Wednesday, October 20, 2010

An opportunity to help

A couple of months back I told my loving hubby, Jason, that I wanted to donate some pillowcases and/or small quilts to our local Children's Hospital.  I contacted our local chapter to see what I could do to help.  I left several messages and never received a response.  It seems that there were others that needed me more.  Since then I have had the opportunity to donate fabric (from Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley line) to a friend that was making a quilt for a co-worker with cancer.  I have also commited myself to donating a baby quilt to a silent auction trying to raise $ for an 8-year girl with cancer (and her family).  And today I am mailing off 3 large double-sided blankets and 6 new onesies to Amy @ My Spring Pea and Me.  You can learn more about her cause here.



Although I was not able to donate items to our local Children's Hospital, I feel good about being able to help in other ways.  Sewing is very enjoyable to me helps to keep me sane.  Being able to help others in the process is just an added bonus.  Try not to pass up an opportunity to help.  You never know how good it can make you feel until you try.  And putting a smile on someone else's face is priceless.

Smiles...

3 comments:

Jeanette said...

You are a wonderful lady :)

bethanndodd said...

Awwww, thank you Jeanette! You are pretty wonderful yourself :) Miss you!!!

Amy said...

They arrived right on time today! They are beautiful! Thank you SO much!