Friday, January 31, 2014

Good Works

Today was a lovely thaw and sunny, for once, for The Sunshine Club at the Alton, New Hampshire Community Center. We were all working on different projects, here is Margorie, crocheting away!

Pauline stayed home today, and somehow, I neglected to get a shot of Sue, but Bev joined us to work on her hand-quilting UFO. We all munched on chocolate, LOL!

After I did some layout work of my Red & White swap blocks on the ample church lobby carpeted floor, I began sewing my next Farmer's Wife block.

When I got home, the mailbox was bursting with treasures! My friend, Janet O., over at Rogue Quilter, has a grandson with a rare seizure disorder called Dravet's Syndrome. To raise money to help his cause, she is making tiny paper-pieced ornaments for $10 each. Aren't they beautifully made? And no two are alike! 100% of the funds collected go to research.

And then there was another manila envelope from the Badger Brook Farm (, right here on the other side of Gilmanton. Patti Bradley, the owner, is hand sewing primitive wool hearts in two sizes ($10 & $20) to raise money for the Flat Creek Border Collies who are being rescued from an abusive situation.
There are, in upstate New York, a total of 70 dogs who need help and 41 have already been seized and taken to appropriate shelters/foster homes. 100% of the proceeds collected go to this charity. They also have a $15 package of a large and a small heart in taupe wools.

These are stuffed and are a very fat three dimensional heart, I don't know why this picture makes them appear so flat, but they are delightful. Contact that email address to get yours and please do say you saw it at Park Hill Farm!

Lastly, I have two amusing photos for you to compare: look at the top of the birdfeeder as well as on the inside. You can click on any picture to enlarge it to see better.

These two birds, a chickadee and a tufted titmouse, were trading places, one after another.

And, at the base of the feeder, Tipper just bided his time...

Stay calm and quilt on!

1 comment:

Janet O. said...

I'm glad you like your ornaments, Vic! Thanks for your support!!
Those hearts are very fun--I can't believe that I just made a couple very much like that last night out of burlap, decorated with buttons, wool and lace.
Love the little birdie dance--and captive audience!! : )

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