Yesterday I spent the day in the pretty village of Castle Combe. My quilt teacher Ann Chapman is involved with a charity which helps children from Belarus, an area which will contibue to be affected for many, many years to come by the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Twice a year they bring groups of children over to the UK for a month for vital medical care and of course lots of fun.
Ann and a group of other volunteers make quilts for the children and they have a day of craft activities. Ann asked if I would go along and teach the children how to make fabric postcards so they can send them home to their parents. I had so much fun and I think it was a great success. This time the group was all girls and they seemed to really enjoy making their cards. I took a whole pile of fabrics and embellishments with me and they had a couple of hours cutting sticking and glittering. We had a fabulous BBQ which was put on by one of the families in the village, and in the afternoon the children made friendship bracelets while me and another friend Barbara stitched all of their cards together. Emily and Tyler came along too, Tyler had great fun, he made a postcard too (his has Scooby Doo on), but I'm not sure he quite understood why the girls didn't seem to understand him when he was jabbering on! Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so I didn't get many pictures of the day, but when Mark came to pick us up at the end of the day I used his camera to take this picture of all of the cards together. D0n't they look fantastic!
In the evening we went to the free concert in the park in Chippenham, part of the Northwilts festival they had several bands including Bucks Fizz and Go West so a bit of an 80's fest. It was lots of fun though and they had a great fireworks display at the end.