A big November hello! Hooray for the crisp days, the piles of crunchy leaves and best of all the long, dark evenings. We adore the fluffy slipper loveliness of a cosy night in, as it provides the ideal conditions for contented and uninterrupted stitching sessions.
We had a lovely email from one stitcher yesterday, who said that having her tapestry to stitch in the evenings gives her something enjoyable to do, and that she’s far less likely to nod off in front of the TV if she has her tapestry out. I’m sure many of us would share that view!
It’s time for our latest update on our latest Macmillan fundraiser, our Coffee With Friends tapestry kit. We’ve sold sixty-three canvases now, some as canvases only and others as complete kits.
Cast your mind back to September, and you may remember a very keen and prolific stitcher, Valerie, who was one of the first people to buy a Coffee With Friends kit. She stitched her kit in four days (yes, really!), and told us that she planned to raffle off her completed tapestry to raise funds for Macmillan. What a lovely idea!
Last week Valerie called us to let us know that with the help of her friend Ann, their stitching friends, and the local RDA, they had raffled off her cushion and raised a whopping £288!
A huge thank you to Valerie, Ann, and all their generous friends for their fantastic contribution. We never imagined it would raise quite that much – although it is a pretty gorgeous cushion!
Thanks again to everyone who bought or sold tickets – and congratulations to the lucky winner of Valerie’s cushion.
Including our own second Jolly Red kits and canvases payment to Macmillan, Valerie and Ann’s raffle takings boost this year’s fundraising so far to a brilliant £705.50!
Keep on stitching everyone, and do remember that a Coffee With Friends kit would make a lovely gift for a crafty friend…or perhaps you need a second kit if you’re inspired to hold a raffle of your own!
PS If you’d like to stitch a Coffee With Friends canvas but have lots of your own wools to use up, quote code canvas at the checkout if ordering online (or call us on 01460 281111 if you prefer), and we’ll send you the colour printed canvas on its own.
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