Sunday, 21 July 2013

Brilliant Day!

Hello friends
Well, what can I say...a wonderful day yesterday.  Totally overwhelmed by the turnout
and kindness of people - the words THANK YOU seem inadequate.
I think Elliott made it complete much later in the evening when he
just sat there with a big smile and said - mum, I've had an amazing day.

As promised, here are some photos!
Elliott, myself, Janice and Sally.
Huge thanks to Janice, Sally, Sue and more ladies from their craft group -
you are all lovely and you kindly gave up your day to demo stitching on cards and more.
A demo in action and visitors, it got really crowded at times.
Yummy cakes ....
 and more yummy cakes!
The GRAND cake... kindly made and donated by my sister.
As mentioned, Elliott was charged with picking out the winner of the Grand Cake.
 And Gillian was the lucky winner.
I know I didn't get round to talking to everyone (and believe me I can talk!)
apologies if I didn't get a chance to have a proper chat.  The day just whizzed by.

Now to the important news - how much have we raised for
Ronald McDonald House, Camberwell???

I am thrilled to announce the total is ........


Our aim had been to raise £500 so that Elliott could have a leaf on the charity tree at the
house, extremely pleased that we have exceeded that.
I can't begin to tell you how much this house helped me while Elliott underwent surgery,
mentally it allowed me to leave the hospital and recharge my batteries for a
few hours while Elliott slept. Practically, it was just around the corner from
King's so I knew I could be back at his bedside within minutes if needed.
It was a little safe haven away from the all the medical 'stuff'.

Elliott and I have been invited to call into the house for cup of tea whenever we are
visiting Kings and as that is every week for the next few weeks I think
we might take some cake with us too!

This fundraising has been successful down to all of you dear friends -
thank you for purchasing kits, raffle tickets, donating and coming along to the event.

Friends smooth out the bumps on the road of life.

Talking of the raffle... the raffle is now closed but please stop by tomorrow
and all of next week.  Every day there will be winning tickets revealed and the prizes.
Elliott and I are organising this today.

There are a few kits still available - grateful to those who have sent in images,
I have them all on display in the shop.
The kits are now £6.50 as there is no longer a raffle ticket enclosed, still have to
charge a tiny bit for Mr Royal Mail!  Please email me if you would like one.

Take care friends - much love from a very happy Emberson family.


jucrook said...

Christine. It was a lovely day. Congrats to Gillian lucky girl. Didn't get to meet Elliott as he was elsewhere when we came. Good to meet Mitchell though. Well done to all of you on raising more than your target. I'll be reading your blog with crossed fingers all week to see if I'm a winner. Elliott carry on getting better and stronger each day and I hope the treatment isn't too awful. Ju

Lacelady said...

I am so happy yesterday went well Christine, and congratulations on raising more than your target. The cakes looked yummy, especially the one your sister decorated, that was amazing.

Chris said...

Morning Christine, I got quite emotional reading your post today, I'm so pleased it all went well today and you all enjoyed yourselves, I would have loved to have visited. Well done on reaching your target and the cakes looked scrummy.
Chris X

Kim Hurley said...

Morning Christine. It was lovely to meet you all yesterday. You all worked so hard and the shop looked amazing. Mitchell and Elliott are a credit to you and you must be so proud of them. I had a go at the stitching which was great and the ladies were so patient. Congratulations for raising so much. My son bought a kit and is going to make it up for my birthday - I will send you a picture of the finished product! Take care and hope to meet you again. Kim and Joseph x

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Such amazing pictures of your fabulous day. What a cake from your sister, I have never seen anything like it. So pleased that Elliot. Got his leaf and more. Well Done to All of your support team. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, I am really pleased for you,such a great sum raised for such a good cause.
Your pictures show everyone enjoying the day,the cakes look lovely, the raffle cake is amazing. Well done. Take care. x.

Sue B said...

So pleased that your charity event went well yesterday & you certainly raised a substantial amount for the Ronald Macdonald House. Your sister's cake looked amazing but equally the other cakes looked scrumptious too. Well done to Mitchell & his culinary skills. Good luck to all in the coming week for the raffle prizes.

Elaine said...

Well done all of you for raising such a great amount of money thats fantastic. Even better as Elliott got a leaf on the charity tree. All the cakes looked yummy and your sisters looked wonderful - a talented family !!
Look forward to seeing more next week. Put your feet up you deserve it x

AnneRD said...

Good morning Christine.
From the photographs it appears you had a wonderful day, I am sure it was a tonic for Elliott too. You must be so pleased with the amount of money raised by all your hard work.

Please can you ask your sister to post a tutorial on how she decorates such gorgeous cakes, and Mitchell can add the recipes for his cakes too.

