Saturday, June 21, 2014

For Pink's Sake

I became aware of this project
when visiting
this morning.

Another great blog hop,
this one in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
This is something we've all been effected by
one way or another.

I just happen to have an extra pink block
to donate to the cause.

and will be slipping it into the mail
when Monday rolls around.
(There are no mail services in Nova Scotia on Saturdays)

Any block 4" or larger would be greatly appreciated.
Mine is 8.5" unfinished.
I think I'll include a couple of strips of pink
in case she wants to make it bigger
by adding a border.

Read more about how you can donate HERE!

I haven't been doing very much sewing,
but did start a summer long service project of my own.

One day a week, I am going to work on Owlivia pillows -
no pressure, no stress.
My goal is to complete a dozen pillows
before I migrate South in the fall,
then donate them to our local RCMP Hdqtrs.
so they will have something in their patrol cars
when a call involves a child or two.
Here are my first 3.

My "to go" project has gotten too big
to go, so the few evenings I sit with a movie,
I've been working on this afghan.

Here's my neat little pile that sits at the foot of the couch.

This is for my friend, The Ranger, who DOESN'T 
migrate south for the winter months.
I couldn't find any coordinating yarn that pleased me,
so just went with brown.
I think it turned out okay.

Lastly, here is a UFO that I've committed to finish.

I'm trying very hard not to start anything new.

Hope you have a nice weekend!
Send me some sunshine, please.


Just Ramblin' said...

I'm so glad you share all these wonderful sites that we can contribute to and help others. This one I will definitely be sewing a block for. You know my feelings regarding Cancer. Anything I can do, I love to! Thanks for always sharing! Love the afghan. The colors are perfect for a man. Also, your quilt is lovely and I know you'll have it finished in no time at all. We are now back to sunshine after two days of heavy rain and I can't wait to be outside in my garden. Have a great day. Nola

TexWisGirl said...

those owls are very sweet! what a nice thing for you to do.

Lesley said...

The sun just came out in Port Hawkesbury so I sent it your way! Love your little pillows. What a wonderful idea...I'm sure any child would enjoy hugging those little treasures. Wonderful block for the pink campaign too. Your afghan is wonderful...perfect for our chilly winters. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Bob Bushell said...

A lovely Owltype sewing, love them.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it looks like you have been very busy enjoying your time in the north!

Sondra said...

Well I know if I ever have to ride in a Police car I would want one of those owls sitting in lap!! How cute what a loving project to work on!! As always I am impressed with the level of your skill!!

Stephanie said...

You are a generous person. Need I say how much I love your dresden? What a warm and cozy afghan. I'm slowing getting to the end of the one I started in December. I work slow. :o) Love the Owliens!

hetty said...

Wow! So many projects and all for a good cause. Love those little Owlivia pillows. So cute! We have a lot of sunshine lately. I'll send you some.

Julie Cefalu said...

Awesome that you're spreading the news! I love the Dresden plate block, too.

Linda Reeder said...

I love your owls. Great colors!

Fiona said...

you are keeping busy and what a lovely set of different projects.... I love seeing how many crafters/blogggers are getting involved in different support ways...

grammie g said...

Hi Karen... Oh my I love those Olivia pillows : }

Looks like you are on overload with projects!!
Your to go project look great the colors !!


Rambling Woods said...

I love the owls and collect them. Do you make any to sell. I wish I sewed as I would for the breast cancer thing... Michelle

Carrie P. said...

Sending you lots of sunshine from NC.
Your owls are so cute and what a sweet thing for the kids.
Love your blanket so far.

Barb said...

YOur pillows are awesome!!! Yes, I just saw that breast cancer awareness on another blog and well....just might have to do one.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love your little owls - what a wonderful project! Here our police like to carry stuffed animals as well but I think mostly teddy bears. I bet they'd love those owls though. :) blessings, marlene

O'faigh said...

Hello Karen, I love the idea of the owl cushions, for the children. Hugs O'faigh

Dolores said...

The owls are very cute. I too have found a charity to sew for. It's called Silent Children's Mission.

FlourishingPalms said...

I sure like seeing the variety of things you're working on. Those owls are adorable, and I can imagine how cheering one would be to a child in a difficult situation. What a nice cause. And your knitting... it's looking really good. The perfect color for Ranger. Glad to know you're enjoying some finishes.

Teresa in Music City said...

You are doing very well at finishing up your in-progress projects! I wish I were that disciplined. The Owl project sounds like a great idea - I will have to check to see if we have something like that here :)

KPage said...

No new projects? How is that working out for you?
It's time for another blog post!