I have stitched many a thing. Many, many a thing. For many a people. But not until I saw these pictures today of a little pieced baby blanket I made and donated to the local Children's Hospital, have I ever had such a warm, fuzzy feeling in my heart:
incubator cover / baby blanket for local Children's Hospital
overall size: 30" x 30" (6" blocks, 5 wide 5 tall)
My thanks go out to guild sister, Jill Hatfield, for pitching the idea to the guild as an outreach project. (that Jill is full of ideas! and beans, monkeys and bubbles) As I'm about dangerous on the electrified sewing machine, I was pretty sure my blanket would be a disaster, but it turned out! (no holes or anything!)
While the babies are in the incubators, the blankets help keep the light low inside. Of course, when the babies graduate out of the incubators, the blankies go home with them. This project is extra special to me since hubby has been working to make the Children's Hospital a reality for the last five years. I'm so proud of the job he's done and the work the doctors, nurses, specialists and adminstrators of the Hoop's Family Children's Hospital at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Would you like to make a family's day? Got any spare fabric and an afternoon? Email me if you'd like to participate in this outreach. I'll gladly send you the details.
Best. feeling. ever....