To everyone else it’s a Bridge Day (as in playing cards), one of two annual fundraisers staged by the Rose Bay Committee for St Luke’s Care.
But to Team Di it’s our opportunity to support St Luke’s Care through the craft stall where every dollar goes to this excellent hospital and aged care facility.
Di B and I usually spend several months stitching, knitting, crocheting and embroidering items we hope will appeal to the ladies who come to play bridge. Many hands make it work, adding to our stock handmade items, lots of home-made marmalades, jams and relishes, and biscuits and petits fours.
Last year we raised $3,500 on the craft stall alone, and although we haven’t been able to give so much time to creating goods this year it looks as if we’ve still raised a very respectable amount.
Di B made a single Sit Me Up Donut and we placed our ‘model’, Lucy, inside to show how a baby fits in it.
Her Spot the Dog toy bag was eye-catching on the stall.
These cute kitchen memo boards made with blackboard fabric were new this year.
And it just wouldn’t be a craft stall without some of Di B’s segmented baby balls, perfect for little hands to grasp.
My owl backpack buddies are meant to hang from a school backpack and help to easily identify whose it is.
A little fine embroidery sells well too, and this was a hankerchief keeper that I bought with the drawn thread word already done, and then I embellished it myself with a shadow embroidered bow.
By the time he hit the craft stall this little fellow I embroidered was also sporting a sweet satin ribbon tied in a bow round his neck.
More of my bears, crocheted this time.
Our non-committee friends were generous with their talents and time too. Isabella made these bright Scandanavian dolls, along with some pretty bird softies. Lyn made some of her trademark crochet brooches, and Gail made several pairs of little girl’s cotton play shorts.
Here we are, Team Di, awaiting the arrival of our
shoppers bridge players.