|Our first year, you made 2500 pillowcases and we were blown away. Year Two? 4,480. OMG|
I made it MY MISSION to visit Mary Bridge Childrens Hospsital in May when I went to Puyallup for the 2013 planning meeting. It was a beautiful spring day -- and I started off at the Tree House -- where the childrens' families can stay...
|I was delighted to see a child's artwork quilt on the wall...|
|There is a beautiful playground right across the street...|
|When your patients are children, you try to handle their transport in different, less scarry ways...|
|The poles on either side of the carts are for the IV's...|
|Even the waiting rooms have a whimsical nature theme.|
|And -- in every room -- there was a handmade pillowcase....|
|Along with the Mary Bridge zebra!!|
Everywhere I went that day -- in the hospital and at Treehouse -- I was greeted with hugs from nurses and volunteers who all said the same thing, "THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL PILLOWCASES....they mean so much to the children."
Of course, I didn't take any pictures of the children that morning. But I looked into many rooms where a child was sleeping on one of our pillowcases. I passed children in the hall, scooting along in a wagon or on a cart -- clutching their pillowcases...
YES...YOU ROCK. And we're working on the 2013 Charity Event EVEN AS WE SPEAK. You know we try to do SOMETHING DIFFERENT every now and then -- and the 2013 Coats & Clark Charity event will be VERY, VERY DIFFERENT. But the one thing that will not change will be the Pillowcase Patrol...
Thanks again, Coats & Clark, for being such a wonderful sponsor. The fact that you delivered a spool of thread to every single woman who made pillowcases, then hosted our sewing/mentoring style show -- AND gave away a grand prize.
2012 was a great year. We want to make 2013 EVEN BETTER!!