Kids Help Phone Fundraiser Update

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Just thought I’d update a post that I made back in Sept. on this blog regarding the fundraiser that we had a garage sale for.  The fundraiser was in honor of my daughter Morgan’s best friend Brianne.  We lost Brianne this past year to Suicide.  A very sad event in all of our lives….

Brianne, Morgan and Blair

On December 18th, 2010  a fundraiser was held at a local community center here in Oshawa.  My Daughter and 3 of her closest friends worked very hard to organize this very successful event.  The theme was “Mardi Gras”, Brianne would have loved it!  Music, Food, door prizes and games.  A good time was had by all! The organizers were pleased to raise almost $6,000.00 from this event.    I am so proud of the girls who put this event together….what a loving thing to do and it helped all of us in so many ways!  Great job girls!!!

Been Months Since I last Posted…..

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Hi All.  I haven’t posted since October.  Life just got busy and in the way….I also switched over to a new laptop courtesy of my daughter, Morgan.  She needed a Mac for school work so I was able to take over her old computer.  It was much newer than mine but it has taken me a while to get used to it.
Honestly, I was very glad to see the backside of 2010.  The most challenging year of my life for many years.  It was a tough one right to the bitter end.  I felt a deep exhale within myself when it was over and I woke up in 2011.  I really feel like this year will be one that will see a lot of positive changes.

In the meantime…..I have been crocheting things with plastic bags and VCR tapes.  I just wanted to try it OK.  It was fun…it takes a lot of patience too.

 I made a hang tag for the bags that I made using the corresponding movie that was used to make them.
 I also added some random balls of yarn that I had laying around. 

This green bag was made using the Sound of Music. It has been a great learning experience and fun to see how the bags turned out.  I think that a bunch of these funky bags would really stand out at the checkout when grocery shopping. What a stylish way to bring home the Raisin Bran!  The VCR tape seems to be very strong and one old tape goes a long, long way while crocheting.
If I can just get myself organized a little better this year, I will get back in my workroom and get some penny rug projects on the go.  I just wish that I could control my attention span to stay focused and not jump around so much.  One day I am working on a t-shirt rug and the next day I am crocheting plastic bags.  There are half finished things laying all over the place!