The tables were looking very festive.
The contents of our beautiful bags were:
Colourful fat quarters, a “rose” fold up shopping bag – doesn’t it look beautiful. And some chocolates – which didn’t last very long.
The highlight of the night’s entertainment is the auction. Throughout the last couple of months and again on the night, different activities, quizzes, etc are held and we can earn Auction Dollars. On the night, there are many lots, donated by the shop and their suppliers, which we can bid on – at exorbitant prices. 3 of us combined our dollars and bid on one lot which contained 10 machine embroidery discs, 11 fat quarters and a basket.For this we paid $16000 auction dollars. We then bid on, and won another lot which was a carry bag and rotary cutter – another $6000.
My share of those goodies were
and the basket, which I haven’t photographed.
Today it was back to Sew This and That to sew bags and small cushions for breast cancer sufferers in the local hospitals. It was such a wet day today, and some of the ladies stayed home, but those of us who were there still managed to produce a good number. I think we will have around 60 when all are completed. We do this once or twice a year, and usually achieve twice this many. It makes you realise how many people just in our local area are undergoing treatment. Anita is busily packing all the completed bags, with cushion enclosed, into boxes.
Just to tempt us, some cupcakes were being sold as a fundraiser for breast cancer.