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With the help of my friends, I co-ordinate "The Craft Group" which is a place for women to gather and do craft! We share a whole range of things, from craft to the small things that matter to us right up to understanding the whole meaning of life! I learn so much from everyone, I thought a blog would be the perfect way to record the memories! The "Plus..." is all about extra bits 'n pieces that I have found and would love to show you. Welcome to our Craft Group. Please feel free to say hi, leave a comment or become a follower! Enjoy!

Monday, 29 February 2016

A New Year - 2016

It's nearly March! It's about time I said "Happy New Year"!

There have been mixed emotions around here since 2016 started.
My daughter is following her dream at last and has started as a teacher in the Himalayas. Yes, that is far, far away from Australia. We are proud of her and happy for her but of course we all miss her. This is her on the day that our family changed forever...
(I'm not complaining. It's just a Mum thing.)

My colourful adventurer. 
There was another time of sadness. One of our faithful, much loved members of The Craft Group passed away. Valda has been coming for many years. She passed away sooner than expected after a recent cancer diagnosis.  
As a group, we gave a card and flowers to her Craft Group friends who usually sit with her and will no doubt miss her greatly.
Valda had a beautiful faith in Jesus. It was so evident, like a light shining in a dark room. 
She is with Him now. 


My life has changed in a few other different ways. No more children at school! After 22 years of formal schooling, we are done! (Except that I still work part time at the school!)
So... more time for craft?
I wish.
I have a serious obsession with spring cleaning at the moment. I know it's Summer but that is a minor detail. I am sorting cupboards and areas I have not touched for years. It feels good and the purging is proving to be therapeutic.
But I have seen some lovely crafty things being created by ladies at The Craft Group and I will share them soon!

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