Friday's Child(ren).

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child must work for a living,
But the child that's born on the Sabbath day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.

Today is Friday and we're crafting for charity! You heard it people... we are loving and giving and we're not afraid to tell the world. (Frankly, we think we're "fair of face" and "full of grace" too but it doesn't fit the theme.)

A few weeks ago, Alex and I got inspired by the new Craft Hope book by Jade Sims. This awesome book is a collection of hand-crafted items desired for donation by particular charities. After looking over our options, we decided that the first project we wanted to tackle was the Pillowcase Dresses on page 17. Now, the trick was figuring out when we were going to squeeze this project into our already packed schedules. Then we had a thought...

Our employer (Company X), graciously gives each employee 4 hours of work time quarterly to volunteer in the community. You can choose to build houses with Habitat, be part of the Adopt-a-Highway cleanup crew, volunteer at your local senior center, etc. It's one of the coolest programs they have rolled out in the last few years. We did some checking and discovered that crafting for charity counts! We set up a time, and place, and our "Craft Hope" afternoon was born.

We are not alone in this adventure. Six brave co-workers are joining our efforts. We secured a classroom at Stitcher's Crossing here in Madison to gather for our stitch-and-bitch session. We are all gathering to knit, sew, and make cards for those who need and appreciate it. So it's a short post today because we're off to make things from the heart. We will give you a full report next week of our accomplishments.

Have a great weekend...


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