A Challenge to start the New Year

Many of us struggle with day to day things. Money is tight all over. We struggle with health issues. Not enough time to do the things we want. Mostly they are things we can change or at least deal with. When we look at the overall picture ... Life really is good to us. God is good to us. Maybe we can give a little to make a child smile!

I am CHALLENGING all of those who come across this blog post to help out in a very small way. I grew up in Connecticut. Spent most of my life there. In Connecticut Paul Newman started a camp for children with terminal illnesses or cancer. It's called the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Here the kids can experience a few days or weeks of being a kid just like any other kid with others who understand why they don't have any hair or are puffy from steroids or don't have a lot of energy. But they are still kids.

The Farmington Valley Quilt Guild (I hope that's the one Jackie but correct me if I'm wrong) has decided to donate 300 pillowcases for the children. They are a small guild and Jackie is offering up a CHALLENGE to all her readers to make just one pillowcase. She will send you a simple 20 minute pillowcase pattern. (Or I can send you the pattern.) I am Challenging YOU! It takes very little fabric. You might find it so simple that you make a few of them! Such a small gift that makes you feel good as well as bringing a smile to a child's face.

You can contact Jackie at jackie@cvquiltworks.com

her blog!... http://www.cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/

her web site!... http://www.cvquiltworks.com/

6 comments:

storybeader said...

how neat! I feel for those kids - I remember how I felt being bald and a young teenager!

TiLT said...

what a great camp! and wonderful way for others to help out..off to make myself one of those helpers...thanks for the links :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Aww - that's an awesome challenge! I don't know how to sew though >_>

Tulip's Talking said...

Someday I hope to learn how to sew, until then I am sending special thoughts.

What a wonderful thing to do...

Feel better dear. I "know" what you are going through...

Lily

Barb said...

I am willing to take the challenge...it will take a while for my pillow case to get to you???

Thanks for entering my blog giveaway.

Have a great day

MagdaleneJewels said...

Scotty, what a beautiful blog and idea. I don't live too far from where Paul Newman has his horse farm in Bedford, NY. I know how much he has done for so many charities. I would absolutely love to help. I have tons of fabric for children, please send me the pattern, and I will try to make and many as possible and spread the word. Just convo me with the pattern! Thanks so much for sharing this.