I was lucky enough to be invited by Pam Phillips of CIKA (Cancer in Kids) to the Girls Day Out run by the auxiliaries for the Royal Childrens Hospital.
This was a workshop on different craft projects so as to raise money for the different auxiliaries.
We were lucky enough in the morning to be presented with a 3D presentation of what the hospital will
look like and the facilities, I have to admit that I was blown away with what this hospital will have to offer,
they have taken every aspect into account for the patients, parents, doctors, nurses etc. I think the main thing
is everything is accessible to the kids so even the toddlers can see out the windows as they are virtually
floor to ceiling height and 80% of the rooms will have a view to the natural parklands and the remaining 20% will have views to Garden courtyards add to that, all rooms have internet access and movies available 24/7, provisions for parents to stay, plus 2 storey aquarium with sharks and shark feeding maintained by Melbourne Aquaruium, Motel, IGA Supermarket, Increased parking, possible meerkat enclosure, playgrounds and access to outside from all levels, this is just a few of the many facilities. This is so amazing and we are fortunate enough to have this great hospital opening up at the end of next year. With completion of the whole project in 2014.
take a class with her last Thursday. We were all learning the raw edge applique technique with your darning foot on your machine. After a few @#$% words and groans we all managed to get the knack of it.
Wish you were here! cushion
This was our practice piece for the class. Next class we will be learning how
to quilt the background on our domestic machines.This will be the most challenging