We get so many requests for dog and horse squares for our quilt recipients that we decided we needed to do a special Stitch Along to help collect squares for 3 of our quilts in progress plus several requests waiting in the wings. All of these quilt recipients are either military veterans or First Responders dealing with the devastion of… Read more »
May this upcoming year bring peace to all corners of the globe, and peace to the minds and souls of those trying to cope with PTSD. A special grateful Thank You goes out to all of the military and First Responders who have given up their family time to keep us all safe.
Hand cross stitchers are an unusual group of people. First off we have a hobby where counting is essential. Second, there is always that nagging question of what to do with finished pieces. Third, we all seem to like collecting stash – floss, fabrics, and oh yes, those wonderful charts. Let’s deal with that second point first – what to… Read more »
PTSD and PTSI (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Injury) are very much in the news these days, but few really understand just how deadly they can be, much less how stressful they can be to deal with on a daily basis. With the holidays just around the corner and the days growing shorter, these are often the… Read more »
Though from the weather, you may not be too sure. Our stitchers and quilters have been so busy the last couple of months. We have finished our 2nd First Responder quilt and it is on its way to the recipient. We have finished 2 children’s quilts – Myelle and Brandon. We now have a third First Responder quilt in progress… Read more »
I stitched this cozy little cabin as a spare square for any quilt that needed it. With the simple lines and bright colours, I knew it would be great on any child’s quilt. Instead, it ended up being needed for a recently completed First Responder quilt. My edges are whipstitched so that they don’t fray. The fabric on this measures… Read more »
It’s a very busy time around here. We have 1 child’s quilt ready to be quilted and two more in the stitching process. We also have one First Responder quilt going, in it’s final stages of stitching before it goes to the quilter in mid-November. Some of us have also been helping another group make quilts for a fallen officer…. Read more »