This morning's post was about getting something for free. This afternoon it's about giving something back. When I was in Seattle, actually Puyallup, I met a very bubbly and energetic young woman who works for Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. They have a very interesting charity, pillowcases for the children who come to the hospital. The hospital gives out over 900 pillowcases every month. The children are allowed to choose their pillowcase from those that are donated. This was the sponsored charity event of the Sewing and Stitchery Expo held in Puyallup, WA this year. They have found that the pillowcases bring so much comfort to the children. I was especially touched by this and so I have decided to start making pillowcases. What I would like is to be able to donate a one month supply, 900 pillowcases. That's a lot of pillowcases for one person to make, so I thought I would ask and see if any of you would be willing to help. Even just 1 would be wonderful and appreciated. If this is something you would be interested in doing, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know that you are willing to help and let me know approximately how many pillowcases you think you can do. Don't worry, I won't hold you to anything, so just do what you can. Once you have finished your pillowcases, let me know and we'll work out where you should send them. I know this is a rather ambitious task, but nothing ambitious ever happens if we don't first set a goal.
I started the project this afternoon and within a very short period of time I made 5 pillowcases.
Isn't this just so cute?!!!
Here is a link to the pattern as well as the instructions, http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/00569201012271239106026.pdf Remember, it's just rectangles.
I'm extrememly excited about this project and I look forward to piles and piles of pillowcases!!!