May 30, 2010

Sewing for a cause

Yesterday I dusted off my sewing machine. I don't think I have used it for a year. But a sale on flannel plus my need for distraction equaled a cool little project. I made receiving blankets to donate to the Colorado Cuddles from the Heart blanket drive.

My sweet friend Shaina has a darling seven-month-old baby boy named Kimble. He was born with a severe heart defect and spent the early weeks of his life in The Children's Hospital in Denver. Two other little boys were born in the same hospital within 24 hours of each other, each with similar heart problems. The moms of these adorable boys are trying to give back to the hospital where they received (and continue to receive) such excellent care.

Won't you join the fun?

Colorado Cuddles needs NEW handmade or store bought blankets. These blankets can be fleece no-sew blankets, receiving blankets, baby blankets, crocheted or knitted blankets, quilts, or throw blankets. They can range in size from newborn to twin size. (For tax purposes, monetary donations are not accepted.)

The deadline for donations is November 1, 2010. The blankets will be delivered on Kimble's first birthday. That means you have lots of time to organize your friends, your family, or your church group to contribute to this awesome cause! Just contact Shaina for delivery instructions.

Thank you!


Cheeri said...

What a sweet idea! This will bless many little lives. My sister is the Child Life Specialist at Maricopa County Hospital and they receive handmade blankets from Project Linus. She says they truly cheer up the sick little kids. Those blankets are definitely stitched with love. I hope they collect a bunch! :)

shaina said...

Great selection of fabrics you picked out. Thank you so much for joining in this project, and for spreading the word!

pass it on!

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