Bourne Abbey Church

Knit & Sew

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Every month (except August) on the third Wednesday a group of ladies meet at 2pm in the Church Hall.

 

Some people still wonder what we do! Well, we do a fair bit of talking which will be no surprise, but meantime our fingers are busy keeping the flow of knitting going. Evidence of this is there for all to see set out on a table and mainly worked on at home – beautiful little garments for children, blankets, hats, gloves, balaclava helmets – and all for charity. We do not sell our work locally or anywhere else.

 

Over the years, nine this February since the group was started, and with the help of Mr David Grikis of the Baptist Church, innumerable sacks of warm clothing and knitted blankets have been sent via charity Baltic Aid to help the very poor especially in bitter winters in Latvia.

 

Some of our ladies knit exquisite tiny garments for premature babies, which go to a charity, Ray of Hope or to Peterborough Hospital.

 

At Easter each year dozens of endearing yellow chicks are made for children at Women’s Aid at Boston and also for our Church children. Friends of Nyansakia requested very simple knitted tops to keep little ones warm at night and these were made in abundance.

We do not have so many requests for our sewing skills but we have worked many of the kneelers seen in Church. Our skills have been called on to do tricky remedial work on kneelers purchased as kits and found to be too difficult to complete.

 

Recently we received a bag full of knitted rectangles of various sizes which turned out to be about 30 teddy bears all to be sewn up, stuffed and a pretty face embroidered! Most were made up by two ladies, what heroes, and a few by others including myself. Destination unknown as yet.

 

Last month's meeting was a special occasion - our tenth anniversary. A look back in the records showed that Margaret Osmond is our number one long standing member 0 there from the start and amazingly still coming after ten years! There are a number of runners-up who have clocked u[ eight or nine years but margaret deserves the 'thank yo' box of chocolates for her loyalty and commitment, still alongside me through the ups and downs of ten eventful years. We all celebrated  with tea andhome made cakes.

 

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, April 18, from 2-4pm in the church hall. Bring your knitting, needlework or crochet and join us for a relaxing afternoon.                                                                    Rosie Cudmore 01778 423569