Friday, December 7, 2012

Season's greetings for the Patch

We had some fun last night at The Priory. Lots of goodies, Christmas decorations, food, conversation and just a little drop of wine.
The dining room looked lovely with its exposed stone walls and plenty of Christmas bling.
We all had a little challenge to make a clay snowman whilst waiting for our meal. Jenny's snowman made her smile.
Jean and Sue had every right to be proud of their little fellows.
Ursula enjoyed the evening.
And so did Pat.
Teena and Helen look serious. When it was time to switch seats, they needs a few minutes to finish their very important conversation!
Ros looking gorgeous in her paper hat!
Esther and Mary deep in conversation.
Edith, Barb and Gloria.
Rosemary found a peppermint hat for her snowman
So did Sadie, she's just finishing her's off.
Mary's snowman was very cute.
Edith and Barb again

Way too many photos for one post but we had so much fun i just wanted to share it all.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Camp Quality 2012

Yesterday a bunch of the Patch girls clustered around at Port Denison.
The Blessing of the Fleet was happening in the marina,
the sun was shining and there were plenty of cheerful faces cruising the market stalls.

We've been working throughout the past year making sure we had enough quilts
to give out to this year's campers and with just a bit of tweaking we made it.

18 lovely bright quilts for boys and girls between the ages of three and 16
all of whom have had their lives affected by cancer.
Some of these kids are sick themselves
and some have a brother or sister who
requires treatment and hospitalisation.

What a great bunch of kids they are and we all got a huge buzz seeing them opening their new quilts.

 I was a delighted to receive on behalf of The Patch a special Certificate of Thanks
from these handsome young men.
Thanks to all the members who made quilts, helped sort, count and label them, turned up to help with the presentation, take the photos and
understood all about the tweaking when things have to be rearranged.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some people are always busy

Here's some eye candy. This month we had lots of show and tell at the Patch. Some quilts of course, a clever little folding work satchel that Barb made and Veronica's knitted bag and necklace to ohh and ahh over.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Helen's high tea

After a great deal of planning and attending to details, Helen's idea came to fruition yesterday. She set her mind to hostessing a High Tea at the Patch. The teams were organized into whipping up metres and metres of bunting, searching their china cabinets at home and those of mums and grannies too to find the prettiest cups and saucers. Baking, baking and more baking of tiny delicate cup cakes, pastries and cucumber sandwiches. Our friends from Geraldton Patch were invited and they arrived as a bus load. The Dongara Art Group, known as the DAGs were also invited as we were hoping to use their space at the old Monastery House and they had offered to put on a wonderful display of their artwork. Helen had also invited the CEO of our shire Darren and his lovely wife Jayne to join us.
Many hands make light work and we soon had the old house looking presentable, the sun was shining, food was arranged, teapots were brewing and there was plenty of laughter and fellowship.
A wonderful day it all was and a special thank you goes to Helen for dreaming this up and making it all happen.
Delish home made biscuits
All the work happening in the kitchen
The tables look ready and if the wind stops blowing over the
flower arrangements the cloths will eventually dry out.
Enough cup cakes to fill up all tummies present!
Oh dear! The kitchen needed a fair bit of work to straighten up afterwards.
Friendship and food....a great combination.
Milk or lemon, my dear?

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Little Bunting Goes A Long Way

The girls are helping Helen prepare for the upcoming High Tea

Friday, August 17, 2012

A little "Chantelle" at the Patch

Not a lot of words this time, just enjoy the pictures

 Helen's again
 also Jenny's
 and the other side of Loris's