Best wishes, Anne x

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine, I'm so pleased you had such a successful day yesterday and exceeded your target. The photos are super and your sister's cake spectacular.You all deserve a good rest today so put your feet up and chill.Got every thing crossed for the raffle! Love and hugs Maggieann xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
So pleased for you Elliot and Mitchell, looks like you had a fantastic day and to exceed your target is great. Sorry I could not be there. Your sisters cake looks amazing, how long does it take her to make one?
You all deserve a rest today so put your feet up and relax.
Keeping my fingers crossed that one of my numbers might be lucky in the raffle.

Clai01 said...

So pleased for everyone involved, the cakes looked great and Elliot you're a star!

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, So glad it all went well and congratulations for raisins so much money. love to all of you Jean Z xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine. I'm really happy that all went well yesterday and you managed to raise your target.
It looks like everyone had a good time and obvioussly ate a lot of cake.
love Val x

Janice said...

Hi Christine

What a fantastic result! You must all be so pleased, particularly Elliot in being able to have a leaf on the charity tree.
I had a lovely time yesterday, meeting you, your Mum, sister, Elliot & Mitchell.....what a lovely family you
have :-)) It was nice to be able to chat to them, and see your studio in 'real life'!
Many thanks to Janice & Sally for their patience with me whilst I was having a go with the stitching - I think I got the hang of it in the end!
Looking forward to the results of the raffle this week!
Have a nice, relaxing day which you all deserve.
Janice x

mags said...

Looks like everyone had a good day. Congratulations on achieving your target and more.

Linda said...

Congratulations Christine Elliot and Mitchell such a fantastic result. Looks like you had a marvellous day.
Looking forward to the raffle results

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine
What a fabulous result!!!

Looks as though everyone enjoyed themselves and those cakes look so yummy and your sister's cake looks too good to cut into.

Hope you are relaxing today

Sue xxx

Mary by the Sea said...

Good morning Christine, congratulations to you all for yesterday. I was so lucky to be able to come along to the Charity event.

Everyone was so welcoming, your sisters cake was truly amazing..

The Canadian Malt loaf made by one of your work colleagues was so tasty.

Elliott is such a positive person. Both he and Mitchell are such natural, confident and charming guys. A pleasure to meet them both yesterday.

Congrats to Gillian on winning the cake, my fingers and toes are crossed waiting for the raffle results....

Take care, Mary x

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine and Family
Well done to you all, I am so pleased you exceeded your target.
It was all done by hard work so many congratulations to all involved. You can all have a relaxing day now, well done
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the photographs. I am so pleased it went well and that you exceeded your target. Take care. Claire

hazel young said...

Well Done Christine and family for raising so much for a great cause. Glad you all had a fantastic day. Cakes look fantastic and I love your pink plates. Looking forward to the raffle next week now. Hope you have a very relaxing day after your busy one yesterday xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, So glad the day went well, the atmosphere must have been electric, I am so, so, please that you exceeded your target, well done to everyone involved. The cakes looked so yummy, and your Sister's Grand Cake is stunning, well done Gillian for winning this creation.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Congratulations to you all!!! Fantastic news. So glad that yesterday was such a great day and raised so much money. You must all be very proud (and very tired, I am sure). Get some resttoday. Take care.

Nikki Payne said...

So pleased you had an amazing day:)
and wow! you exceeded your target so very very sad I wasn't there!
That cake looked beautiful...don't know that I would want to cut into it is so pretty:)
Wishing you all well...I am off on holiday tomorrow so I will catch up when I get back!
Hugs Nikki x

loftylass said...

Morning Christine - I'm so pleased that your day was a resounding success and you raised so much. Lovely pictures and yummy looking cakes. Well done all of you.
Heather W

Wendy L said...

It does look like yu all had a wonderful day. Well done to you all. Cakes do look scrummy. xxx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, im so pleased it all went well and everyone enjoyed the day, just sorry it was too far for me to make it. Nearly finished putting my kit together. Emma

Ann said...

Hi Christine

So glad you had a fabulous day everything looked so scrummy and those cakes oooooh I would have had to make a box to take a slice of each home he he :-)
Your Grand Cake looked amazing your Sister is so clever.
What a fantastic result you all take a big pat on the back you have worked so hard we have the easy bit buying the kits and tkts.

Take good care luv n hugs Annxxx x

Layerlass67 said...

Fantastic job and fantastic result. Well done Christine, Elliott and Mitchell, family and friends who contributed to the day. Everything looked fabulous, the cakes, the Grand Cake, the shop and everyone enjoying themselves. So sorry I couldn't be there to meet you all. Looking forward to the draw, fingers crossed I might win something. Enjoy your day. Gemma xx

Elizabeth said...

How fantastic, I have got really emotional reading all the wonderful things about yesterday. I am thrilled for you all. All your hard work had paid off. Like many other ladies, I am sorry I could not make it yesterday but I did support with a donation and raffle tickets.
Have a lovely day.
Elizabeth x

Hellma said...

Congratulations to the Emberson Family, glad Elliott got his leave. Looks like a great day was had by all.

nattyboots said...

