Hello Friends, Stitchers & Bloggers ~
I know it has been a while since I have posted. With getting ready for the holidays and then the holidays, I didn't get much time for stitching. Then on December 14th, a terrible, terrible tragedy happened. I'm sure all of you know about it. In the small town of Newtown, CT, a man went into Sandy Hook Elementary School and took the lives of twenty kids in two first grade classrooms, as well as women who worked at the school. Then, when he heard the sirens of police and emergency response teams, he took his own life. This was after he had killed his own mother in their home. One of the little girls in one of the classrooms, survived, because she laid on the ground pretending to be dead. Then afterwards, she ran to her parents and said "I'm ok, but all of my friends are dead." This is a devastating tragedy. As a mom of two kids, one in first grade, I cannot even begin to imagine what the families of these beautiful kids and women are going through. And it is my hope that I never have to. I, like many others, wanted to do something for the families and the school. Some fellow stitchers on Facebook came up with the idea of stitching squares that would be made into quilts. I signed up. There will be a quilt for each of the families, one for the little girl who survived, one for the school, and there will also be one that will be given to the brother of the man that caused this terrible tragedy, bcuz he also lost his mom. There will also be squares that will be made into pillows for the brothers and sisters of the kids, and other squares that will be made into something for the first responders and also the janitor of the school. I signed up to stitch squares for each of the family quilts, a square for the little girl's quilt, and for the school quilt. For the little girl that survived, I selected a pattern by Vee and Co Cross Stitch Designs, who gave her patterns out for free for this very special project. The pattern is snowman in a snowglobe that is holding a heart that says "You Melt My Heart". For the squares for the families, I wanted to do something more personal. So I put together patterns that have each person's name, birth flower and birthdate. And for the square for the school, I put together a pattern that has a heart bouquet in the middle, I made all but one of the hearts green and white, which are the school colors. There are hearts in each corner that are green and white. It says "Forever in Our Hearts" and has the names of all the kids and women that were lost in this tragedy. I just finished the patterns a few days ago and have started to stitch them.
I wanted to share with you all what the patterns look like. And I will also post pictures of the finished squares as I get them done. I do hope that everyone affected by this tragedy does like what we are making.
Here are what the patterns looks like ...
So this is what I will be working on over the next few months. I know that I have other projects that I need to work on and get finished, but I feel that this is more important.
If you would like to see the other squares that my fellow stitchers are working on for this very special project, you can find the Facebook group here.
I want to thank you all for reading my blog and supporting me and my art craft all of these years.
Happy Stitching, Crafting & Blogging.
Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