Hummingbird House Postcards
I really am not brave enough to check how long it is since I last blogged, but as I have excused myself “several” times before the urge to stitch and create has abandoned me for nearly a year.
Late in June I heard of a Craft and Gift Fair being arranged by Quota International of Redcliffe Inc to assist in raising funds for Hummingbird House, the first Hospice in Queensland to be purpose designed for children
“Hummingbird House is a joint initiative of Queensland Kids and Wesley Mission Brisbane with the vision of creating an innovative and sustainable respite and hospice facility addressing a significant gap in Queensland’s paediatric landscape. Establishing Hummingbird House will deliver a supportive home away from home for families impacted by a child’s life-limiting illness.”
And because the Probus group I belong to recently had Paul Quilliam (CEO of Hummingbird House) as a guest speaker, I was keen to help, so I decided to sell my fabric postcards and donate all proceeds to the fund.As luck would have it, I “found “some hummingbird fabrics available on the internet and purchased some ten FQs to use for cards.
Anyway, after a week of burning the midnight oil and making my loyal Janome work overtime. I had about 25 Hummingbird themed cards for sale, as well as 75 “general” themed postcards.
I hasten to add that most of the general themed cards were from a stash that built up over the year as I made cards for various on-line swaps. I learned yesterday that over 500 people visited the show on July 4. Unfortunately, I didn’t sell as many cards as I hoped, but I was still able to donate $150 as result of sales.