Friday 28 July 2017

Muddling On

This afternoon I went to help set up for the summer fair, including the role a tupenny, where you roll two pence pieces down shoots and if they land completely inside a square, you win a prize.  I was down to do that.  Unfortunately it was decided that actually I could try selling some of the baby/kids clothes that had been donated.  I have absolutely no idea how I am going to run two stalls.  I can't wait to find out how I'll do.  I'm hopeful that some visitor will step up for one or the other.  That's how I came to do the tupenny role because the minister was supposed to do that and got called away.  I've utterly refused to be involved in the kitchen except for washing up, but otherwise I am fairly easy going about what I do.  Most of the other people are as well.  There are a lot of people at that church who are good at being easy going, forgiving and kind.

Bear spent a happy hour road testing the roll the tupenny while I sorted out some of the baby clothes.  Apparently there have been more donations and my instinctive reaction was, 'dear heaven, they've bred!'  We really need the stall to shift some stuff or there will be landslides of small, frilled and pink garments on the unwary.  It's taken over half of the room where the stuff for stalls is stashed.  I need to get in early to sort more stuff out and worry about the roll.  I wonder if the man who came to deal with the boiler would help out as he spent plenty of time helping bear test the board.

I found out that a lot of people will find out about uncle's funeral.  I have a feeling that a lot more will come than I had anticipated.  I may have to adjust the numbers for things like the number of copies of the order of service.  I'm not sure if it will be 10 or fifty, which makes it interesting.

Also, I finished a shawl in a ball.  The free pattern is here.  I quite like the pattern, but I've really taken against the colour.  I'm fine with pink on other people, but it doesn't suit me.


  1. The shawl is lovely. You are a fast knitter! Hope you'll find someone to help with one of your stalls or you'll have to find a way to duplicate yourself!