Saturday, October 20, 2012

There is a lot going on with Dorcas Circle.  First of all we went to the Fiber Festival in Vista and had a wonderful time. There was a great children's craft there that we plan to use as a fundraiser and fun project to do with the children. It is making a key chain or bracelet out of cotton yarn. The braid is called  Japanese Braiding the Art of Kumihimo. It was so simple and fun to do. The children at the festival loved. it.  Bonnie and Hilda spent their time making kits for the craft, which we will sell for $3.00 a kit. Bonnie will be teaching that at the Camp Barbeque Fundraiser. Thanks Bonnie and Hilda for all your hard work. The kits are beyond wonderful.

We were donated TONS of fabric from Disneyland. I talked Mickey Mouse into it. HAHA. Actually the summer cook is friends with a nurse who works at Disneyland it was was left over of fabric they used to make costumes with. Bonnie was so kind to help me sort through a mountain of fabric that I was drowning in. THANKS Bonnie! We are giving a lot back to the community. Some will go to Maxine who is responsible for the Alternative Pregnancy layette bags. We took what we could use for Dorcas Circle. There were gigantic pieces of felt which is great for Camp's skits and lastly I just dropped off 6 bags and boxes to April.  Those of you who went to the Dorcas Retreat got to meet the lovely April. She teaches the girls at San Pasqual Academy how to make quilts. There is a Grandma's Club there, which has retired people work 40 hours a month, teaching the students extra curriculum activities. I am so happy April who is young is passing these skills on to the next generation. She does this as a volunteer. Yea, April.

Now the fun part. Bonnie and I went to a quilt shop called "Fat Quarter's" in Vista who taught us how to make Fabric Pumpkins. They are so cute. It was a fun project to make. There is a good chance that we can make them for 2014 Barbecue Fall Fundraiser as centerpieces for next years event. I need to speak to Tina and the decorations person next year to get more info on how to go on this one.

I also got a box together for Monica to do pillows with her girls for all the holidays in 2013. Thanks Monica for this undertaking.

Please keep the following in prayer:
The BIG Autumn Fundraiser which is October 27th. We really need to sell more stuff and we hope to attract people to our booth to make more money for camp.
April and all she does at San Pasqual to better the youth!

I will remind you all of the next gathering which is November 14th 1-8:30PM.

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