Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Smalls Stitch-a-Long

2015SmallsSAL Stitch-a-Long hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus
You can join at any time of the year - this group is mainly a motivational tool to help us stay motivated to stitch.
 

For February, I finished a Bugs Bunny square for World of Charity Stitching. Members are stitching cartoon characters to make a quilt or two to be donated to a child (or children).  I'm sure there are a lot of ladies who remember this cartoon character.

This was fun to stitch  - I can't wait to see the finished quilt or quilts.  I finished this last night after I got home from bowling in a ladies league.  But I did a lot of the stitching while waiting my time to bowl.

I really enjoy stitching for charity, as I find it very rewarding to be able to use my stitching skills to help make gifts for others.

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine Cards

These are some of the Valentine cards I recently stitched and finished for World of Charity Stitching.  These pieces were easy to stitch and most were free charts I found on Pinterest or the Internet.

Each year our group makes cards to be given to seniors in care facilities.  We hope this will brighten their day.  

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2015 Smalls SAL

 2015SmallsSAL
I recently came across a Smalls Stitch-a-Long hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus and decided to join in the fun.  I like to view and follow other stitching blogs to see what others are stitching and this looked like it would be fun.   Since it is already the end of January, I sent an email to Heather to see if I could join in.  She said anyone can join at any time of the year, that this is a very low pressure group.  

Since I was late joining, I've decided to show one of my early January stitched squares.  This is one I stitched for World of Charity Stitching, a Yahoo group.  We are currently stitching  Flowers, Silhouettes, and Cartoon Characters themes.   This Begonia is my contribution to the Flower theme.  The squares will be assembled and mailed to one of our quilters, who will create a beautiful flower quilt or two to be donated to one of the elder care facilities that we support. 

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stitching and Sewing

I've been busy stitching gifts for World of Charity Stitching and Love Quilts USA.  Stitching is one of my greatest pleasures and has saved my sanity more than once in my life.  Before I started stitching for charity, I would stitch for family and friends.  While I believe they did appreciate my gifts of love, there are only so many friends and family members a person can stitch for in a lifetime.  So, I found a wonderful outlet for my stitching gifts:  charity.    The groups I belong to create beautiful quilts for children and adults, walker or wheelchair bags for seniors in care facilities, bookmarks, tote bags, greeting cards, eyeglass cases, pillows, and other gifts.  I feel fortunate to be able to stitch and sew for charity.  I hope to be able create and share gifts of love for many years.





Friday, September 12, 2014

Stitching and Sewing for Charity

 I've been working these last few weeks on some new cross stitch projects and doing some sewing too.   The tote bags are easy and fairly quick to make.  World of Charity Stitching donates a lot of bags, quilts and other items to seniors and children.  The seniors really like the bags and one of our charities where we donate has asked for more totes.   




Another square for Love Quilts USA.
 (To be made into a tote or pillow.)

 Aren't these little Elephants so cute?  It was a free pattern I downloaded from one of the websites I like.

(To be made into a tote or pillow.)










Our group is working on a quilt theme for a boy which will have several road work machines. 













Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Stitching

I've been working on some projects for World of Charity Stitching.
We have a "Sew Be It" quilt theme open and this is my contribution.  

I really enjoyed stitching this sewing motif square.  
 
I'll be making the Red Riding Hood square and the Whimsical Owl square into tote bags for girls to be donated during the holidays to the Favor House, a domestic violence shelter.











  

 This sleeping dragon was stitched for Love Quilts USA, for a boy who loves dragons.








Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Stitched Pieces to Share

I have been working on some pieces for the World of Charity Stitching group.  The May piece is one that will be part of a months of the year quilt given to a senior citizen in a care facility.  Other members are stitching or have stitched the remaining months and these will be assembled and sent to one of our quilters to be finished. 

 We also have a Teddy Bear theme in the works.  This will be a cute quilt for a child and will be donated either to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola, FL or the Favor House, a domestic violence shelter.



This last piece, the Puzzle, will be part of a wall hanging we are making for one of the senior centers for their game room.  We hope to get more group members to sign up for additional squares to make a quilt too.

I am currently working on a Stegosaurus for Love Quilts.   I started it last night while watching t.v. and it looks like it will take a while to finish.  It has lots of subtle shading of browns and tans, not my favorite kind of stitching.  But it is for a good cause - a little boy who loves Dinosaurs.  Love Quilts is an organization that stitches squares for sick children to be created into beautiful quilts to help comfort them while they are in the hospital or at home.