Or maybe you sew clothing (like “pillowcase” dresses) for little girls in need?
Or maybe you knit scarves and hats for the homeless?
Well done and thank you …… there is something special about people who bring a little comfort and joy into other people’s lives.
I supported a charity for years that collected zipper baggies made by local sewers and filled these with toiletries like soap, lotion, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste etc each holiday season …… little comfort packs for women in need. However that endeavor stopped after last Christmas. I thought I would use up some of my fabric stash to make little in-the-hoop baggies. I blogged about this earlier this year.
I’m happy to report that a big box of approx 80 baggies filled with simple toiletry items is on its way to 2 worthy charities – little comfort packs for women in need at shelters during this holiday season. ( these were delivered to the Ann Davis Transition Society and also to Ruth and Naomi’s Mission in Chilliwack, BC) Thank you to Janome Canada educator, Anne-Margaret, for doing these deliveries.
Most are the little in-the-hoop baggies (digitized by Anne Hein of Janome America and as in the pic above – also featured here on a blog post early this year) but there are also some larger bags which were made using orphan blocks and embroidery stitch outs that did not find their way into a quilt or some other project.