Thursday, June 16, 2022

Raffle Rug Tickets


Here is another photo of our beautiful rug!!

US residents may purchase tickets with certain stipulations as shown below. 

This geometric rug is approx 22x33”. Local NB hookers have made it in support of Villa Madonna Retreat House. 100% of profits will go there. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, US or Canadian. The draw is Sept 13. 

If a US resident wins the rug they are responsible for shipping, less $20 which our guild will pay. 

I can take US cheques only. We don’t have international money transfers.

If you would like tickets please email me for my physical address at

After I receive your cheque I will photograph and email a picture of your tickets. 


Monday, June 13, 2022

Smiles and Tears

 Our fundraiser rug is near completion and we’ve got tickets printed for the raffle

The border is several rows of black and one of the blue. Looks nice. 

Our evening group celebrated year’s end with a potluck. Can I say I’ve missed a good potluck? From salmon to rhubarb bars, chili and gourmet cheeses. And wines. I am a preacher’s daughter who grew up in Virginia and church potlucks were well deserving of anticipation! 

We even exchanged belated Christmas gifts. 

The woman in the last photo is out 96 year old member who had been at the church hall for six hours the same day doing  refreshment prep for a funeral! 

Does anyone else hate changes? I find them so hard, especially when I’m going through a low time. Thankfully this is not one of them. I think I keep holding my breath hoping things go back to normal but am realizing that they’ve been forever altered, no matter how much the sun shines again. All that to say that I think I’m starting to mourn losses of the last two years… people, pet, friendships… and I’m going to allow that. “A time to mourn.”