Saturday, 16 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Some Syringe Driver Bags for the Beatson made by Joy at the Village Patchers.

 Roberta has been busy working on little cardigans and blankets for her neice who is expecting a happy event. She will be delighted with these gifts.

I have been working on some baby things for a friend who is looking forward to being a mum again this month.

This was an idea I saw on the internet and was keen to have a go. Would you believe these started out as circles!

Janice has had fun sewing up some more Bunnies to raise funds for the creche where she acts as a volunteer.
The two quilts were made as a donation to Quilts 4 Yorkhill which is sponsored by the Village Patchers. The baby quilt was made for a friend who is about to become a Gran. The quilt is for the new grandchild, not the Gran. I just wanted to clear that up in case any of you were still hung over from the holidays.

 Janet loved the two little hats she made. I loved the flowers! As you can see, Janet is never shy and really wanted to model the two scarves she had completed with King Cole Tinsel. She was planning ahead for next Christmas!

Apologies to Norma who had completed a circular shawl using yarn from Aldi. I swear to God the picture was on my ipad when I started this blog and the aliens must have stolen it! Sorry, Norma.

On January 5th some of our members were desperate for a knit and natter and met in M & S cafe for a catch up. Janice kindly took the photos of the finishes from that night. Above is a kilt pin which was hand made by Anthea. There was another finish but that too seems to have gone AWOL.

Anthea also managed to complete this hand knitted scarf during the Christmas break.

Stephanie likes to keep her box full and had just completed this little hat and jacket. She is still searching for nice buttons to finish the jacket off.

Donna had been working on more Star Wars characters and they are just so adorable. She also exercised the sensible side of her creative brain with this warm red beanie. I bet she knew it would snow!

It would really help me if you could bring your finishes over to be photographed. My knees are acting up....

Elaine is now our Charity Coordinator! That means.......if you have a charity you think the group should support then make your case to Elaine. Last year the group supported FOUR charities at the same time. Some members attempted to do something for  each charity and then suffered a meltdown because they were unable to continue with makes for themselves. Each charity has its merits but I would like to avoid creating such a burden for our members.

As luck would have it, Elaine and some of our members had seen a request for makes for a charity that makes gowns from donated wedding dresses for still born babies. I know this is a rather sad thought but so many of us have been blessed with children and don't realise the grief that some people endure with the loss of a baby. The charity also request knitted hats and bootees. More information to follow.

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