Thursday, February 25, 2010

pillowcases for cancer

have you all heard of CONKERR CANCER? its the organization that makes pillowcases for peds patients in the hospital?


funny story....im walking through my hospital today that i work at and see these 2 ladies carrying a large tote and spot a TON of FABRIC! i get so excited and scream "whats in there?" and scare them....they drop the tote and look at me like "woah, this girl has issues". (i had just read that my hospital was taking part in the pillowcases for kids cause so i knew what was in there!)

I was practically jumping up and down and said "im a sew-er......im a sew-er!!!"..... then they finally understood why i was so excited. we talked, she gave me a brochure on how to get in touch with her and let me tell you, she was just as excited as i was by the end! she said they have an all day event where they bring their machines, irons and fabric to a place and sew away. raising money for the organization and making the pediatric pillowcases.

i already have it planned....im going to make girl ones. for 2 reasons....first-I dont have any girls in my family to make things for. second-a few years back an employee of our hospital lost her daughter to cancer. we all got to know this little girl over the course of her treatment. she loved butterflies.....so in her honor the first one i make is going to be with some fun, bright, colorful butterfly fabric.

to me its a simple gift from the heart.

7 comments:

Kaye said...

Isn't it a great feeling to do something for those that need some comfort and love. Barbara who lives in American samoa had a big pillowcase campaign after the tsunami hit there a few months ago. Keep up the good work and God Bless.

Poppyprint said...

Fantastic!!! That sounds like a great program to get involved in!

Barb said...

I am sure you did scare them but wow, what a way to make a difference and to meet wonderful sewers too...

Heidi said...

I can totally see you doing this! You crack me up. This is a perfect project for you too.

Crystal Hendrix said...

Good for you! Way to help support your community! :D

Sara said...

That is such a cool thing to do...I'm trying my hand at making some for our area.

Valerie said...

You have such a giving heart. I think this is wonderful.