Monday, 26 February 2018
Stitch`n Time - I finally used my sewing machine again.
Tonight is my local quilt guild meeting and we have been asked to bring in heart pillows. They are to be donated to the hospital for patients who have undergone open heart surgery. After such a procedure, the chest is very delicate (with the sternum being cut open and spread). The patient holds the pillow to their chest before they cough/sneeze etc.
One lady from our guild has arranged with the hospital and they have given us specific details of what is needed. An anonymous person has donated funds to purchase a large amount of stuffing. Now it is up to our members to make and stuff the pillows. I have made three like the one shown and will take them to guild tonight for stuffing and stitching closed.
It may not be a glamorous project, but it is incredibly helpful to those who need these pillows and it did force me to my machine for something other than mending.
While I was wandering the net, I came across this amazing site. For a real treat, you must check out the work by Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen. She creates sculpture using knit and crochet techniques. They are mind blowing and so life like.
Thanks for visiting with Stitch'n Time today. Link up your current needlework visit and I'll be sure to drop by.