I’m going to be joining in with the Giveaway Day hosted by Sew Mama Sew. Giveaway Day is when the people at Sew Mama Sew coordinate one day when everyone with a shop or blog can give something away, spreading the holiday spirit. They list all of the participants to create a master list, and leave the lists up for several days.
I have been reading this blog for a while now, and have been inspired and found so many ideas from it, so I thought it would be fun to give something away that I have made.
I’m not sure what I will be giving away yet, but I have also been participating in Betz White’s felt and stitch online tutorial, so that’s a clue!
Here’s another one!
When Boy was born, 7 years ago, his ears stuck out from the side of his head, and so we called him Yoda. He turned 7 on Saturday, so after seeing this last week I had to make him this shirt.
We took 6 of his friends to see Planet 51 at the local movie theatre. We nearly lost one of his friends as we were leaving (10 minutes of heart stopping scariness). Favourite quote: “That’s a strange place for an antenna”.
Come see me and my wares at these 2 craft shows:
Here is the front of the quilt, all pieced and stitched together. I am really trying to get the quilt sandwiched together and bound today, but I have a feeling that’s not going to happen! With 1 sick child, and fighting a sore throat myself, I’m beginning to think it would be best for me to package up what I have achieved so far and send it off, as the kind ladies of Margaret’s Hope Chest have offered to finish off the quilts for us.
I’m just a little reluctant to do that because I was so looking forward to seeing how it looked all put together. I wasn’t sure if the fabrics I had chosen would be acceptable to a 10/11 year-old , but when I showed it to Guy who turns 11 soon, he thought it was for him and was really disappointed it wasn’t, so I guess it is ‘cool’ after all.
We’ll see where I get to by the end of today, as I can’t mail it until tomorrow anyway.
Not content with 2 upcoming craft shows, and my own open house this weekend, I decided to add more to my plate, but I think it will be worth it.
I have been following the amazing work done by Craft Hope for a while, but after reading their latest call for help, I couldn’t resist. This time around they have partnered with Margaret’s Hope Chest to provide a quilt for each child in the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public School system who is homeless during the Christmas season. The exact number will not be clear until November but considering the economic climate in Michigan it will more than likely be high (200+).
They are short of quilts for boys, especially older boys, so I am making mine with my two sons in mind, thankful for all the blessings that they and I have this winter.
Here are the fabrics I have chosen, the deadline is November 15th, so I’d better get cracking!
I find it unfathomable that with the wealth that we have in North America, even in times of recession, children the age of Guy and Boy are homeless.