Monday 17 June 2013

That’s what friends are for…..

Can you believe it?  Nine finishes on Friday night!!?? 

Ok, they weren’t the trendiest or the most attractive finishes (and neither was the model….selfies are AWFUL aren’t they???), but they did draw the most attention on Saturday night…….

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nine mop hats ready for our Relay for Life team…..and they were grabbed and worn by everyone!!!!   Here they are at about midnight, having the elastic threaded through the casings….

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they look like giant pizza bases, don’t they???  Armed with the 9 hats and my huge pot of pea and ham soup, I toddled off to the Relay.

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Why the hats??   Our team was called “Polly Put the Kettle On”…..figure out the theme for the relay this year yet????  Hmmmmm????…..our tent was appropriately decorated and we were the ‘official’ cappucino and hot chocolate tent, with all funds raised from sales going to the Cancer Fund

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I lost count of how many cuppa’s I made but we were going practically all night so I imagine it was well over a couple of hundred.

Well I couldn’t really walk with MY knee, so I was designated……barista?!

Temperatures were cold on the damp grassy football field and by 5am it was 9 degrees….I really wish I had brought more warm clothes and quilts……but I did manage half an hour’s sleep and a couple of 10 minute shut-eyes.  Despite that, Sunday was a complete wipe out!!!!   Hubby says I snored the roof off!!!!  

I don’t snore!!!!!!! LOL 


Today was a perfect get together day for our Monday stitchery group…we started off at the Palmetum tea garden and blew the diet out the window!!!……

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(My barista skills didn’t extend to New Zealand ferns!!!!..think I needed more lessons! )

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before heading to one of the ladies’ houses for stitching…..I did some power stitching to work off some of those calories!!!! Nothing like the support of friends to motivate you!!!

I’m nearly finished Jenny’s “In an English Garden” stitchery….it’s so sweet, I’m loving it!

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Hope you’re getting some time for stitching too!

sugary hugs xox :O)

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Susan said...

Of course you don't snore - none of us do!!!! That is s job for husbands...
calories eaten with friends are halved - at least!!! Bet you enjoyed it anyway.

Marilyn said...

Well done on your great effort - making the mop hats and all those cuppas. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day today, and the power stitching would have helped work off that little morning tea.

Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

what a great post and love the painting of polly your stand looked fantastic and what snoring,lol.xx

Diane-crewe said...

LOVE that hat xx glad you had a good time ... and good food x

Sandi said...

I would have definitely blown my diet for the food too...looks reading your blue is my fav colour too...

Farm Gate Creations Incorporating Hummingbird Quilting said...

Sounds like a memorable time. I love the idea of power stitching to work off the calories.

retdairyqueen said...

Great effort for the Relay Well done

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I think I've seen those pictures somewhere else today. LOL The yummies and specialty drink, that is. Love the mop hat. No wonder they were popular - and that model is too cute! Your version of Jenny's pattern looks great! I see you make the same beautiful stitches she makes.

Anthea said...

Great work on the Relay caps Wendy! And all those cuppa's were no doubt a great boost for everyone who had one... x