This week it has been all go here at Operation "Share A Shirt" headquarters .
My friend came to stay and worked tirelessly cutting squares,bags,shapes and lots more in between.
She even kept working with a poorly hand!
Lindsay is still having to keep her ankle elevated but she cut out lots and lots of labels. It looked a bit like a convalescent home.
It was so lovely to have company and as fast as I sewed seams and created patchwork cushion covers the squares were coming thick and fast. Of course what made it extra special was the chatter,reminiscing ,laughter and lots of cups of tea!
Yesterday everyone had to go back home so this morning with a quiet house I finished all the WIPS waiting in line. No chatter,no laughter just a machine whirring and scissors snipping.
It was brilliant to see all the parts coming together and soon there was a pile of goodies awaiting delivery.
4 Great Cushions.
Some with appliqué.
I love these with the beach hut theme.
Some happily striped.
Zipped pouches from a bamboo patterned shirt which came all the way from Spain.
Another lovely gift from a friend.
And the results of my evening clicking.
And all labelled with a pretty tag saying " hand made with love @1can make a difference." Well this week having help has made such a difference.
So, it was great satisfaction I went to nearby Totnes today to find the "Save the Children"and "Oxfam" Charity Shops. The bags were full of goodies. I was a very happy person delivering all the things that have been made because so many kind people have shared their shirts with me.
And when I got back there was a surprise waiting on the mat,a lovely parcel containing a perfect shirt. Sara so kindly sent it. Thank you so much. Pop over to her lovely blog and say hello.
This will be the next lovely fabric to go under the knife!
September is slipping by so quickly and I am really enjoying this challenge. I have one more week before we go on holiday but I am so happy to have neatly cut squares ready for the next time I set myself a challenge to help such deserving charities. I have always thought that there are so many generous and good people in the world and now I know it to be true.
Thank you all . Love Linda x