Monday, 30 April 2012

"Biggest Afternoon Tea"

Yesterday our local quilting group, held our annual fundraiser for the Cancer Council's "Biggest Morning Tea" event. We usually have an afternoon tea and a small quilt display in someones garden, or a hall, and invite the locals to come for afternoon tea. We have tables set up, with tablecloths and use cups and saucers, which is unusual in a society where we drink from a mug. This year it was held at "The Sanctuary".
We were blessed in the weather yesterday, a lovely sunny afternoon to sit outside and have a cuppa, so there was a good turnout from members of our district.

Above, some of the members after the setting up and hanging of the quilts.

Inside the back pergola, before people started coming. Notice the lovely floral arrangements on the tables, that were done by our president.

Below the lovely display on lines strung up from tree to tree, up the driveway to the house.
Below, is "Bones", my dog, just fits nicely into the doghouse, which was in the back yard
when I bought the house. He doesn't cost a lot to feed, and makes no noise for the neighbours to complain about!! Jean named him Bones, because she thought he needed a good feed!
Marlene brought her dog to visit, and I am sure that "Lady" was wondering why this other dog would
not talk to her??
Above, the working crew in the kitchen, notice the lovely cups and saucers, many of which belonged to mothers and grandmothers. It's usually a once a year airing for them.
A few shots of the people gathered around for their cuppas. It was a good fundraising effort.

Well, I think its time to get back to the quilting, have a few I want to get done this week.
And then its time to get The Sanctuary ready for another weekend retreat, this time with Michele Hill.
I am looking forward to that. There is still one place left if anyone would like to join us.

Enjoy your week, whatever you are doing.
From Jude 
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Furball Farm Quilting said...

Jude this looks like a fantastic venue, showcasing all of that wonderful talent in the area. Love the gardens too!

jude's page said...

Thankyou for your comments Judy, it was a good day.

Sue said...

I loved the fact that you got this blog up so quickly well done Jude.