A short time ago, in a blogosphere far, far away, a little red headed blogger got in WAY over her head with a self hosted blog and one day–POOF–it refused to publish or save any more posts. Even her techno savvy friends and family members (hi, Dad!) couldn’t save her beloved blog. Sadly, the girl (who loves to write, but is only minimally techno savvy, by the way) restarted her blog on WordPress (but not the self hosted kind). But, hating to lose her previous 800+ posts that wouldn’t be seen, she came up with a brilliant idea (!) to institute a feature to bring back some of her older posts that she wanted to keep or thought were good. Hence the new feature: Blast From The Past!
So, if you have followed my blog in that other, sadder blogosphere, you have probably already seen this one. But, you might like it even more now… Hey, you never know!
So, from September 14th, 2011….
Quilts for Kids is a wonderful organization. They are a charity that makes and donates sturdy quilts to hospitalized children. Often these kids aren’t able to bring anything from home like a doll or toy or other familiar item. For very ill children, these items are difficult to keep clean and sterile and for some children, especially cancer patients, their future depends upon controlling the environment and the items that they will come into contact with.
These children can receive a soft, cuddy quilt made to very specific guidelines so that they have something of their own that is cheerful, age appropriate and easily cleaned in the hospital laundry. How cool is that?
Mom and I learned of this organization and that they would send out quilt kits to volunteers to complete according to instructions and return within 4-6 weeks that would go to a child in need. So, we each ordered a quilt kit. They kits came to us in a couple of weeks and the fabrics were adorable and terribly cheerful!
The photo above is of one of the quilts. I encourage everyone to make at least one quilt for Quilts for Kids. The sizes that they need are small, they are quick to complete and the fabrics that they supply will make you smile. Of course, if you make one from stash fabrics or purchase your own fabrics, you help to stretch the donation money of this organization.
Personally, I find it a nice break to make a small project and send it off. It boosts my spirits to complete a quilt and see it finished and I know if it will boost a child’s spirits when it is donated.
What charities do YOU support?