Thursday, December 6, 2012

Toys for Tots

My sister and her family decided to put on a fundraising event for Toys for Tots in honor of her son who died in October.  They decided last Thursday and found a location, but the only day available before Christmas was THIS coming Saturday! ACK!  They are having a spaghetti feed and they put out a request for items to sell in a little Christmas store with the proceeds going to Toys for Tots.  Therefore, both of my auction quilts (for the postponed auction) were sent to MN, as were these wall hangings:

I used this pattern for "Joy" banners, except I didn't piece the border.  I really like them like this-and it makes them really quick to whip up.

I also sent 18 packages of pretzel turtles and white chocolate covered pretzels.  I forgot to take a picture before I sent them off.  I did have a 'chocolate headache' a few times this week as I ate the broken ones or the ones that didn't turn out, as well as the left over chocolate.   I may not eat chocolate for at least another week!

I found this fleece Santa panel that I purchased several years ago.  I wasn't sure if I should make it in to a blanket or a wall hanging.  In the end I put a backing on it and added two 'hangers' to the back and called it a wall hanging.  If someone wanted to they could still use it as a blanket-it's small but would be fine for a young child.  I forgot to measure it before I sent it but I think it measured about 33"x45".  I love the bird backing.

I also got a little Christmas sewing of my own done.  I made a blanket/pillow combo for one of my great-nieces-I saw this lady bug fleece and just HAD to buy some.  I think a little 4 year old in MN is going to be very happy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the JOY hangings