Feeling very big on community at the moment. You don't often realise just how big a part of your life your community is...until they are needed for something! I am completely amazed by the support of the online quilting community towards the block project for fire victim quilts. we should be able to cover many people with the online love..... Your kindness, support and encouragement is almost overwhelming. Thank you! I will ensure you all get to share the fun of seeing the many blocks that are due to magically appear here shortly and you will be kept a part of the entire operation as we get going.
I have been flat out replying to emails, contact me again if I have perhaps missed you-I wonder if my husband would consider me having a secretary an outlandish suggestion!!! (I somehow think he would!)
The other community groups I am a part of are also busy (or are going to be!) as well. The School community is busy donating for the local fire victims, my local quilting friend community who I have started approaching about a patchwork and quilting bee to put the donated blocks together, and the Church Community, where I have spent a fair bit of the weekend as I was on this year's Harvest Thanks committee. Organizing the bones of the display is done by a different lot of Church families every year, comes around about every 8 years. The committee does the general stuff on the Saturday, then the Church people add all their donations on the Sunday morning.
Thanks for computers and sewing machines and quilts...looks like quilt blogger heaven!...with blood plums thrown in!
The fire fighter overalls got pride of place! The motorbike took some getting in!
The view from the top....
Very squashy for the children's address....and we have a LOT of children!
And, yes, the blue cage even had a chook and 9 chicks...guess who supplied them!
We then sell all the donations at a trading table on the lawn, made $440 this year to share between charities...a great effort for our little Church in the paddock.
Better get some beauty sleep...as I need it desperately !!
Have a great day, Tracey