Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stash Report - Week 37

The only sewing I did this week was to make two blocks for my Pieces of Friendship block group, but I forgot to take pictures of them before delivering them to the recipient.  This didn't reduce my stash much at all.

My totals are:

Fabric Added -  0 yds
Fabric Used - .25 yds
Year to Date Added - 20.25 yds
Year to Date Used - 60.33 yds

On a different subject, I was honored to be in attendance at the presentation of another of our QOVs to a deserving young Marine who has earned two purple hearts and several other honors.  He served in both Afghanistan and Iraq and was wounded, but survived.  Since getting home he has had to face battles of a different kind - divorce, unemployment, and losing his home.  He was so moved by getting this quilt that he had tears in his eyes.  He said it was the best "homecoming gift" he ever received.  He went on to tell us what it meant to serve his country and who the "heroes" really were--his two best friends that gave their lives to protect him.  There were not many dry eyes in the audience when he finished talking.   I'm so glad to be able to help with this great program. I wish I could make a quilt a week so that we could "cover" all our soldiers with our quilts from the heart.

Here are a couple more quilts that we finished Wednesday.  We had more, but I was too busy sewing on bindings to stop and take more.



To see other stash reports, go to Judy's at Patchwork Times .



8 comments:

  1. Wow - what a touching story Dar! Doesn't it feel good to know that you were a part of making that man's life a little better? You go girl!!!!

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  2. Makes it all worthwhile, doesn't it? What a privilege to be a part of it!!

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  3. What a great story! It must make you feel great to be a part of helping out and making our soldiers feel wanted and that there really are people here that appreciate and are thankful for all that they give!

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  4. What a wonderful thing you are doing, Dar! God bless all of you.

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  5. Dar, what a moving moment for you all to share and what a great quilt with that panel in the middle. Wonderful.

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  6. Interesting story! BTW I love your ruffled scarf! I've a fair stash of that kind of yarn.......

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  7. Our soldiers give so much more than most people realize. Such a deserving person.

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  8. Wow!!Great QOV"s- I love that eagle!!

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