So, a few days ago at the Guild, we had a “Biggest Morning Tea” for the NSW Cancer Council. This is a fund raising activity to aid research and development in the field of cancer. Morning teas are held all over NSW. It has a special significance for us this year, as three of our members are currently battling cancer – they were all there at the Biggest Morning Tea, looking wonderful. In conjunction with the morning tea, we have a tea cosy competition. This year we had the largest number of entries yet, about 35 and Sue from our LYS, Cherryhills, paid a visit to do the judging.
Just in case you think you can spot a beanie or two, one of the categories was “When is a tea cosy not a tea cosy – when it’s a hat”.
In the photo above, my tea cosy is the cyclamen pink one with the handle of the teapot pointing towards the viewer. It is a chevron pattern with a rose on top. The yarn was given to me by Janette – I think for the skirt I started to knit for Ms 11, but it went to a good cause as the tea cosy was donated for sale for charity. It cost $5 to enter the competition and that included morning tea. Morning tea was $5 and we also had a raffle with a large basket of donated goodies – being shown off here by our raffle organiser extraordinaire.
Members of the group all brought plates, a small band of people came in on the weekend to set up and dcorate the room – it looked amazing.
One of the women in the Guild had won a first prize in a local show and had brought the winning tablecloth in to show us – this a shot of the pattern detail:
What can you say to this – it’s beautiful – and there was so much of it.
We had a great day knitting, talking, eating, laughing, buying raffle tickets and of course, washing up! In all we raised $800 for cancer research. Well done to all involved!