Thursday, July 22, 2010
Well... great start to the day... an advertisement in the school newsletter... a flyer in our church bulletin... two phone calls from ladies wanting to help who also have fabric to donate... sewed up a couple of strip centres for 2 blue quilts... a de-stash of 2 big boxes of acrylic yarn to a good friend who wants to crochet blankets for the orphanage... a re-sort of my yarn/fabric boxes as a result... a trip to Spotlight where I picked up another 15m of boy backing fabric (fish) for only $3m 12ocm wide! Very satisfying! Oh, and I also managed to entertain a 1 year old and 2 school kids (+ 1 friend) who finished school early for parent teacher interviews, and a trip to Highland Dancing! A busy but rewarding day all round! Hopefully some more photos tomorrow! The excitement is already building! Even one of the ladies who I have somehow roped in to help and doesn't sew (she breaks into fits of laughter when I even mention the word!!!) found herself visiting the fabric shop this afternoon to pick up fabric!!!!! Impressive!!!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Wow! Sometimes you get inspired and things just take off!!! A young friend from church has gone to work in a Thai orphanage for 6 months during her gap year. Check out www.nikkisplace.org. It can be a lonely place being in a different culture, away from family and friends for someone of any age, let alone an 18 year old so I thought it would be good to support her and the kids in the orphanage, all of whom have HIV. There are 80 kids in the orphanage and some already have quilts from a donation a while back. So... her mother and sister are heading over in September... and we're aiming on making 60 quilts for the kids there! What great fun! Already I've had a donation of fabric and I've sorted through a whole pile of my fabrics that I reckon can be handed on... (check out what was on my doorstep when I got home this morning!!!! Woo hoo!!!!)
After a couple of hours of cutting strips I have now got a big pile of blue 2.5inch strips of various lengths to make boy quilts. I am thinking of using http://quiltville.com/simplystrippy.shtml to make some scrappy ones!