Monday, March 28, 2016

Time off

Greetings, everyone. This week is filled with preparations for a family get-together next Sunday.  We expect to have nine little cousins--between six and fourteen years of age--here at my house. Hope to have some pictures to show you on my next entry. The proud parents of all those children are bound to take pictures.   :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Claudette !

No one could have predicted it. Tomorrow, Claudette will leave for her new home. She'll be heading for Arkansas to spend her days at a lovely estate overlooking Lake Sequoyah in Fayetteville. What a lucky girl. I couldn't be happier for her.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Bake sale's comin'

Our annual bake sale is a big effort for all the members of the Franciscan group I belong to. We bake everything "from scratch"--lots of yummy stuff. Much of it has an Easter theme because it's just one week before Easter. Y'all come, if you're in the vicinity.

Where? We'll be in the hall next to the church--Our Lady of the Assumption--at Bonita and Berkeley in Claremont, CA.

When? Sunday, March 20  from 8 AM until 2 PM. Come early for the best selection.

And we'll have more than baked goods. Crafty members are working on their specialties--knitting, ceramics, jewelry, sewing and more. My thing is dolls. I've made some Peggy People,

and some more of the fat little teddy bears,

and one of my clowns--Claudette--is going to be raffled.

What happens to the money we make? It's our only fundraiser for the year. Thirty percent of the money we take in is given to charities. Most are local, but some are connected with Franciscan efforts elsewhere, like the clean water project in Africa. We also provide help if one of our members is in need.
     Hope to see you there.