I have had fun the last few weeks making things for the Girls Brigade fundraising concert, we always have a craft table in the halls, so the people at the concert can browse while having their coffee and mince pies. So this year we had some old favourites and some new things. I am pleased to say that I only had to bring a couple of snowman soups home again.
A first for me this year was Burden Bears, these are little bears with their own little quilt and their own little card, which contains a verse telling you why they have come to live with you.
Burden Bear Verse
I'm not a very fancy bear,
I'm plain and rather small.
Even so, someone who loves you
Said I should come to call.
I brought my favourite blanket,
That I snuggle when I'm sad...
It's a present from my Granny,
Made for days when things seem bad.
My Granny always told me,
"Life's like a patchwork quilt...
Just give Jesus all the pieces,
And he'll make a pretty quilt."
Sometimes I don't see the pattern,
Sometimes he seems far away,
Then I clutch my favourite blanket
And I pray...and pray...and pray.
Though I don't have all the answers,
For I'm just a "Burden Bear"
I've been sent here on a mission
From someone who really cares.
So when you see me, please remember...
You are in their thoughts and prayers.
Notepad holders (Thanks Paula)
Pillow Boxes (Well some of them anyway)