Monday, 2 March 2009

Sewing and Bushfire Appeal.

This weeks return to school has been a busy one and our three years is up, so an Ofstead Inspection is due to take place in the next 12 months. At home this week there was a lot of excitment for Emily as she started her Electric Guitar lessons on Thursday. She loved her teacher and enjoyed the lesson, which was a relief. On the crafting front I have been making pincushions and needlecases; both sets are going out to Australia. I sent one set in a zippered pouch with the books to Jarryd, the other is going to the quilter who lost everything along with a couple of fat quarters. I have continued to knit more of my shawl and it is slowly growing, the rows are so long it takes me nearly ten minutes per row! I had to frog my sock as it was too big, so once I need a rest from ten minute rows I'll start again with a smaller size sock. On Friday at work, we had a coffee morning to raise money for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. We raised £60. 86 which is approximately $135.00 which was wonderful and several people bought / made cakes too. I made the one in the middle with the white icing and Thank You written in blue, lots more delicious cakes arrived after I had taken the photo which I'm sure helped us raise so much money. I'm off to knit some more of my shawl now, I hope you have a good week. Jane. Oh and this pretty and clever young lady is celebrating her birthday tomorrow. Happy Birthday Ali from Mum, Dad and Em x

8 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow Jane, you've done loads to help the Australian bushfire victims - that's so brilliant! Happy birthday to Ali too! Lucy x

Gina said...

Love the pin cushion etc in that blue fabric - it's so pretty. Happy birthday Ali.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love your creations. Happy birthday Ali!

Willow said...

Blessings to you for helping so much!

Happy Birthday to Ali!

mushroommeadows said...

I love the sewing set! Very lovely!

Alison Boon said...

That fabric is so pretty.

louise said...

Hi Jane, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I live in Lancing, so only a stone's throw from you in Steyning. Well done on the cake sale, always a good idea for raising money, everyone must love cake! x

Kaz said...

I hope Ali had a lovely birthday. Your poor friend who lost nearly everything, no wonder you want to help out. Loving the sewing and rather you than me with the knitting!!!