Monday, 30 March 2015

You're invited!

Even if it's been a while since we've seen you've been at sewing, this invite is to all the wonderful women of the MWSG community. Please join us for this celebration:

Laura is soon to return from her world wide adventure. 
So it is time to thank Madiha for her patience and fabulously super!sewing skills over the last year. 

We will also be holding a very quick but important meeting 
about future plans for the sewing group.  
It won’t take long & we’d like you all to be there.

Saturday 18 April 
from 3.30 pm 
“Thanks SO much Madiha”  +  “Welcome home Laura” 
afternoon tea party

followed by
MWSG meeting from 4.15 pm

Please bring along a plate of afternoon tea to share.
Contact Jennifer or Angela if you have any questions.

p.s. Laura ‘s first day back at work will be Saturday, 11 April

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Well as you know, Madiha has been doing a marvellous job as our sewing teacher whilst Laura has been overseas. With Laura due back in April, we were thinking how it would be so great if we could afford to pay BOTH Laura and Madiha to work for the sewing group as they both have such a lot to offer - as well as being lovely people!
But as is often the way, it comes down to funds. If you can help us with the fund-raising for MWSG (like the Bulb ordering that is on NOW!) we might find a way to keep employing Madiha.
Please get in touch if you need Bulb order forms or have any fund-raising ideas.

Farina (who was too shy to be in the photo) was so determined to make head way on this special, swishy green dress last Saturday! With Madiha's expert help she is well on her way to finishing.  With just two Saturday afternoons at sewing group, meeting Farina showed me just how exciting it can be to develop a new skill like sewing and how satisfying it is to make something unique that is yours alone.

As the brand new Project Officer at MWSG, I'm really enjoying meeting new members like Farina as well those who've been coming quite a bit longer.  If I haven't met you yet, I should explain I've been employed by the Brunswick Baptist Church to assist the group in becoming financial sustainable into the future.   So apart from getting to know everyone, I'll be trying to organise how we do things, including getting us incorporated!  If you'd like to know what's involved in this exciting step as well as the other ideas we have to help the group grow, then please make sure your contact details are up to date (ask for a form) or look out for me the next time you are in.  

Looking forward to meeting you,
Angela Stock

p.s There's still a little time left to help raise money by buying bulbs (to plant NOW for beautiful flowers in spring). The more we sell the more money we have for sewing group so ask your friends and family to order now.  See Jennifer or Angela for order forms. Payment due Saturday 28 March.