Monday, October 24, 2011

2011 Update

Wow! We haven't posted on here for a while, and we feel really bad about that, but we have a good excuse! We have been super busy this year!

In January we set a lot of goals, and are coming really close to meeting them by the end of the year.

We gave a scholarship away at the end of the 2010-11 school year to a graduating senior from our local high school.
24 fleece blankets for our newborn kits

In March we delivered the following items to different departments at our local hospital:

  • 25 small stuffed animals and 51 crayon/activity book Ziploc bag kits to the ER
  • 13 blue and 11 white fleece blanket newborn kits (included a newborn onesie and pair of socks) to the Nursery
  • 2 fleece sport blankets, 7 red fleece blankets, 6 green fleece blankets, 1 pink quilt, 2 crayon roll-up bags, 11 fabric bags with crayons and coloring books, and 2 plaid fleece blankets with crocheted edges to the Pediatrics department.

We appliqued motifs onto the front of the plain onesies.
In August we held our 3rd Annual Raffle at the Salem Days Quilt Show.  We had a lot of fun with some awesome prizes for the raffle winners.  Thank you to all of the people and businesses who donated items for us to raffle off!

Pink quilt donated to Pediatrics
We have also been working on newborn kits for Baby Your Baby.  We made about 25 kits in March, and have another 20 or so ready to be put together in the next day or so.  We are fortunate enough to have an opportunity to hear one of the representatives from the Baby Your Baby program speak later this week, and are looking forward to giving her our donations at that time.  The newborn kits have been really fun to put together.  Originally we appliqued little motifs onto the front of the onesies, but we recently found some darling onesies that don't need any embellishments.  Our newborn kits include a small fleece blanket, a newborn-sized onesie, and a pair of newborn socks, all tied up together in a small bundle with a bow and gift tag for the recipient.

At the end of last year, we also made some self-binding receiving blankets and burp cloths.  We put them together into kits for Baby Your Baby, as well.

blankets and burp cloths for Baby Your Baby

We are really excited about what is happening next month though.  We have a busy November planned.  On November 18th we are hosting a charity viewing of the newest movie in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 1.  We are selling tickets for $25, which includes the movie ticket, your charitable donation, and your entrance into our door prize drawing.  We've already started taking donations, and they are incredible so far!

Our darling sew-in labels.

Also in November we are participating in the Festival of Trees.  All proceeds from Festival of Trees go to benefit the Primary Children's Medical Center, which is a cause that is very dear to our hearts.  Our tree this year is dedicated to all little boys, with a theme of "Lil' Boys Are Made Of".  We are really excited about how this tree is coming together, and it is going to be darling!  Festival runs from November 30th thru December 3rd, so if you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah area during that time, you should really stop by.  It is a great experience, and kids love seeing all of the fun Christmas trees.

We will continue posting updates on our November events as they approach, so please keep checking back for more info, photos, updates, etc.!

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