Sunday, February 05, 2006
This is the stack of cut flannel that awaited me on Friday. It's a lot, I know. I tend to get carried away when it comes to sewing blankets. Maybe I should open a blanket factory. Ten yards of fabric yielded sixteen small blankets--no large ones this time because I wanted to use every possible inch of fabric. The large size blankets result in some waste. I'll save my $1.00/yard fabric for that. And, of course the scrap fabric isn't really wasted, because I use it to make small stuffed animals. These are my favorite blankets for The Preemie Project so far. The front of each blanket is a print that I call "Bouncing Babies" and the back is a coordinating green stripe. I believe these blankets will be great for a boy or a girl and maybe that's why I like them so much. Here's a close up of the decorative top stitching.
When I was sewing these blankets I kept thinking of a special woman mentioned in the Bible named Dorcas. She used her sewing talents to help people. If you are not familiar with this story, you can read it in Acts 9:36-43. What a good example she is to all of us.
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which, when translated, is Dorcas), who was always doing good and helping the poor. Acts 9:36