Another Year Older!


By Judith on June 24, 2012
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It was my birthday yesterday!

Thank you to everyone who has wished me happy birthday!  It was a lovely quiet, relaxing day – just what I needed after a busy weekend!

I will do a wee post soon on the goodies I received, but I’ve waited too long already to update you on our Exhibition Day on Saturday.

To say that the day went well would be an understatement!  I’m struggling to find adequate ways to describe how the event went over.  So I’ll use some of the words that others used to describe the event:

Brilliant!                 Amazing!                     Smooth Running!                       Well attended!

Inspiring!                 Warm atmosphere!            Community!                   Peaceful!

Quality!                    Fabulous!                    Proud!

You can see better quality pics here, taken by a friend as an army of amazing volunteers helped to set up the Exhibition on Friday evening.

And Sarah has a brilliant pic of our Bee Blessed Stall here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahsewme/7432497892/in/photostream

As I was doing a really good impression of a headless chicken all day, I foolishly didn’t get many pictures taken, but here are a few I managed to get with relatively steady hands!

One of the main aims of this day was to give my students from the past 3 years the opportunity to showcase the wonderful things they’ve made in class.  The visitors who spoke with me said they were blown away by the standard and variety of items on display!  Well done ladies!  Seeing all your items on display was a hugely proud and emotional moment for me!

Another aim of the day was to raise funds for 2 charity groups that are close to my heart – Oasis Quilting Group and Bee Blessed.  In total, almost £1000 was raised for the 2 groups! 
Thank you everyone for coming out in the dodgy weather to support our Exhibition and Fund Raiser!  Your support has meant so much. 
And thank you too to the stirling group of ladies (& a few husbands!) who worked tirelessly over the weekend to make this event run so smoothly and be the great success that it was!
At my most tired moment on Friday evening I thought to myself ‘I don’t ever want to do this again!’  Of course I’ve completely changed my mind!