Friday, 7 December 2018

December 7th and Coffee, Chat and (Optional) Craft!

An Invitation, to thank all Home Start Volunteers, even those like me who've only been volunteering in the new Stowmarket shop for a few weeks.




Refreshments turned out to be a delicious mini buffet and the (Optional) Craft was to make these pretty Christmas decorations with ribbon and beads.(In case you are not sure, due to my ham-fisted attempts............they are meant to represent Christmas trees!)

 I made the green one first but decided it would be a bit heavy for the Christmas tree so made the smaller one for the tree and the big one will go on the window......catching the light.

Might start collecting beads to make some next year, have plenty of ribbon already. The lady who taught us buys up bead necklaces from charity shops and uses those. She also told me about a charity shop called The Big C that has craft classes in Diss, she said it's beside the Original Factory Shop and Poundstretcher, I didn't even know there was a  Factory Shop and Poundstretcher in Diss! but apparently its on a small trading estate just on the edge of town. Sounds as if it's worth a look........ ASAP.

Many thanks for comments yesterday, sorry about the bit that sounded moany and pathetic. I am really pleased with the kitchen, it is so well finished and will still be fixed to the walls when, as Elaine said, archaeologists find it in 2000 years time!  

Back Tomorrow
Sue

24 comments:

  1. Happiness I see is a finished kitchen! Charity shops seem fun, but it is about the sorting of everyone's stuff. Listen to my daughter who runs two charity shops on the state some people leave their clothes in.....

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    1. A lot of junk has been coming in as people clear out before filling their houses with more stuff for Christmas.

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  2. Glad you are happy with your kitchen Sue. Your trees are pretty especially when the light changes thro them.
    Hazel c uk

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  3. What a lovely way to thank volunteers. Great idea for the crafted decorations....much nicer than the paper chains we used to make as kids.

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  4. I've never seen trees made like that before. They might be appearing here at Frugal Follies next year.

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    1. You just need thin ribbon for going up the middle, wider ribbon for the tree and beads with holes big enough for a needle to go through easily.

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  5. What are blogs for, if not to have a good grumble now and again? And discovering two new shops is great! Have a good time.
    xx

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    1. I'm not bothered by The Original Factory shop or Poundstretcher - Tat in both but the Big C Charity shop (which I discovered is The Norfolk cancer charity) with Craft classes sounds interesting

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  6. That’s a great idea-I have lots of beads as I too am given broken necklaces with beads for my craft group. Yours are lovely but I agree about the big one being heavy for the tree. It will make a lovely window decoration.

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  7. He may have been a bit of old woman but he had the right idea in this crime ridden part of eastern England. All the things he identified he was right about. I hope the kitchen brings you much joy now and you can bake and fiddle to your heart's content.

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    1. But people hare coursing are in groups, with landrovers parked close by, not one man and his black labs walking a footpath!

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  8. What a nice way to spend a morning.
    Hugs-x-

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  9. That green tree decoration is lovely, Sue! What a great idea to use ribbon folded like that!
    Margaret P

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    1. Simple enough even for me - provided you can get the thin ribbon through the eye of a needle!

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    2. I'm hopeless at any kind of needlework, Sue, that's why admire people who can make pretty things like this! A friend and myself once decided to form a non-achievers club and a friend wanted to join but she was over-qualified: she could swim and cycle and ride a horse (all the thing we could not do!)
      Margaret P

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  10. After a break from c/shop volunteering, I went to ask about volunteering at my local charity shop and I was 'rejected'?! It's a small shop and apparently they have TOO MANY volunteers at the moment - never heard the likes! Unfortunately there aren't any others locally so will have to take my services further a-field!

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  11. You're entitled to a moan once in a while! Sounded well deserved. The Christmas trees look really nice. How nice to recognise the volunteers!

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  12. What a lovely way to spend a morning> Your trees were inspirational, I quite like the idea of doing some to top my gifts for next year.

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  13. Shame on people who leave crap. I am going to suggest the craft thing to our shop, it sounds like fun and gets people to buy the little stuff I should imagine. Loved your moan, years ago our office had a workman whose trousers were always slipping down his large backside exposing way too much each time he bent over, which was often.

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  14. I worked for my local Home-Start for a few years and then volunteered for a couple of years more and it's the most valuable work I've ever done. Well done Sue, your work in the charity shop is supporting an organisation which changes lives. x

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