September 2012 Remember Service Men and Women Project

With yesterday being the sad anniversary of 9/11, I decided today was a good day to tell about an awesome service opportunity out there for all my sewing friends.

One of my friends, Melissa who blogs over at Sew BitterSweet Designs, has teamed up with Hopeful Threads to launch a charity drive for the American Troops. Their goal is to get 100 e-readers and pillowcases to be sent to the men and women who are currently serving our country abroad.

If you are already a reader of Melissa's blog than you know that her husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan. I can't even imagine what it must be like for her husband to be away from his family for so long and for Melissa and their daughter to have him gone. So many people sacrifice so we can live our lives every day. Let's all take a moment to give back to those who work hard to defend our freedoms everyday. You can read more about what this project means to Melissa here.

I know that the quilting/sewing community is comprised of some of the most generous people on the planet. Together we can not only meet Melissa's goal, but exceed it. Please consider participating in this project - it will only take a bit of your time. You can head on over to Hopeful Threads for more info  - there are tons of tutorials and giveaways from your favorite shops and fabric designers. There also is a flickr group you can join to show your creations and be entered to win prizes. 

See ya tomorrow for a super easy (and cute) kindle case tutorial!


Melissa said...

Thank you so much Lyanna - I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends like you!

Carrie P. said...

I am working on some pillowcases for Melissa.

FYI you might get more comments if you take off your word verification. It is a horrible one and I hope it works the first time.