Monday, August 16, 2010

Knot Just Knit-Wits

Originally uploaded by cebbtn

By now, I think most bloggy and crafty people are familiar with, or have at least heard about Craft Hope, the incredible program put together by Jade Sims in Texas.  Jade started project one as a charity to an orphanage in Mexico, I think, and had about 35 or so people join her in making little dresses, then she put together a project making dolls for another group of children.  There were the quilts that went to an orphanage in Africa, the sock monkeys for a camp for little burn victims in California, the red scarves for college-bound foster kids, and more projects that you can read about on her Craft Hope site.   As each project has progressed, more and more people have heard about it until it has grown to many many people stitching their love into each and every project, sending hope around the world. 

Project 9 was announced a few weeks ago -  This time benefiting ConKerr Cancer in a quest to bring every child across our country who is hospitilized with cancer a bright and cheerful pillowcase, hopefully putting a smile on those children's faces.  This link shows hospitals, by state, all across the country who are participating already in this program.

A small group of friends and I have decided to jump on board.  Alli, Denise and I have commited to making just 2 pillowcases each, but will certainly be making more if we can.  We know for sure that we can each do two.  Here in Oregon, our cases will be going to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.   If you are in Oregon,  will you join us?  The Knot Just Knit-Wits would love to have your pillowcases join ours in going to those sweet kids at this wonderful hospital.  The Craft Hope deadline for this project is September 15th, which is National Cancer Awareness Day.  Our group will be meeting on September 8th to collect our cases and get them ready to mail off.  If you want to join us, but are in another part of the state, email me and I will get you my address so you can send your cases to the group.  We will then get them to the hospital. 
(paulaniz67 (at) yahoo (dot) com)

To participate in the program, just not with us Knit-Wits, follow the Craft Hope link and the link that shows where your states pillowcases are going.  Stitch some love and hope for these kids.


Debbie Doughty said...

Paula, thanks for leaving a comment on my pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer. I used the tube tutorial on YouTube with a french seam. It was so easy, quick and fun! I wish I lived close enough to join you and your friends. I'm in Roseburg. I couldn't get any of my friends interested :(:(:(

Alli said...

Yay! I am so excited to see everyone's pillow cases! I will definitely be making more than two. I will need to check out that you tube video fro the french seam too, good to know!

Jeni said...

Doing any sewing right now would entail a whole lot of physical labor (to find the darned sewing machine and get it moved out to an area where it would be accessible for using it) than I'm currently allowed/able to do. If I ever get semi-caught up on my embroidery projects though, I do have a couple of Disney pillow cases to be embroidered and will try to get them done and find a drop-off place where I can then donate them.
The Craft Hope really is a great project and thanks for letting us know about it.

Love Bears All Things said...

We did the pillowcases for a mission Bible School earlier this year...the pattern we used was so easy...we plan to do them again next year.
Mama Bear

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

You're a good egg Paula! I applaud you. These pillowcases are awesome -- nothing like funky colors and designs to make you smile.

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