WE WERE SAILING, SAILING, HEADED WHO KNOWS WHERE
AND NOW THOUGH WE'RE ALL HERE, WE'RE NOT ALL THERE....
(Muppet Treasure Island, suggestion courtesy of Rhys!)
Do you realise the WOYWW Crop 2018 is three weeks this Saturday? Blimey, that's come around quickly, I'd better get my act in order and sort a few things out! I'm really looking forward to meeting up with some of you lovely folks and catching up on all the goss. G has been updating our photos on t'computer and only yesterday showed me the first ever crop in Burbage...quite a lot has happened since then. I still miss Janet Fairythoughts but wouldn't she be thrilled that we're all still friends and joining up to this bloggy-desky madness.
I've been pottering in the JanCave again this week:
Having bought some fat quarters from Hobbycraft recently (they were on a good offer) I had a go at making little coin purses. The instructions with the new snap popper kits were useless so a quick tutorial on YouTube got me sorted.
The purses are lined with a contrasting fabric and took less than ten minutes to make. I'm trying to think of small items to sell for the RNLI. The local group have to raise £40,000 this year as their contribution to the new boathouse/shop/offices down the harbour - every little helps as they say. The little lighthouse (top right) is a wooden lightpull, someone made it for the shop team to sell but as it's not official merchandise, they have to be by donation instead. So I got one for the Crop Raffle!
The fat quarter selection is rather lovely:
The patterns aren't too big so the fabrics are useful for smaller projects:
And I just HAD to get this combo - I'm thinking dog bandannas, bibs, PE bags - anything nautical goes well around here!
This quilt was made and donated to the RNLI station by Jean, the lady in the striped top on the RH side holding the quilt - she and other ladies from the North Curry Quilting Group in Somerset completed it together with the express aim of raising funds for the station. Jean's family were from the area and the RNLI had helped them in the past. The lady with the very cropped blonde hair (behind the quilt) is from Liverpool - she has raised £14,000 over the past few years after the Burry Port crew helped save her teenage son from drowning.
It's an inspirational group to be part of and you can see why I'm making items for the fundraising. There were 26 call outs in July alone - it's the third busiest station in Wales - and all run by volunteers from the boat crew to the cake makers.
Have a great week everyone!