Everything's so overgrown here at the moment, grasses, styles, wildflowers, riverbanks, wooded hazel, leafy ferns and brambles all tangle over one another . . . 'hey summer hay!'
Not a great deal happening on the craft front of late. I am in the throes of planning a house move and packing up craft materials. More on the move when things become a little more certain. . . . I am also, and not without a little sadness, finishing teaching a loyal yoga class that has been with me for the past four years. ( I was initially only going to teach for a term, as I had previously given up teaching due to ill health - I was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2008; fortunately, I remain healthy and cancer free to date.
Last year I got together with a Raj, yoga teacher friend who also loves sewing and crafting, and we started making yoga bags for the Haven, www.thehaven.org.uk/hereford supporting people who have breast cancer. Hereford Haven was, and has been, a godsend for me ever since.
Material for the yoga bags was donated. We asked for a donation of £7.00 for each bag - many people very generously donated much more. The side of bags were two cut out circles 7 inches diameter, and one piece of material all the way round to accommodate a yoga mat, blanket, and two blocks. Each bag was lined, a shoulder strap added and ties for closing. As you can see one talented person then decided to add her own zip.
Next week is my last yoga session, before I hand over to Yoga Summer School, where various yoga teachers donate their time and pay to the Haven Hereford.
My yoga class also run their own weekly raffle with donations of their spare change and bring in their own small prizes. Money raised is donated termly to the Haven. These small donations can be used to buy little things such as handwash or flowers to brighten up the venue. The yoga students are a lovely group of people, I will miss them all. . . Raj will take over my class in the Autumn.
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