…to see if people like the little lavender bears I’ve been making to sell at a charity day in a couple of weeks. I’m on a fundraising committee for a local private hospital, and our annual Bridge Day is coming up. As well as providing around 120 guests with elegant surroundings in which to play bridge with their friends, we serve a delicious home-cooked morning tea and lunch (with wine). There’s also a stall selling biscuits, jams and various handcrafted gifts, all made by our very enthusiastic committee members. I usually work “below stairs” cutting sandwiches in the kitchen, which is fun in a bustling kind of way, but this year will be delightfully different – I’ve been put in charge of the stall. You know how it is, though. No matter how many assurances that my fellow committee members are beavering away sewing goods, (and I know they are because we’ve had two very productive sewing days) there’s always that teensy little niggling thought that I might not have quite enough goods on the day. So I’ve been busy coming up with all sorts of items to add to the mix, and making a serious attempt at creating “silk purses” out of “sows’ ears” with the crazy assortment of donated fabrics at my disposal.I’m enjoying the challenge, and I’ll definitely run out of time before I run out of ideas. Every cent, of course, goes to the hospital, and every year I’ve been a part of it our committee has raised around $25,000 – enough to buy a much-needed piece of medical equipment.
Hope we can match that this year. I can’t wait!
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