Sunday, September 16, 2007

MS NeedleArts Meeting - our outreach project

We had our MS NeedleArts meeting yesterday. It was a great meeting. We are stitching the Kissing Pillows project for the Yellow Rose Chapter in Texas, and we invited everyone to come stitch with us. We had several people show up, which was great!

The Kissing Pillow is a small cross stitch motif pillow that is given to the child of a soldier being deployed overseas. The soldier kisses the pillow and then gives it to his or her child to keep until they get back. I think it is a lovely outreach project. My father went to Viet Nam when I was about 9, and I remember what a very scary time that was. So I like to think I am reaching out to children like me, to give them a little bit of comfort during such a frightening time.

I have four motifs done:

I finished one yesterday, and we had two other ladies finish one at the meeting. There were three or four other ladies that took theirs home to finish. And everyone took a couple of extra kits. We also had a young girl show up right before our meeting ended. I took a few minutes to show her how to do them, and she took hers home with her. I wish she had come earlier so I could have had more time to teach her. Rissa has nine or so finished, and Cass has five. I volunteered to stitch them into pillows. So I will need to get started on that. :o)


Rissa said...

I had a good day and I hope that some of them decide to join our chapter!

Rissa said...

In order to force you to post again, I have tagged you for a meme, check my post today for details. :-)