This is my last post about the 'Gifts of Love' Appeal. I couldn't have done it without all your help my dear friends and family. Thank you hugely to Cat for helping me and for organising donations of soap and tea for the mum's presents. Oh and for finding me a music group to send all these wonderful gifts to.
These very beautiful cloths were made by a friend of a friend. Thank you so very much Lisa, they are fabulous and so well made.
These Blue Earth Soaps are locally made in Christchurch and were generously donated by Cat for our appeal. Thank you so much Cat, they are the prettiest soaps and they look wonderful!
I decorated these Eco Store soaps for some of the ladies. The room smelt heavenly when the girls and I were packaging them all up.
Prettily boxed tea from Oliveria was kindly donated by Lynn. Cat is clearly very good at rounding up goods for a good cause! I must remember that in the future. Wouldn't she be the BEST on a school committee?!!
Here are my helpers doing a sterling job of getting all these bits and pieces in bags. We thought we had finished until I found the box of tissue covers!!! Oh bother! Just as well the cellophane bags were resealable.
And finally 35 gift packs, packed and ready to go.
One huge hug for good measure and then out the door to Cat's hubby's work for dispatch. What a good man he is!
Now I must show you a few extras that Joyce sent. Check out these wonderfully colourful scarves!
Doesn't No.2 look cute in one of them? The funny thing is, when I took this photo a couple of weeks back, a scarf was completely the wrong piece of clothing for the weather, but now it's just what you need. And in Christchurch they are even colder than us, so these will be just the ticket.
Joyce also made these cute bookmarks. You would think she had all the time in the world wouldn't you? Well she is as busy as you can be with two young boys and studying to be a teacher as well. It just goes to show how wonderful some people in the world are. Thank you so much Joyce, you are a great friend!
And these wonderful gifts were sent to me via Cat. Just look at how much time and effort were put into these. I'm so excited that finally these gifts are going to be in new homes next week and loved.
Iif you helped make this appeal happen, thank you soooooo much!!!!! You are the best and I thank you very much. It's so nice to be able to show our girls how many wonderful people there are in the world and how willing others are to help out someone in need. You never know when you are going to be the one in need. These days it seems that anything can happen and probably will. Scary times.
Anyway on a lighter note, have a great week! School went back for our girls yesterday and the house is finally getting back to normal. Actually it's a bit too quiet for my liking.