Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Interests change over time....

...and I'm no different when it comes to this.
Oh, I still love quilting but I am now also heavily involved with making pillowcases for our military.

Here's a picture of 30 completed pillowcases for the Fort Hood group that have gone to Afghanistan.

I am now working on pcs for the VFA-37 squadron that my dd Stephanie is attached to and am hoping to get them done by the end of the month.

If YOU are looking for a great cause, making pillowcases is a snap and there are directions everywhere on the internet. And there are plenty of good causes out there too!

As for quilting, oh - I still love it and work on my scrap quilt when I have a chance. I now work more hours and at a different job than before so that cuts into my sewing/quilting time (rats!) But, I just wanted to share what's going on with me! :-)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Not quite quilting but.....

Not quite a quilting post this time - I just wanted to share a picture of the ship on which my daughter is serving. This is the U.S.S. Harry Truman as it goes through the Strait of Gibraltar. Now this is an awesome site, isn't it?

I was blessed to be able to talk to her today and in spite of suffering from "boat crud", she is doing well and actually enjoying shipboard life.

She will be spending time in Marseilles a little bit - sight seeing and snorkeling after duty.

Many of you who stop by my blog know that the military is near and dear to my heart considering my husband is retired Navy, I served four years, and many family members have served in the past. If you are ever wondering what YOU can do to support your military, anything from a care package to a note in the mail is a big lift for them.

Currently I am working with Heads At Ease - a group of like minded women who make pillowcases for members of our military. Now, you're probably thinking, don't they get pillowcases? Sure, but if YOU were away from home for 6 - 8 months and you received a handmade pillowcase from someone you didn't even know, how would that make you feel? :-D Exactly - and that's why we do it!

Here are a couple more pics of some pillowcases I've completed. Believe me - there are women who have made hundreds already and are still going strong!

If YOU would like to help out with this project, anything from making a pillowcase, providing material or help with postage, please contact me through my Facebook link on the right!

Thanks for reading!