. Helen kindly volunteered to make the invitation for her and this is what she came up with. This lovely card Helen says was thrown together with just some bits and pieces she had lying around. She is certainly a talented lady. Meanwhile Helen was working on a pair of socks for a colleague. She is using a gorgeous self striping yarn in lots of colours. As she doesn't know what colour she likes Helen says at least this way it will be in there somewhere.

Monika has also been busy. As well as knitting squares which she finds to be addictive she has been sewing toys again. The first one is a guardian angel she actually made a while ago. This beautiful doll went to a friend who needed a guardian angel. Unfortunately it went out to the friend before we could photograph it but Monika recently found the photo's she took which means I get to share. The adorable puppy went to a friends little boy. The family were having a housewarming gift and Monika made sure the little boy also got something.

Elaine's sister is getting married on the beach in Jamaica this summer. A lot of the family are going out there including some little girls who are going to be flower girls. Elaine has been thinking of things to keep them entertained and made this gorgeous wand for them to use at the wedding. There isn't a girly girl out there who wouldn't love it.

Magdalena has also been steadily working away. She finished the shrug she was knitting for her daughter, Suzanna. It's so pretty and summery. Helen suggested that you can even change the ribbon to suit the rest of the out fit or event.

I'm afraid I was so busy talking I didn't take note of what everyone was working on. Alison has just about finished the middle part of her cross stitch. She is going to do the back stitch before going onto the birds around the border. Aileen was working on her door stop which is coming along quite a bit. Margaret was knitting a panel of her throw. Donna was working on her socks and has just about finished her first one. I was working on a pair of socks for my gran.

There were a few people working on squares but a few others also decided to knit the teddies for Val instead. Isabel said she is actually enjoying knitting the bears and has just about finished one. Joyce had brought two projects with her but left behind the needles for one and the pattern for the other (we have all done this at some point). So Joyce also made a start on one of the bears. A number of people also went away with the pattern. I actually have more information on the project from Val. The Boys Brigade from her church are going over to Uganda. A few years back they were over there building a primary school and now they are going over to help build a secondary school. The teddies are going to the 300 children in the clinic/hospital.

We have a couple of events going on over the next few weeks. On Tuesday we will be holding a baby shower for our Magdalena who is having a little boy. The following Saturday we will be having a table at a fair in Magdalena's church. Elaine has offered to man the table but would appreciate company if anyone would kindly like to help. Anyone who would like us to sell something at the table please bring it along on Tuesday. There will be a donation from our sales which will go the church which is raising money for the toddler group. Most of you will remember our little mascot Adam who very much loves his toddler group.

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