Hi, I am Hooty and I just flew in at Samantha's House
Well, how is everyone today? Hope you had lots of sunshine as we did, just a lovely day. I keep talking about sunshine because a city like Toronto has only had 5 sunny days this spring vs 28 last year and temps at 5 C vs 28C last year!
I love my little Hooty that I designed and sewed up today. He is about 7x10" and so cuddly and totally child proof....nothing hard....nothing can fall off. He is made of poly fleece and stuffed with a poly stuffing. I plan to offer him in my shop which is coming soon.
Our Cancer Society is hosting the Relay for Life this weekend. I donated a lovely pink quilt that I made from a mystery design by Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville called Double Delight. Sorry, I didn't take a picture before I turned it over to them. On another note, we are a Regional Hospital and serving a large farming and ranching community in Southwest Saskatchewan. Many people now come to our hospital for part of their chemo treatments and surgery when needed. I approached our local committee about distributing quilts, afghans, shawls and anything else that might bring the clients some comfort while dealing with this terrible disease. I just received word that they would take on this project and I am thrilled I will be able to direct my quilt donations to our own local people. Here are 3 I have just taken to them.
I love making string quilts and I sew them to a fabric foundation. I used a fleece for the backing with no batting. I love how it turned out. Here is a closeup
Another smaller string quilt that I added some cute prairie points to
The next one is partially refurbished fabric that I found at a garage sale. It has a cute light hearted theme in bright colors.
I know many of you readers make donations to various charities. Doesn't it give you a good feeling of warmth to visualize someone in need receiving a nice handmade gift? I love it and will make as many blankets as I can get together. My goal each year is 9 but so far I have only managed 6.
In closing, I want to share my most recent purchase.
Oh, my picture isn't very good. These are labels printed with "Samantha'sHouse.blogspot.com" that I can sew on my projects that will go into my shop. I have looked and looked and was thrilled to find these that Michelle custom designed for me. You can have some too by visiting her Etsy shop "Inked Papers".
I am going to have something special for all my viewers and followers on Wednesday, June 1. I know you are going to like it so I will see you then. Have a great week.