Mrs. Furui and I spent most of the morning sewing felt balls to cording. This is always a favorite booth at the bazaar.
The children (even as young as three years old!) roll clumps of wool in warm water with detergent and eventually get a ball made (sort of like what happens when you've washed your favorite wool sweater in hot water.... It turns to felt!) The children got their choice of making a necklace or a hair accessory.
Between helping the children, I had to have a go myself. I got fancy and added a felt leaf...
There was a small tea room where "homecoming" mothers and kids could relax and chat.
There were noodle booths and used children's clothing booths and a used bookstore booth.
And of course, there was the raffle booth!
The mothers made a pretty Nine Patch quilt and also a lovely Irish Chain quilt. They really put a lot of work into the Irish Chain quilting (and I heard that most of the mothers had never done patchwork before!)
And, Ta-Da! Our "Crazy Lady Quilters" quilt (that's what our group calls ourselves.... The Crazy Ladies). It made a very nice showing and I heard that about 650 raffle tickets were sold. That makes a nice donation to the kindergarten!