Sunday, September 06, 2009

Roberts Creek Report

The Roberts Creek group led by Miki makes sewn angels as well as cone angels. They get together occasionally with some friends and relatives from Vancouver. They supply several Sunshine Coast shops and a gallery in Deep Cove, and do beautiful work. Miki sent this report in July:

“The angellers and four friends spent a beautiful summer weekend at a cottage making angels. There were nine of us, and seven from Vancouver. Packed with food and wine and angel supplies, we "worked" making almost 90 angels until late Saturday night. On Sunday, we finished and cleaned up and went for a refreshing walk. It was a wonderful girls’ weekend. One of the teachers had made angels with her class last year. We have planned another angel making weekend in early September.

We are now selling angels at Carola’s Quilt Shop in Gibsons. The owner became so interested that she has given us space on the front counter and donated two large bags of batik and African patterned fabric. A master spinner donated a huge spool of dark brown wool for hair, so we’re very pleased with the generosity of these ladies.

Both Gaia and Carola's carry the cone angels as well as the sewn angels. We did have angels at Vortex, a high-end dress shop in Sechelt, but the owner apologized for the lack of angels being sold. She would like to start afresh closer to Christmas. I'm feeling more optimistic about certain businesses who might be willing to handle the angels in the fall, especially the Christmas season. We're working on it. We're still glueing and sewing along, producing African Aids Angels gladly.”

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