Tuesday, December 11, 2007

December meeting

Our meeting this month was informal, tea, coffee and mince pies. Members brought their contributions to the charity table, which goes to the Friends of the Royal Marsden hospital. They then sell items to raise money for patient amenities. We also had a substantial amount of cash to send, raised from sales of donated yarn and equipment. Above are some pictures of items donated. Liz made some "emergency" bags containing a flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste etc, which are very popular items. Other items included child and adult jumpers, baby clothes and sewn items. We would like to thank all members for their support of this charity.
We wish all members and visitors to this blog a Happy Christmas and New Year.
One last piece of news for this year, our Liz is going to be a Grandma in February! Want to see lots of knitted baby clothes!

Tables loaded with goodies for the Marsden hospital!

This doll's set was knitted with love by Sheila!

This is Chris's beautiful hand knitted lace shawl.

Examples of Chris's hand knitted scarves and her felted knitted bag which has been embellished with needle felting.


Look who came to visit us at our meeting this week!
Well, the float was just going by outside, but we all rushed to see Santa!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

December meeting

December is our Charity Evening, when we bring something along that we have made, that we would like to donate to our chosen Charity. Once again we are supporting the Friends of the Royal Marsden Hospital, at Sutton in Surrey. They raise a lot of money each year which is spent on the little extras that help make a stay there a little more comfortable and on things to make life a little easier for those that work and stay there. The Friends are also pleased to accept other items that have not been made by us, that we have acquired but don't wish to keep. They should be in new and unused condition.

We will also have some hand and machine knitting yarn, books and magazines for sale. There will also be a few machine knitting accessories as well. These have been donated for sale to raise funds for charity, so the money raised will be going to the Friends of the Royal Marsden, along with your other donations.

Don't forget you can bring along other things that you have been making for presents for Christmas, or just because you can, to show. We do like to see what everyone has been up to.

As well as all the above, we will make time for a cup of tea or coffee and a seasonal mince pie. So please do come and join us. 8pm as usual on Tuesday 4th December.