Sunday, 15 November 2015

Bags for the Beatson.

Our group has donated 70 syringe driver bags for the Beatson so far. Stephanie, Janice and I took along some bags to The Village Patchers and the ladies there were so impressed that they donated some fabric and made some bags. Carole Judge, from  the Village Patchers, then attended the Glasgow Gathering of Quilters and told them about our activities and more bags were donated. Fran and Elaine were at the Motherwell W.I. and spread the news. Everyone has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives and many kind people want to help in some small way. One of the ladies from the Glasgow Gathering made 16 bags and you can see a selection of them in our first picture.

Stephanie was asked by a friend if she would dress her old childhood dolls for her. Needless to say, Stephanie was in her element, making, creating and adapting patterns to fit each doll. Their owner will be delighted with this fashion show! Stephanie also had time to complete her Cathedral window wall hanging which had been a project from the Village Patchers.

I had time to make two cushion covers. The first has applique butterflies for a toddler who loves butterflies. The second cushion cover might be a Christmas present if I can part with it.

Audrey completed the Spice of Life Blanket recently. This pattern was created in conjunction with the Black Sheep Wool Company and Cherry Hart. I just love those colours! It has been worked in Stylecraft yarn.

Roberta has completed a baby quilt and admitted it was a challenge. You can guarantee this will not be the last quilt she makes because she made such a good job of it. I always love Roberta's pram blankets. They have style!

In her spare time Roberta worked on some squares to be made into blankets for the older kids at Yorkhill undergoing treatment.

Morag has been experimenting with a new stitch. This is a little pram cover worked in Popcorn stitch. Looks fab!

Aimee has been coming along to the group for a couple of months. She came along with her Gran Morag and Aunt Gillian. Aimee wanted to learn to crochet and has produced a pompom blanket that has been worked on a loom and a pram cover worked in Popcorn stitch. A big thanks to Morag and Roberta who taught her to crochet.

Elaine thought her sister could do with some cheering up and set about filling a box with all the things Paula likes. She even covered the box with Paula,s favourite  pattern!

1st December is our Christmas party. Bring along a gift to the value of £5 for pass the parcel.

!st December will be our last meeting this year because the parking at the Fort becomes very difficult in the run up to Christmas. We start back on 12th January  2016.

From our funds I made a £20 donation to the Shoe Box Charity. It costs between £2.50 and £3 to post each parcel. Linda has been the coordinator for this charity for seven years and feels it is time to stop and plan for her retirement, This will be her last year organising this charity.

Glasgow Fort are involved in raising money for a sensory room for Rose of Lima Primary. The management of Glasgow Fort have been very supportive of us and I therefore gave a £20 donation from funds.

Karen Sime has been raising money for Pancreatic Cancer and I made a £20 donation to this charity on behalf of the group. 

I sent an update of all our recent charity work to Annee at Glasgow Fort and she was so impressed that we will get a mention in their promotional material. Annee is also thinking about making a press release about our activities. We may be on page 3 of the Daily Record. Who would like to act as our group Press Officer?

CONGRATULATIONS to Audrey and Sarah who recently graduated from university.

Happy crafting.

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