Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red, White, Blue and a Pillowcase or Two

My friend Marlene of Stitching by the Lake, shared this wonderful story on her blog. It tugged at my heart strings and I just had to help out. The post if from a great lady named Carol. Click HERE to read it.
I made these as my contribution.
Then my mom requested this for her neighbor, Paul. He's a retired Navy Admiral and is very proud of his Country and of his military career. Paul lives on his own and uses a walker to help him get around. I made this pocket to tie onto his walker so he could carry his phone, the TV remote and anything else he finds necessary.

I enjoyed making these for the wonderful folks that serve and have served this beautiful Country that I am blessed to call home.

xx, shell

18 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a nice gesture and a lovely job, Shell. I'm sure they'll be loved and appreciated.
xoxo
Donna

Love Bears All Things said...

Got my pillowcases ready to mail. Yours are pretty.
Mama Bear

Jade said...

Beautiful work for a wonderful cause. Carol will be in thoughts and prayers.

Joy said...

Shell they're wonderful .... and that's such a kind thing for you to do :o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Allie said...

Awesome! I STILL have to make my pillowcases, I tried to turn the iron on today but there was no way. At 2am, it's still 88 degrees in here. Love that walker bag, great idea and design!

KaHolly said...

Your pillow cases came out great!! Every little bit will help! ~karen

JCnNC said...

Way to go Shell - I found out about Carol's "shout out" also and have already sent my pillowcases. I call it "Operation Jami Pillowcases" and already over 100 cases collected. Quilters certainly are givers. Judy C sends her best to you

The French Bear said...

shell, that is just like you, what a great thing to do!! I read her post, wow, how amazing are all those people willing to help....wonder if they have something like that here? You pillowcases are perfect!
Hugs,
Mags
xxx

Jan M said...

No wonder her story tugged at your heart. I have a feeling that many more heartstrings are about to be pulled. I am on my way to check my stash for red, white and blue. Your cases, and the bag, are perfect!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Shell, I am totally in love with that Admiral "apron" for your friend's walker. I bet he's going to be over the moon with it. :) And of course the pillowcase is wonderful. Thanks so much for passing this story on - there's so little we can do for our enlisted folks that it's a treasure when we find something that will actually bring a smile to their faces. blessings, marlene

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I think I am still out there hanging in mid air on that zip line!!!
but I am working hard to get my act back into at least the 'start up' lane--!!!!
Hugs, Di and that darn cat!!!

Patty C. said...

Lovely contribution

Madame Samm said...

Wonderful choice in fabrics shell, and a gesture that touches sew many of us who know someone fighting for their country.

Nick Thomas said...

That's some hat you got there!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love the dark blue you used. Nice RWB combo.
~Kimberlee

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

What a wonderful contribution/gift for military folk.

April Mechelle said...

Hey Shell !!!Just catching up and ready the post.. I hurried over to Carol's blog.. I have signed up for making some pillowcases.. I love the bag you made !!! You are such a sweetie!!!

Lisa said...

You are so incredibly thoughtful. The walker bag is so clever!