I have had a few people come by and drop things off recently.
The first batch of things come for a group of New Hampton ladies. They were busy making dignity bids for the local nursing home. They are like this…
From my understanding, a shirt is taken. Sleeves and backs are taken off. Then the sides are hemmed to make an adult bib that doesn’t look like a bib. If you are interested in these just google “dignity bib” and you can see more about them.
Anyway, they talked to the local thrift store and asked them to donate shirts that didn’t sell and would make dignity bibs for the local nursing homes.
The ladies who organized the project are so sweet. They know that I make quilts for shirts so they saved the backs and sleeves and gifted them to me.
The big bag on the left as well as the box below it were all shirts. Some sorting had to happen as they all weren’t 100% cotton but that was totally okay.
The box was filled with fabrics…
The bag was filled with more fabric. There are double knit fabrics on the right. I don’t have a use for them and currently don’t know anyone that uses them. Do any of you know a group that uses double knits?? I have set aside and can mail them off if anyone knows of someone that uses them.
I snagged the t-shirt fabric as I’ll pass that on to Carolyn for making baby gowns for Lutheran World Relief baby care kits. Here it is…perfect.
The next big dose of goodies came from Nancy. She lives three towns away. It’s about a 45 minute drive this way.
There are many very nice things in the mix that I am working to find the right homes for. Some will likely go on the postage auction.
Isn’t this cuddle kit great?
There was a tie blanket kit. I passed that on already. There were other goodies too. The sewing fabric will be on the upcoming postage auction.
There were so many great kits and fabrics.
Here is a great kit. It could be made together all in one quilt of the blocks could be made as monthly banner quilts.
You will see much of this in either auctions or finished projects.
These were all big chunks of fabric that will make several backings. I was thinking about using the top one with sunflowers for a project of my own and swapping it out with a backing fabric I have here. I do that from time to time.
Here was another fun kit…
Some of you are going to be super excited about the part of Nancy’s goodies…She passed on part of her vintage feed sack collection. These will all be on a postage auction.
There were several bags of them.
Gloria stopped by with goodies too… She had been to an estate sale. She picked up a few projects that she thought to share with me. Watch for these to be on the postage auction as well.
A couple of the stars above had damage but there are replacement parts for them.
What great projects. The gal that was selling said they were from her grandma. It makes me sad to see grandma projects passed on. Hopefully one of you will bid and give them a good home.
Gloria’s husband even brought me something but I’ll save that for another post.
I am hoping to have a blog post together with auction goodies at the end of the week.
I think I have enough stuff for THREE or FOUR auctions for the postage fund so watch for that coming soon (I hope).
Thanks for all of the drive bys with goodies. It’s fun visit as well as get the goods.