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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Donuts and Donations

Quite a busy day today, driving 50kms to Palmerston North for a medical appointment.  Nothing too bad, I was booked in for a Bone Density scan, so nice and peaceful, not like the noisy MRI from a few weeks ago.  After crossing another couple of things off our “to do” list, we headed to the Food Hall in the Mall for lunch.  So much choice – what to have?  We decided on a Bento Box of chicken and rice.  This was the first time we had tried it, and it was really tasty.  I needed a coffee after that, and perhaps a cinnamon donut to go with it from Donut King.  I’m always interested in watching them being made, and very kindly shared them with Robin.


Coffee and Cinnamon donuts

Leaving Robin relaxing in the Food Hall I went to drop off a bag of donations.  Foster Hope is a charity working with children in foster care.  Children were arriving at foster homes with their belongings in a plastic rubbish bag.  To change that, Foster Hope provides backpacks with pyjamas, underwear, toiletries and other items  for each child moving into care and other items are welcome, such as quilts, drawstring bags, knitted items and toys.  I was happy to donate two small children’s quilts, and made several drawstring bags.  The craft coordinator told me that the bags are used for toiletries, or keeping pens and pencils in.


Donations for Foster Hope

The little bags are easy enough to make, but I do like to line them.  As quilters, we seem to have so much fabric in our stash, don’t we, and some of it probably won’t be used for quilts.  So I am happy to make use of some of the novelty prints, and want to make sure that I make some more boyish ones as well.   And as  I often do “leader and ender” sewing, this is an easy way to stitch small quilts together.

There was a dismal failure  last week when I rolled the dice to work on my selvedge bag – I feel like hanging my head in shame!  Never mind, I’ve decided to carry over this project for the current week, starting tomorrow, Thursday.  Where has the week gone?  At least we will be spending the weekend at home, instead of being away in the caravan, so I hope to spend a few hours at the sewing machine.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your foster care bags sound like a good thing to participate in I always find it sad to think children are not wanted or taken away from an unhealthy environment.

Maria said...

Oh yummy donuts with a coffee after your lovely lunch...
Sweet quilts and drawstring bags you've make for the foster kids... they will be much loved Jenny.

Raewyn said...

It looks like a lovely lunch and also lovely donated items. You are right, as quilters we have so much fabric and odds and ends around that making things like this only costs us a little time. And bit of organisation to prep a project I guess!

Tired Teacher said...

Bless you for helping the foster children with the quilts and bags. The items will be loved and appreciated. Oooh, cake donuts are so tasty, and fresh ones are even better.

Janice said...

I’m sure your quilts will be a lovely gift for the children, especially now the weather is rather chilly. The bags are a great idea too. Good luck with your bag this week.