Well done all of you on your successful day ,you made it all happen with your hard work, and to raise more than your target, well that must have put the icing on the cake {excuse the pun }
Talking of cakes what a beauty your sister made and well done to the winner .

Lovely photos Christine im so pleased Elliott will get his leaf .

Now we crafty crafters will be looking forward to the raffle every morning
Good luck to us all!!

Have a nice day all of you
Elaine H x

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Good morning Christine & all your amazing family, Well done to you all what a sterling sum of money you and all have raised for such a very good cause. Well done. Lovely pics and looks as though you all had a lovely day and I only wish that I could have been there. The cakes looked very scrummy and could win a prize or two on their own!

Janice said...

Christine, I am absolutely delighted that you were able to raise so much money, and also that I was able to be a part of the day and raise money too. It was lovely to see so many people in the shop. The ladies that tried stitching were very good pupils, and seemed to enjoy what they were doing and hopefully they will take up this new craft. I can confirm that the cake that Mitchell made (lemon & coconut) was delicious and all the cakes seem to go down well. Your mum was a star with the teas/coffees and Mitchell worked hard on the till. Glad Elliott enjoyed the day as well as visiting the model railway exhibition just up a few doors from your shop. I'm keeping everything crossed that I may be lucky enough to win a prize. There were so many donated that hopefully my chances are good. Janice xxx

SUE said...

Morning Christine,

What a wonderful day it was yesterday, everyone was so friendly, it was lovely to see you again and to meet your lovely family, they are a credit to you, Elliot is such a positive young man, and Mithcells lemon cake was soooooo moorish, I am so happy that Elliot can have that gold leaf on the tree, I was very happy to have been able to help along with Mary, Sally and Janice with the stitching on card, well done to everyone involved with the day.

Good luck to Elliot with all the upcoming treatment you will be having, you are a wonderful caring young man.

Love and hugs Sue xx

Lynn Hardy said...

It sounds like it all went really well yesterday - I'm so pleased for you all. Glad that Elliot enjoyed it too and I hope that he continues to get better with each passing day.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Good Morning Christine and family,so happy you had a wonderful day and great news on how much you raised,well done to all.I am looking forward to the draw during the week.
Big Hugs

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all. It obviously was a wonderful, successful event. So pleased for you all and that Elliott will get his leaf on the wall. He looks taller so well done on all counts. Thanks for pictures.

Hugs and good wishes to everyone

Phil D

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Christine, Mitchell and Elliot,

Congratulations on reaching and passing your target, I am so pleased for you all, you have all worked really hard. Reading your post today I shed a few tears (of joy) that the day went so well, I wish I could have been there.

Love to all
Chrissie x x

ps ... the cakes looked yummy.

Craftychris said...

That is so fantastic! I am so pleased at the total especially after all your hard work. The photo's are lovely and I just wish I could have been there is person. Take care and well done all of you! xx

Teresa said...

I am thrilled that your event went so well and the cakes look so delicious... Thanks for sharing all the pictures for those of us who couldn't make it and Congrats and see you soon!

Carolyn Bell said...

I'm so glad the day went well and that your efforts have raised so much. Well done!! I have everything crossed for a raffle prize!
Love Carolyn x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine - well done to all of you on your amazing fundraising! Aim so pleased you all had a wonderful day- hope you're getting to relax today & all good wishes to Elliott for continued recovery, hugs Carole Z xx

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Anne O said...

Hi Christine, Elliot and Mitchell
I so enjoyed my visit to your shop and the warm welcome from everyone. Thank you Sally for explaining how to follow the embroidery pattern and for giving me your email in case of difficulty. So pleased your target for a leaf was met.
Best wishes, Anne O

mary said...

Hi Chrisrine, Elliot, Mitchel and family what a wonderful day had by all I really enjoyed helping Sue, Janice and Sally to help other ladies embroidery on card, it was a special day for Elliot and the family and I am so pleased the target was made for Elliot to get the gold leaf on the tree.

Mitchell I loved your lemon and coconut cake.
Good luck and best wishes for the future Elliot you are a strong boy.

Love Mary x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you all on raising such a spectacular sum for a very worthwhile cause. Sorry I couldn't be with you, but have been following, and will continue to follow, progress on all fronts. Am crossing my fingers for the raffle - do I feel lucky?!!
Annie S.

LoraineC said...

So glad everything went well I was thinking of you all. Congratulations:))

Valerie said...

What a great amount you managed to raise. I am sure you must all be so tired as you would have had such a long day. I really enjoyed being at the shop, even for a short time. So will this be an annual event? It is such a worthwhile cause. Well done to you all. Valerie

Jen Brown said...

Sounds like you had a brilliant day, wish we were closer but it's great to see all the pics. It's so nice to see Elliott looking so well and enjoying himself, so pleased he had a great day. Take care Jen xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Congratulations Christine it looks like it was a rip roaring success! Susan x

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