Some folks are full of good works and Bernice McMaster is one of them. Even though she keeps herself very busy with volunteer work she makes sure she always has time to sew. This is Bernice's version of Oriental Beauty which she started in a workshop I did in Sackville, NB last spring.
I recall that Bernice agonized over her colour choices, but what a striking blue she chose as accent. Bernice writes that this piece looked so good on her kitchen table that she made curtains to match out of the darker blue fabric. The pattern for Oriental Beauty may be found on my website.
Bernice has coordinated a group of Upper Sackville, N.B. women who meet at her house weekly to sew "little dresses for Africa".
Bernice writes, "We found a teacher who is going to Uganda next month so she will take a duffle bag of 35 with her to be distributed to children in need. Then we just look for missionaries who are going to any country in need and send them. If you know of anyone who is spring cleaning and has elastic, rickrack, lace and bias binding that they no longer want we would be so happy to receive it! Bias binding and elastic are the hardest to obtain." If you are local and would like to help out Bernice's group, kindly email me and I will put you in touch with Bernice.
Lastly is this picture of one of two pot holders Bernice made and donated to the IODE bazaar in the fall. Bernice acts as co-regent of her IODE group. The directions for this little project may be found here on my blog.
Thank you so much Bernice for sharing these pictures of your beautiful work. Keep sewing - Beulah would be so proud :)