A very crafty Stitch Gatherer


Annie44Sat, 29/10/2016 - 8:36am


There's nothing more pleasurable than finding a hidden treasure at your local op-shop, so when Kay Furley of the North Arm Cove Stitch Gatherers group found an unfinished craft project for the princely sum of $3.00 she snapped it up eagerly.  

Imagine Kay's dismay when she got it home and found the instructions were seven pages long and pretty darn complicated.  Kay brought the project along to the next meeting and all the ladies agreed that it was a daunting task. Imagine their surprise when at the next meeting Kay presented the finished article.  

So here it is, a beautiful christmas stocking filled with toys.  Good on you Kay.  The North Arm Cove Stitch Gatherers group are a pretty talented bunch.

While we are on the subject of crafty ladies, start thinking about your entries for the Biggest Morning Tea in May next year. The theme for 2017 is "Cushions, Coathangers and Door Stops" and entries can be made from any materials.

Prizes will be awarded for the best hand made entries, but If you aren't the crafty type and you find an item that fits the category, you can bring it along for sale at the auction.

There will be raffles, auctions and a lucky door prize with all proceeds going to the NSW Cancer Council. This year's event raised just over $2,000 and the Stitch Gatherers group are hoping to match or perhaps even exceed this amount in 2017.

Keep watching for more posts on the 2017 Biggest Morning Tea in the next few months and spread the word around your friends and family.  

And keep your eye out for more op-shop bargains like Kay's.  Maybe you will find that unusual cushion, coat hanger or doorstop that you can bring along next year to help raise money for a very worthy cause.








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