Thursday, 2 July 2015

A lovely sunny day and lots of money raised

We had a perfect sunny summers day last Saturday for Let Hope Bloom.
The village hall was trimmed with lovely fresh flowers and bunting.

And here's Linda Barker launching the event for the World Vision charity she is involved with. Linda and sister Jill, a ceramicist, had organised this day of creative workshops to inspire and enthuse us all to do a bit for World Vision and the fearful children of Cambodia which they are now helping to support.

This is my little corner set up and ready for showing people how to make a crochet flower.

I met some lovely people who visited my workshop and we ranged from the complete crochet beginner to a couple of ladies who knew the basic stitches once we got going and just needed a bit of a refresh. The comments from the beginners were along the lines, they persevered but found it a bit stressful although they did say i was very patient! And the ones who had a refresher I'm delighted to say were very enthusiastic to get stuck into crochet again and went off inspired to make more flowers.

I even had Linda visit me when it quietened down in the mid afternoon for a one to one crochet session, we got there with a flower but I think she had the common problem which people have for starters and that seems to be too tight with the stitches.

My little friend Bob the Bunny was with me and he likes Linda and asked if I would take a shot of him and L so here she is and she was happy to meet Bob too!

Some of the more messy workshops, pottery, printing and the kids things were taking place outside. We listened to a talk about World Vision and the local children sang a song which they'd recorded to help raise funds with CD sales.
What an added treat we had when the Vulcan bomber flew over on it's way to nearby Elvington, you should have seen everyones head turn to the roar in the sky and get their cameras out, brilliant, I love the Vulcan.

It turns out we had a very productive day, the aim was to raise £1000 and the latest update this week is that they have gone over that with some monies still to add on from the raffle and auction.
Well done to everyone involved and all who came to support it.


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe well done Sally that's a tremendous amount of money raised, I'm sure you were a wonderful teacher. I'm sure Linda was delighted to be photographed along side Bob too!
I love the Vulcan, it's an amazing aircraft!
V x

Shaheen said...

OH i am so pleased that you had an awesome and rewarding day and raising funds for an admirable charity; and how lucky of Bob to get to pose with Linda :)
Added bonus it was a lovely day too, all round excellent.Hope your spirits are up x

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

sounds like a great day all round. I really will have to learn to crochet, I feel as if I am missing out on something