For those of you who may not know what this is all about, a quick explanation. When I went out to The Sewing And Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington to compete in the Sew It All contest, I found out that the charity project was collecting pillowcases for the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. The children have the opportunity to choose a pillowcase. The cases brighten an all too white environment and also brighten the spirits of not only the children but the parents as well. The hospital goes through 900 pillowcases each month. I asked the representative from the hospital if I could just mail in a few of my own. She said that they are always happy to receive donations. Once I had a chance to think about this, I realized that if I would only ask, I think that between me and those of you who follow the blog, we could donate a months worth of pillowcases. I put the word out and so many of you have been busy making pillowcases.
If you look closely at the picture below, you will see a few pillowcases that are hung upside down. There is a precious lady who lives in Belgium who sent 14 pillowcases. I felt that they needed to somehow be recognized, so for lack of a better idea, I hung them upside down.
To document the day, I made a little video. Please forgive me as you may notice that there are pauses in my speech. I just became so overwhelmed which resulted in me being very emotional. Am I crazy or what?!!!! Crying over pillowcases :-)
A pilot friend of mine is also very excited about this project. He told a friend of his and the two coordinated a flyover. Once again, I was very emotional.
http://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/00569201012271239106026.pdf. You do not have to use this pattern, you are welcome to use whatever pattern that you like best. If you would like to participate, please email me and let me know, email@example.com.
I just can't wait until we make the 450 mark. If I'm emotional over 100, just think what I'll be like over 450.
One last note, the hospital also gives pillowcases to those who are in hospice care, so if you would like to make non-children type pillowcases, that is also welcomed.
Thanks again to everyone who is making this a reality!