Thursday, March 24, 2011

Comfort Caps Delivered

About 45 comfort caps were delivered this week.  The majority (35) were delivered to the cancer center, where patients receive their chemo treatments, in the same building that houses the radiation center.  A nurse friend told me about the chemo treatment center, that they might really have more need than the radiation center, so I took her advice.  The person in charge was very appreciative of the donations of caps.  Next stop was the radiation center.  My contact person was also very appreciative of the cap donation.

Today, was our Sew What! community sewing class at the library, and I reported to the ladies about how well their comfort caps were received.  Three of them brought more caps that they had made at home - 29 in all!  Way to go, sewing students!  We'll make some more at our June or July meeting out of cotton knit for summer wear that won't be hot, but will keep the wearer's head comfortably warm in air conditioning.  I'll post photos of the caps soon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Comfort Caps Sewn and Serged!

Yesterday was another work day as a Master Volunteer at our Extension Service office.  There were five of us who were able to attend.  We made 30 more caps in less than 3 1/2 hours!  I'll be taking them to the radiation center to donate to anyone who needs a warm covering on their sensitive skin. I pray that through these caps, that were made with loving hands, God will bless the wearers and give them a comforting sense that there are people who really care about them and their well-being.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Please Leave me Some Feedback

I am really new to blogging and am wondering how I'm doing.  If you would, please, leave me a comment or check off a reaction at the bottom of the post(s) you read to give me some feedback, OR become a follower of my blog, I would greatly appreciate it.  I'm seeing that my blog is being read by people world-wide, which is so exciting!  Now, I'd like to know how I'm coming across.  Thank you for giving me your encouragement/feedback and let me know what you'd like for me to write about.

Also, I'm thinking about creating some kind of sewing or serger challenge.  Put your thinking cap on and give me some ideas, such as "How many handmade creations can you make in a month?" "Serger project of the week," "Who has the most sewing patterns in their resource center (a.k.a. stash)?" "What do you call your fabric and pattern collection/stash/resource center?" or something else that would be fun.  Thanks!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sewing and Serging Comfort Caps at Sew What!

Our Sew What! Community Sewing group had a service project sewing day for our February meeting on the 24th.  There were 10 regulars and one visitor who came to learn how to sew Comfort Caps (chemo caps) for the radiation center at Baptist Hospital East.  17 caps were sewn, some were embellished with hand-made fabric flowers (from a lesson I taught last fall), purchased ribbon flowers, rick-rack and buttons.  All were serged around the outer edge, which allowed us to use only one layer of polar fleece and no lining.

The ladies had so much fun sewing the caps and consulting with each other on how to decorate their individual creations!  Everyone did a wonderful job sewing their caps, and most made at least two caps each!  We will do another service project in about three months, and will probably make more Comfort Caps out of cotton knit fabric for warmer weather.

Our project for March will be a lesson on how to put in invisible and regular zippers.  We meet at the Jeffersontown Public Library on Watterson Trail on the fourth Thursday of the month, January through October, from 1 - 3:30 p.m.  If you live in the Louisville area, please join us for a fun afternoon of sewing with friends and new friends!