At our last Stake YW activity we only had a few girls and leaders turn up but that didn't seem to make a difference to the success of the activity. Chelsea Parsons came along to help everyone make an appreciation journal out of recycled materials. We used cardboard (collected from the Mt Nelson Store where I work) for the front and back. Chelsea pre-cut and painted them for us. She showed us how to sand them and add some decoration. We used recycled paper (kindly donated from the ABC Newsroom where my mother in-law works!) and the whole thing is held together with two silver rings. They look great. And I think they only cost something like 40c each to make. Thanks Chels.
Prior to the activity the young women were asked to knit one square and bring it along. Some girls knitted their own square, others chose to enlist the help of some RS sisters, either way we were inundated with knitted squares of all shapes sizes and colours. Andy King came along and provided instructions on how to sew the squares together. We didn't get them all finished on the night but with the help of some wonderful young women and their mothers, Andy and myself we have pretty much finished them and will be delivering them very soon.
It was a great night. I can't wait to get some of the girls together to give the rugs to some people who really need them.
NOTE TO SELF: Remember to write in your journal!!