Sunday, September 2, 2007

Light House Ministries, Morning Star, and Salvation Army Gets Warmed Up!

September 15, 2007 will be dedicated to sewing hats, scarfs, mittens, etc. for adults and children, to split between Morning Star and Salvation Army, and warm blankets and booties will go to Light House Ministries. Please don't be limited to these suggestions, you can sew any warm gear you like. Jenny Gallagher Blom, Program Development and Evaluation Director for Salvation Army will be here at apx. 11:30 to give us the scoop on the many different programs they operate in our community and how we can help them. You won't want to miss her presentation!

October 20, 2007, 2nd Annual Sewing Recital. Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 West Main Street, Hummelstown. This is a free event. Donations to the church for the use of their facility will be accepted. Please bring something you have designed, sewed, knitted or crocheted, or anything else you've made that you want to show off. Photos are great, too! With both experienced sewers and beginners, we're sure to see a lot of really cool ideas. Sewing is a skill where the learning never stops and this is the perfect opportunity to see what others are doing. We think that cooperation, not competition, is the best way to encourage new sewing skills, so everybody will be applauded in their efforts, whatever their skill level. I can hardly wait to see how creative we all are!

November 17, 2007 we will continue our winter sewing, with a strong concentration on warm blankets for Light House Ministries. Blankets that are 1 1/2 yards x 60" wide can be multipurposed for infants and children, and also serve as a wrap for the moms. Pat (Light House Ministries) really liked this size because it is very versatile. Corduroy, fleece, and washable wool, doubled or not, are very warm, easy to launder, and look great, too. There really are are no rules for these blankets. Gently used baby or toddler blankets, clothes, shoes, etc. would be great, too.

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