Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sewing for a cause.

Again, with the charity sewing. 

 While I belong to my quilt guild for selfish reasons.... the fun and friendship.... I love doing whatever charity sewing we think up.  I made these 4 pillowcases for the local VA hospital's hospice care unit.  It's fun to use some fabrics I would admire from afar and never find a way to work into a quilt.  I'm also on the committee for our next opportunity quilt.  That's where we sew a quilt  as a group then raffle it off with the money going to a worthy cause.  This time it's to a local food pantry... the founder of which was just honored by President O'Bama with the Citizen's Medal.  Seriously.... I hope that news link stays available for a while.  That women puts the rest of us to shame.  She's 94 and her energy is beyond our imagination. 

Anyway, back to sewing for me....  I finished the 4th block of the Red Barn BOM.  (The top right barn....)
 And, Anna sent me my prize for coming in second in her challenge.  I got the pretty primitive pin cushion and a little bitty Wild Rose 2" square charm pack from the BBD folks who kicked in prizes for the challenge.  I'm sure Anna made the lovely card, too.  Thank you, Anna. 
Busy, busy fall happenings continue around my house.  One kid is just done with swim season and the college season begins.  We will make a trip this weekend to watch a meet and celebrate the Boy Wonder's 19th birthday.  How do they get that old so fast?  Just a few months ago he was 3 and staying close by my side.


  1. Great barn houses. I need to remember that I have that pattern. Great prizes too.

  2. You really want to highlight the President's Irish ancestry, don't you? LOL. Can't wait to see what you make with the mini charm pack. (And I did indeed make the card.)

  3. Those pillow cases are perfect for the VA hospital, Pam--nice choice of fabric... And your little barn quilt blocks are so charming--I love the one with the giant sunflower the most...

    Congratulations on your prize package!

    Happy 19th to your son--they do grow up too quickly...

  4. Love what you did for the VA. The barn blocks look great too.
    Lovely prizes from Anna.
    Happy Birthday to your son!