Archive for Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

October 6, 2004

The needs are so great all around us. Our recent search for those in need of Janet's donation of her mother's fabric is a beautiful example.

Those ripples are still going and may travel on and on. In today's mail, I received a letter from Steven Hower, director of domestic programs for the Heart to Heart international organization. Their address is 401 S. Clairborne, Suite 302, Olathe, KS 66061.

"Thank you for your interest in possibility supporting Heart to Heart children's projects with blankets and quilts. As I mentioned to you on the phone, all International projects include work at children's orphanages and schools. We would be so happy to receive blankets and quilts for those children in need."

Have you ever said or felt that you spend so much time alone now with nothing to do and realized the need to find a new hobby or challenge? Perhaps you need such a project.

I'm thinking now of those ladies in Osceola, Mo., who were so busy making baby quits and stuffed animal toys and sending them to Children's Mercy Hospital. Here is another such need. The beauty of such a project is that it can be done by groups of friends and neighbors or just you there at home as you watch television, for instance, on a long winter evening.

Perhaps you have excess fabric on hand to start with. Many of you like to embroider. Animals, birds, etc., on blocks of plain fabric make quick cuddly baby quilts. Perhaps you are a quilter. Small blocks can be cut from cute little animal prints and set together for small lap sized projects. Or you may enjoy crocheting with yarn.

If you need help in starting such a project let us hear from you and I'll be glad to help if I can, or help in getting them delivered, addresses and such.

Also a correction: The little jeans helper over those seams is called "Jean-a-ma-jig" not a "thing-a-ma-jig."

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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