Sunday, 30 November 2008

Projects worked on this weekend...

Saturday was our last quilt club day for the year, it is always lots of fun, with a shared lunch, a game or two, huge show and tell, opportunity to take out heaps of the club's library books to get you through until the January 09 meeting...

The challenge that we had for this meeting was to make a Christmas Stocking (using the fabrics and notions supplied), adding your own fabric, design of your choice etc. The object was to get 50 stockings made, so they could then be handed over to our local community newspaper to encourage local businesses to "fill" the stockings - then these stocking will be given to the childrens ward at Hutt Hospital to bring a little cheer... here is my stocking - the gingerbread man is the back, and 'joy' is the front. I was not lucky enough to win any prizes, though was great satisfaction knowing that my stocking may bring a smile to some little or even big child on Christmas morning.


It brings back memories of when I was 9 years old and spent my Christmas in Wellington Hospital with my left leg in traction, and both collar bones strapped up, had been in a car accident (in the November, was away on a day trip with family friends, accident happened on the way home). My dad was a volunteer fireman for Upper Hutt Fire Brigade, at that time, and he arranged for "Father Christmas" to come visit me and the other children in the ward along with the other firemen from his station - it is such a wonderful memory...

I have also done a little more work on the baby quilt... after visiting the "baby-to-be's" room, I realised I was a little off in my colour choice - a little too bright! I noticed a picture on the wall that the mum-to-be had painted of a dragonfly in neutral colours, so while she went and made us a cuppa - I snuck back into the baby-to-be's room to take a picture on my cellphone. I got Kait to draw up the picture for me this morning - and then I got busy with the visofix and fabric... since this photo I've started blanket stitching the dragonflies in a multi-coloured brown cotton - they are looking so cute, and have toned down the quilt really well...

The weather this weekend has been absolutely beautiful, summer is finally here... great for the soul to feel the warmth on your skin (with SP30+ coated on first of course)...
Have a fantastic week, no updates on the job front - had 4 good interviews with agencies on Friday to register my CV = so it's a case now of keeping the eyes and ears open for any opportunities...
Hugs

2 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a great idea to make stockings for a childrens hospital - such a worthwhile cause!! The stocking you made is sure to bring some joy on Christmas morning.

Good luck in your job search!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love the idea of making stockings for the community - what a wonderful thing to do - did you get to 50? The story of your dad arranging Father Christmas and the firemen - so cute. Even at the tender age of 30+ if Father Christmas turned up on my doorstep with a troop of firemen - I would simply die of delight ;-)