Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Cards for Heroes

August 15, 2009

I just happened on this site from a link, from a link, from another link. ๐Ÿ™‚ Isn’t it funny how that happens?

Cards for

They collect cards (blank cards) to provide to those serving in our military, often in out of the way places with no accessible card stores. No malls nearby.

Make some cards and send them. Birthday, Miss You, and especially now, Holiday related cards. I love this idea and I think I’ll make a couple of cards. Check out the site and see what you can do!

The results of sewing room time

April 27, 2009

I ‘made’ myself spend the weekend sewing. Yes, forced myself – simply refused to let myself do anything else. I’m disciplined huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, it’s lovely to finish projects. I made myself a new purse, more like a small tote, with some discontinuted fabric samples Mike brought home for me. I found the pattern here



Then I created {Penelope}


She is going to the US Davis Infusion Center, as a result of a SAL at CFAC, a charity group I’m involved with. Shannon named her Penelope, as I had no idea what to call it, I really have no idea what it is – but it makes you smile.


I also crocheted some Octopussessesssesss….. um… Octopie? I’m not entirely sure of the plural, but they’re weird little creatures too ๐Ÿ™‚

And some coloring rolls


These things are so fun to make, it’s like playing for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you ever hear someone on TV say something that just makes you go, “Whaaaaaaa?” Well, here is my favorite of last week – “It’s hard to sweep if you lose the first game.” – Al Hrovbosky (not sure of spelling) Just think on it a bit, you won’t figure it out. lol….

Have a lovely week!

Quilters Helping Quilters….

July 16, 2008

With all the flooding recently in many parts of our country, you can imagine what many sewing rooms look like. Can you imagine watching your sewing room go under the flood waters? After seeing that your family and loved ones were safe, seeing all your quilting fabric, notions, books, patterns, and goodies floating about and knowing they were ruined would put a pit of despair in anyone’s tummy.

As usual, the quilters are stepping up! I learned of this from Tammy, our quilting web guru and you can read her post on it here and here is the nuts and bolts of what we’re doing –

ย QUILTERS HELPING VICTIMS:ย  We are keeping all the flood victims in our thoughts and our good friend Jill Reicks at Pine Needles Sewing Center in Cedar Rapids Iowa has agreed to be a clearing house for donations to assist those that lost everything.ย  We ask you to look about your sewing space – what do you have too much of, too many of, or just things you donโ€™t use?Consider those that lost everything and we would ask you to send anything you are willing to part with to Jill.ย  She and her staff will make sure that all of these items fall in the hands of those that need them most.

After this event, I looked about my sewing room and wondered what I would do if everything in it was lost.ย  I would hope my first thought would be that all people were safe, but I would be very sad to loose all of my goodies.ย  It is a good chance for us to โ€œplay it aheadโ€? and share with those that have lost everything. If you have anything you wish to share, books, threads, needles, patterns, notions or????

Then send to:
Jill Reicks
Pine Needles Sewing Center
1000 Old Marion Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Thank you

Please, link to this post or copy/paste the information in your own blog. Spread the word! Let’s get these quilters, quilting again!

Macuwita sni Quilt Project

February 8, 2008

pink-lily.jpgJoin me in making lap quilts! Click above to read more about it. I don’t know about you, but I’m so blessed in my life in every way, it’s time to pass it on. Sometimes I turn down the furnace, cause it’s too hot. Some people don’t have that choice.

Here’s the link –ย  It’s on the top of the page, I didn’t explain that very clearly! Sorry! ๐Ÿ™‚

Giving Away More Stuff…..

February 2, 2008

Congrats Leah! I’m always amazed by how ‘non-random’ a random picking of a number is. One time I made a quilt from simple 3″ squares. I put them all in a brown paper bag and the rule was, I had to sew in the order the squares came out – no matter what! I couldn’t believe how often I picked the same fabric over and over. It was a brown paper bag, I shook it for mixing purposes often, and even closed my eyes when picking! Still… the quilt had many fabrics next to each other that were the same. I have no explanation for that… but Leah’s happy and so I’m happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll get your quilt in the mail Monday!
I’d been looking for a knitting charity to become involved in – and I found one!

ย “Macuwita sni” is a Lakota term which translates to: “I’m not cold”!

The several thousand children of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota need our hand knitted wool sweaters!!!

If you love to knit & want to open both your heart & stash to warm a child …. do join! There are no fees … no schedules …. no requirements – well, I guess wool yarn, a little time and a little mail money to send your creation to SD are the basics which you will need.

Our focus is child sized clothing – size 2 -14. WOOL is WONDERFUL – although a wool/acrylic blend is OK as long as the concentration of wool to acrylic is higher. ~ (No cottons or 100% acrylics please!)~

Please consider a larger size too. Yes – it may take a wee bit longer to knit & use a wee bit more yarn – but older children are sometimes over looked. Heck the style *is* oversized anyway!

Got extra wool?? Maybe a hat … or mittens … or sox … or vest!

This group is a work in progress … let us have fun & knit or crochet!! It would be wonderful if we heard “Macuwita sni ” yelled out, loud & clear!

I’m pretty excited about this and have already knitted 2 hats.

pinkhat.jpgย ย ย  swspinkhat2.jpg

So… let’s have another giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m telling you – this is too much fun! What to give away, what to give away… let’s see….

How about a collection of quilting books? I picked out 5 books from my library, that I’m willing to part with –

  • Double Pinwheel Quilt by Eleanor Burns
  • Star Log Cabin Quilt by Eleanor Burns
  • 24 Quilted Gems by Gai Perry
  • Amish Quilts – A Rodale Quilt Book
  • Rug Hooking For The First Time by Donna Lovelady (isn’t that a pretty name?)

Leave a comment starting today until Wednesday Feb 6, 2008 and I’ll pick a winner Wednesday Night. Isn’t this fun? ๐Ÿ™‚