This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our daughter who has a disability)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

~Sewing Kit for Bushfire Appeal...threads and latest projects~


The above pic is of a postcard of our local area that was sent to Tasmania


and here is the Sewing Kit that was put together to donate to sewers at Dunalley
A lot of people lost everything in the bushfire devastation there recently and my Online Stitching Group Friends in Stitching (FIS) put out a call to see if anyone could donate certain items


The brief was ~ a pincushion, threadcatcher, 2 fat 1/4's, packet of needles, scissors, 3 DMC threads, a pattern and pellon, a surprise and a stitching bag to put it in
Helen Stubbings from Hugs'nKisses has donated patterns to this cause

Helen has been rewarded for her generous nature by being named Barnardos Mother of the Week. The nomination, prepared by her eldest daughter, highlights Helen's passion for helping others.

Thank you so much Helen and thanks to Jo for organizing this



Pic from Jo's blog shows the bridge and area that is now cut off from mainland Tasmania


Meanwhile when I go to a patchwork shop now and I have JoJo with me I ask her to choose a few nice colours of threads for me....and above is what she has chosen this time....


My latest kit from Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched


I saw these quilting threads on a wooden spool and had to have those


After hanging on to this fabric for ages it's nearly time to cut into it


My Daughter knew that I wanted some blog cards and she ordered these plus a pen as well...
Thank you so much Jacqueline......they are great
How cool are they......look out now everyone when I see you next!!!!

21 comments:

Annie said...

Gorgeous kit you have sent Dzintra...I'm quite sure the recipient will feel very special! Love hearing how quilters help others so quickly in times of need.

At My September Cottage said...

What a lovely post and such a generous donation. I am sure it will be very much appreciated. I love your cotton on the wooden spools? Can you tell me if the shop has an online shop? It is really nice that Jojo helps choose threads etc, she sounds like such a wonderful girl and you are an amazing Mum. Have a lovely weekend and I hope Jojo is still enjoying her drum set.

Susan said...

Lovely kit Dzintra. Helen is so generous and deserving of her award, thanks for the link. I love your cards, don't forget to bring them to Nundle.

Fer said...

What a sweet gift. I'm sure it will be appreciated. xoxo

Jo in TAS said...

Your kit is gorgeous Dzintra, i've been excited watching the pile of goodies grow, some will go out next week.

Fiona said...

lovely sewing kit you are sending off... and I like JoJo's thread choice... and the pen and cards are perfect....
Hugz

Kath said...

what a lovely idea! I wonder if they do anything like that here in England. We tend to get more floods than fires, but the result is the same, that peoples possessions are ruined and they have to start again.

shez said...

what a lovely kit you have put together Dzintra and what a lovely thing to do,love the threads that Jo Jo picked out.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My darling Dzintra,

I see in your world a life that I love. To indulged in the quiet moments of life, to stitch away for pleasure's sake, to enjoy life....I try my best to practice this. Life however, and its demands wants to steal that away from us, but quiet moments like these where you can HELP your fellow human being put such wonderful past times to a very profound use. Pulling together to help the victims is so inspiring. I just adore you! Anita

Lynn said...

The kit is really so nice. I'll bet someone will rally enjoy it.
Jojo has excellent taste in thread color!!

Jeni said...

Lovely kit Dzintra.Just Beautiful........Great post just love reading all the going on

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Oh your daughter found the perfect gift for you, the pens and cards look fantastic. Someone will treasure your sewing kit, well done JoJo the perfect colours were chosen with love.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning precious friend! Well I hope that you had a glass of crisp bubbles to bring a bit of relief from that heat you are experiencing! We on the other hand are battling the extreme opposite!!!!!!!

Much love dear Dzintra! Anita

Rachaeldaisy said...

Sewers in Tasmania will really appreciate those kits. I love your blog cards, the pens look so professional too.

Terry said...

A lovely gift for a sister in thread at a time when she (whoever she may be) will benifit from your thoughtful gift.
Like Jojo's color choices.

Nat Palaskas said...

Good one my dear to make all those sewing caddies for good course. I love the colour of the threads JoJo chosen for you. Those quilting on wooden spool look great too. Have fun quilting with them - Hugs Nat

Palomasea said...

Bless you, dear Dzintra, for helping the victims of the fires. You have a most generous heart...
And sending some of your beautiful creations, I know, helped lift their spirits even more.
Is the fire threat over for now?

Lovely threads...enjoy, dear friend!
How is that knee of yours doing? Better and better, I pray..
Thinking of you and sending love...
Oh...and what a darling gift from your daughter...LOVE the pen and cards!!
Big hugs,
- Irina

Grethe said...

Your kit looks very nice; good of you all to do something for the poor victims of the fire.

Michele Kampen said...

that kit will really make someone smile. WELL DONE!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear, dear FRIEND! Thank you so much for coming to visit me this morning (well, it is morning to me!) Too bad you cannot hear the music with my post...it sets the tone. It is a IRONIC love song and I just wanted to translate it into English using words and photos. ENJOY YOUR BEACHES..I am envious! I so want to walk on the beach again.

HUGS PRECIOUS FRIEND! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And I could not help but think of YOU when I collected all the photos for my post. The ocean, the cool drinks? Dzintra came to mind!

Enjoy the warmth of your days my sweet; we are still embraced in winter here, but yet again, nature will make is cycle and we will be switching seasons again!

CHEERS! Anita

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