Wednesday, February 1, 2012

BagS ThaT MaTTeR

You've probably noticed the "Lend a Hand" button on my sidebar.
I contribute to this very thoughtful project by making some "bags" during the year and then donating them to the "Cancer Care Unit" of my dd#2 hospital. In case you don't know how these bags are used and what a difference they make in a cancer sufferers life... click HERE. These 12in x 17in bags are very easy to make and I use up curtain fabric, strong cotton fabric that's been hiding away for years etc... and all but one of the bags I've just made are from donations I received from my SIL. If you have any strong fabric you don't want why not make a bag or two. I'll be happy to pass them on for you. Or if you have too many other projects on your plate maybe you could mail it to me and I'll make a bag or two for you. Either way you'll be making a huge difference!
For the easy to make instructions... click http://www.quilts-n-bags.com/.

These bags just have a simple lining ( I'm using up single sheets that were never used) and I purchase cording for the long strap... but it's also easy to make your own too. There's very little effort/cost in making one up!




My friend Shez sent me this pic and I immediately thought of ribbon!

How about you?










O'Faigh sent me another 4 (four) "Blankets of Love".
She is a very generous person who sews beautifully. Her friend even quilted them for free for her... so another name will be added to the "honour roll" on the BLANKETS of LOVE blog page. Go HERE to see the wonderful quilts O'Faigh made this time. I'm only showing you snippets to whet your appetite.






7 comments:

Fiona said...

Well done with your bags .... I did lots last year and still have some to drop off - a group of ladies got together and we made a goodly bunch. lovely little blankets ... O Faigh has done so well with them...
Hugz

shez said...

Hi Chez i have just download the bag pattern and will make some later in the year,thats a lovely lot of bags that you have made.
How sweet is O'Faigh her blankets of love are so beautiful.
Gee that road does look like ribbon i didnt see that before.
xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

We make bags very similar to these for a local hospital. Now I actually thought that was a 'doctored' photo and really ribbon!

Cheryl said...

You do so many good works! I admire you. I wonder if we have such an organization here in the states?

Allie said...

Those bags are wonderful, you have such a beautiful heart, Cheryll!! And so does O'faigh!

donna said...

Your bags are awesome. You are so sweet to make them for people in need. The blankets of love are so sweet.
Hugs
donna

Teri said...

I just downloaded the purse pattern thanks....My father-in-law used to call those "Ribbons" fumsie dumsies....if you go over them fast your stomach feels funny......my kids and grandkids love going over fumsie dumsies...those looked to be the best I have ever seen....

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