Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MORE CROSS STITCH AND A TOTE

Hello everyone - slowly getting a few things done.  Asthma is still not completely under control but at least I am breathing again!!

Here's a cute piece I finished for Colin's quilt for Love Quilts USA.  It's from the Stoney Creek Sea Babies book.


Yesterday, I finished a tote for World of Charity Stitching who delivers to Ronald McDonald House.  I cross stitched a fairy square to go with the wool felt fairy I had that fits in the pocket.  Will fill with coloring books and stuff.  Love making these and will make more - takes care of my addiction to cross stitching and sewing!



Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ELSA THE SNOW QUEEN

Just finished Elsa for Love Quilts USA.  Lots of thread changes in this one but really enjoyed stitching it.  The pattern came from PIXcross on Etsy.  They have other "Frozen" patterns as well.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

BUTTERFLIES, FLOWERS AND ELMO

Finished another cross stitch today.  This one is going to Quilts for Breast Cancer.  Pattern is actually a biscornu pattern from The Floss Box

Yesterday I was looking for a cute Elmo pattern to stitch for Love Quilts.  Not a lot of them out there especially in the size I needed.  Then I found a very cute one at a store called ReSparkled on eBay. Cher has so many cute cross stitch patterns and I know I will be back to get more.  Hope you'll check her out too.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hello everyone - Wow, it's been a long time.  So many things have happened.  Seems I have developed asthma - asthma at 68!  Who would have known!!  Docs are now getting my meds right and trying to figure out what is triggering it.

So, to take the pressure off of me, I have decided not to sew for the children's hospital for a few months or so and have gone back to my cross stitching for charity groups.  It's been very nice to relax and stitch!  For years, I stitched for World of Charity Stitching.  This group makes beautiful quilts for people in nursing homes and for Ronald McDonald House.  Visit their blog and see what the ladies have stitched.  Here's a pic of the piece I just finished:


I have also returned to stitching for Love Quilts USA.  These ladies create the cutest quilts for children who are ill.  I'm stitching Elsa from Frozen for a sweet little girl.  Please visit them at Love Quilts.

My first piece for Quilts for Breast Cancer is almost done.  Some of you may be able to relate to what these ladies may be going through.  Please visit Quilts for Breast Cancer.

If you love to cross stitch, hope you'll visit one of these groups and bring a smile to someone's face!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Please visit my Facebook page for updates.  Too busy to keep up the blog & Facebook so come visit me and see what I'm doing at my Facebook Page..

Sunday, August 17, 2014

HOW MANY SUPERHEROS CAN YOU MAKE IN 2 WEEKS?

About this many!


Fourteen zipper superhero dolls for Pediatric Cardiology.  Unzip the zipper and there is the heart.  Scars from heart surgery are referred to as "zippers".  The larger superhero dolls will be divided between Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Oncology. 

I've also been working on more felt "unpaper" dolls and the carriers.  My son, Mike, designed these for me and they have been so much fun to make.  The carriers are made from flannel so the dolls will stick and there are quart size plastic bags sewn into the carrier to hold each outfit.  I had already taken one princess set into the Pediatric Oncology unit and the girl who received them was really happy with them.  Made 3 more sets of princesses and 4 sets of superheros.  Each princess set has 7 outfits and each superhero set has 6 outfits.


I'm thinking silly monsters - lots of silly monsters next!  And I need to make a bunch of new items for NICU too.  But first, I guess I'll have to clean up my messy sewing room!  Ugh!
 



Thursday, July 24, 2014

SOMETHING NEW!

I often sit and think about the kids at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital especially after I've walked past their rooms and see them in their beds.  Some are too ill to sit up but others are sitting up with a table in front of them.  They are so young!  I was thinking about what to make that might keep them busy while in bed and came up with felt 'unpaper' dolls.  Princesses and Superheros of course.  And they would need some way to hold it all. 

So, my son came up with some awesome patterns for me to cut from felt and I found the perfect holder at Infarrantly Creative.  So here's the finished product with 7 princess outfits and 2 dolls.  Going to make the holder a bit shorter but other than that, I love it.  And so did the little girl in the Pediatric Oncology unit who received it.  She didn't want me to change anything.  I have 3 more sets of Princesses finished, working on 4 sets of superheros, and thinking about Frozen!






Also delivered a dozen Chemo dolls to the Oncology Dept and dogs and cats to PICU.  I included in the delivery to PICU the wonderful bear with a finger puppet and the bunny that Amy Samin sent me all the way from Israel.  Thank you Amy.  The kids will love them!