I am still not 100% but I have to soldier on as I have heaps of things to catch up on.
The last weekend in September is the Embroiderers Guild annual exhibition and as usual I am running around like a dog chasing it's tail trying to finish off the things that I am putting in the exhibition.
I am also in charge of the Recycle Table which is a big money earner for the guild.
Members donate things that they no longer need like kits-books- threads-fabric-gadgets-embroidery frames etc -in fact as I tell them "if you no longer need it someone else will".
Last year we raised over $4,000 for the year by having a recycle table.
This week myself and another lady have been sorting out all the "treasures" that have been donated over the year and we have been pricing them and boxing them up ready for the exhibition.
We do operate the recycle table at the guild and it is always well stocked but I do keep things aside to take to the exhibition.
The photo below shows some of the threads that we have.
They are priced and bagged up with all the same type of threads in one bag ready to be displayed in baskets on the table.
We have all the different types of DMC threads
There are the Caron threads and every hand dyed thread type that I have used.
Then there is Appletons wool -enough to start a shop.
Gold threads silver threads --oh the mind boggles.
And all I could think of was "I would love that one" but I had to resist--"get thee behind me Satan"
This bag is chokkers full---but wait there's more---my head is spinning.
Next week we are pricing fabrics---Aida cloth-Lugarno--Linens of every count and type and colour and they all fit into a bag as big as the thread bag.
We also accept things from the members who want to sell their stuff on commission--we keep 20% of the sale price for the guild.
If you belong to a Guild and want to make money then this is an amazing way to raise money.
All I have to do is leave my purse home on the days or else it will all end up at my place.