Good Monday Morning!
Today is a holiday for everyone in the house. The kids are home from school and Greg is home from work. I am hoping to get a bit of sewing done today. We had a good weekend. Yesterday we went to church, got some things accomplished around the house and then went to our neighbors to watch the football game. Unfortunately, the Pats lost the game so we won’t be going to the Super Bowl. There were some sad faces around last night. I tend to just stare at the football game and not really pay attention so I’m a bit unaffected.
Tonight we are getting some snow. The lovely ladies on Twitter have sold me on trying snow/ice dyeing of fabric. I am planning on getting a piece of prepared for dye fabric ready to go if we get a good amount. I’d love to try the technique out.
Saturday my mom and I went to our guild’s Winter Free Workshop. This is a guild event that happens once a year. It features workshops in the morning and afternoon with lunch served in between the two. The workshops are taught for guild members by guild members. It’s a lot of fun and a wonderful time to get to know people in our very large guild. I believe we have over 300 members. It’s hard to get to know anyone just in the monthly meetings so this is a fun way to socialize.
My mother and I missed the meeting where everyone signed up for a workshop so we opted to still go to the event but to work with the Comfort Quilt Committee to tie quilts, attach bindings or work on teddy bears. We started out with teddy bears thinking we would move to quilt tying but we were enjoying the teddy bears so much, we stayed there for the day. I met so many nice people. It was relaxing in the sense that I didn’t have to shop for supplies or pack supplies for a workshop. We have taken two workshops there before. We did one on beading and one on fusible architecture and both were fabulous. The teddy bears stole the show though! Here are they are…
These are given out to local police and fire stations to hand out to scared children during domestic violence situations, car accidents or fires. They are also given to Alzheimer patients and some of the patients have enjoyed making them as well. I do have the template if anyone is interested in making bears for charity. It’s a great cause.
At our teddy bear table we became friends with a guild member named Jody. Jody was telling us about a program she donates items to called Pieces of Home. Pieces of Home provides items to children at Boston Medical Center who have been taken from their homes. These kids from infancy to teen years are stuck at the hospital with nothing of their own until a foster home can be found for them. It breaks my heart to even think of this situation. I can’t imaging being in a strange place with nothing to call my own. I’m crying as I write this because my kids are safe here and happy and yes, spoiled to death, and there are so, so many who are not experiencing the same level of comfort and love as these girls. The program is looking for all sort of donations to fill backpacks with supplies to last these kids for at least 24 hours. I see on the list that blankets and stuffed toys are items to be donated which sounds like it’s up a quilter’s alley! Jody is a jewelry maker and she donates jewelry for the teen girls. Thank you Jody for the information. Here is the website if you’d like to donate items or money.
That’s it for today. I am heading off to work on my 100 Blocks quilt and some teddy bears.
Have a super day today!