I love to sew. I sew for my daughter, my friends and myself. It's a lot of work -- sometimes tedious work -- but it's so rewarding to see the final, handmade completed project. There's certainly a rebirth of crafting and sewing occurring right now and it's remarkable to see what's being created.
For this project, I would like to sew outside my circle of friends and family and sew/quilt/embroider blankets for children in need. All blankets created will be donated to children as part of Project Linus (SF Bay Area Chapter).
From their mission:
"... It is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
I'm hoping to raise at least $525 to cover the cost of a new embroidery/sewing machine that will enable me to sew more quickly and to give all of the blankets a needed professional finish. (My sewing machine has seen better days -- I received it from my parents as a Christmas gift when I was seventeen and I've learned to do most everything with just one single stitch. ) Additionally, the money raised will go toward fabric, supplies and the donor gifts. I sew at night when my daughter is asleep so I guess the money will also go towards strong coffee.
The number of blankets produced will be proportionate to the number of donors. See the donor incentives for a breakdown on how that will work. I'm putting limits to the number of donors since I'll only be capable of sewing a certain number of blankets.
Thanks for reading and thanks for supporting this effort!
- (50 days)