Do You Have a Smile Inside?




In a nut shell, the Marybridge Children's Hospital pillowcase charity group put together by Stitcher of Sewing with Stitcher and Amy/Thumper of Girl Scout Camp Oh Ah Lay Lay will be meeting at Graham Library, November 13, between 10AM and 10PM, to sew until we have more pillowcases to give the surgery floor and tiny fleece blankets requested by the NIC unit, than they have ever received at one time! That means over 100 pillowcases and blankets need to be made! We CAN and WILL do it! Want to help? Read on.

Older teens and adults needed to sew, cut, and press. A few sewing machines, irons/ironing boards, rotary cutters and mats will be donated by Sewing with Stitcher for the day. If you have your own, please bring them. In addition, flannel and cotton prints (at least 3/4 yard for pillowcase body and 1/4 yard for cuff) are needed for the pillowcases and polar fleece for NIC blankets (minimum 2/3 yd small print or solid color). If you can bring some with you to add to what we already have, that will certainly help us reach our goal.

Someone with an embroidery machine would be welcomed to add a small animal or heart shape to the NIC blankets to make them extra special.

We gladly accept donations of new cotton fabric for the pillowcases and now polar fleece for the blankets. Financial donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase fabric and thread. Text 253-592-0076 or message me here on facebook if you would like to participate in this way.

Snacks are always welcomed - sugar keeps the energy flowing! If you will be helping out at noon and bring a potluck dish to share with at least 10 people, you may take part in feasting with others who have contributed food for the pot luck. I will provide a dish and plates, napkins and plastic ware. Don't forget serving utensils for your own contribution. Bring your own beverage (non-alcoholic, of course). You may also choose to bring a bag lunch and join us for a break and re-energizing our bodies. Dinner at 5:00. Maybe we can chip in for pizza or individual take out from Subway?

I sure hope anyone reading this and living within a reasonable distance from Graham, Washington, will show up to take part in this fun day of giving back to the hospitalized infants, children and teens of our community! Share your story of how you find your "SMILE". I'd love to post it on my blog!