Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Fabulous Donations From Norma and Jenny.

Norma Aitken from Waverley Patchworkers has donated 7 very cute baby quilts for Life's Little Treasures and they will soon be distributed for Christmas. 

Jenny Cumming has very generously donated 20 beautiful quilts,  a lovely crocheted blanket, 27 lovely quilt tops as well as fabric and orphan blocks. 

Lots of warm hugs for people in need. Norma also kindly couriered Jenny's donations for us.  Many thanks for your generous support and donations. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx  

Friday, December 15, 2023

Wrapping Things Up.

 I've been busy getting donations packed and delivered before the organisations close down for their summer break and I visited Reaching Out Because We Can (ROBWC), on Monday to deliver 2 quilts, 4 blankets, school supplies, new clothes, a large number of toys and 35 items of clothing from Uniforms 4 Kids Victoria. 

Then just after that delivery we received a car load of new and used uniforms donated by one of the private schools so I made another delivery to  ROBWC of teddy bears, as well as a large amount of new and gently used clothing.  ROBWC is closed for all of January so I wanted to get as many donations to them as possible before they close. 

I'm also busy stitching cloth feature fabric over logos on the donated school uniforms as well as upcycling the obsolete uniforms donated by Ambulance Victoria. 

Sophie, our precious granddaughter, loves playing with my container of hexagons and lays them out on the floor, telling me she's making a brachiosaurus.
She's 2 and a half now, has toilet trained herself and is growing up way to quickly. We're enjoying all the time we spend with our grandchildren and we love watching their little personalities develop. 

    I'm trying to clear the house of donations in preparation for Christmas, as well as finishing off some knitting and donated UFOs. Thankfully I never get bored or run out of things to do, but I'm taking a break in January so I can refresh for a busy year in 2024.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Our Generous Members

More donations have arrived this week from Karen Pantony who donated 4 lovely quilt tops,  some fabric and $50 towards cost of batting.

Kaye Hardman,  Janet Kidson and Sally S. have donated another 20 cute teddy bears with their custom made jumpers and Wendy Fry very kindly acted as courier.
Kaye and Wendy also delivered a large amount of new and used clothing, including new socks, shirts, shorts, pants and jackets, from one of the private schools .

Many thanks everyone for your wonderful support. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

More Arrivals.

Marian Dines (Vic) has sent another parcel containing 3 cute knitted teddies, 7 soap pouches with soap and a large quilt top with backing and binding.
Mary-anne Goss  (SA) has sent another 3 lovely quilt tops.

Heather Russell  (Vic) has donated another beautifully crocheted blanket.
Barbara  Black, her friend  Rhonda, and their quilting group, the Monday Quilters,  have donated a large number of quilts this year and these 9 are the remaining ones which they dropped off recently.

Many thanks everyone for your generous and ongoing support. 

Hugs Jan Mac xx  

Friday, December 8, 2023

Many Thanks Lex.

Lex Collins is a prolific quilter and she has donated another 7 fabulous quilts. 

Many thanks four your support, Lex.

Hugs, Jan Mac xx  

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Further Deliveries.

 We made another large delivery of donations to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids thanks to Pam Neenan. We delivered a car load of items including 30 quilts,  290 Santa Sacks,  28 Youth tote bags,  21 knitted teddies, 24 teddies with custom made jumpers,  15 pencil cases, 10 packs of school pencils and several boxes of new clothes. 

We also donated another 108 items of clothing from Uniforms 4 Kids Victoria.  The items included  bucket hats, dresses, skirts, shorts, pencil cases and bags.

We've donated and incredible 1,096 Santa Sacks to Backpacks 4 Vic Kids which is a great result.

We also donated 6 quilts to SECASA and Norma Aitken very kindly delivered them. 

Many thanks everyone for your wonderful support to help people in need. 

Hugs, Jan Mac xx 

Sunday, December 3, 2023

The Prolific Monday Quilters

Barbara Black, her friend,  Rhonda,  and her quilting group,  the Monday Quilters,  have recently donated 56 quilts, 52 Santa Sacks and 105 drawstring bags.  These are another 9 of their beautiful creations and I still have another bag to unpack and photograph. 

Their fabulous quilts will give lots of comfort to people in need. 

Many thanks for generously making so many beautiful quilts to donate.

 Hugs, Jan Mac xx