Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a Very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

I hope you make time to enjoy your family, friends and hobbies in 2011.  I certainly plan to ...

Take care

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Breast Cancer Drain Bags

A local lady has been talking to me about making drain bags for Breast Cancer Patients

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See email below:

I have been asked to be the contact person for Wagga Base and Calvary Hospitals, so if you know anyone who would be interested in sewing some of the bags please pass the pattern on to them.

The hospitals in Wagga need 25 a month, so any help I can get is most appreciative. They don't have to make a lot even one or two each would be helpful. The ladies have just put out their January online magazine and have mentioned in there if anyone lives near the Wagga area and wants to help out to contact them, so hopefully I will get a few more helpers there as well. Any fabric will do for them, however they do suggest a heavy weight fabric so it can handle the weight that will be carried in them. I have made a few where I have used some light weight fabric and lined it with the heavy weight fabric. They take about an hour at the most to make one bag.
Thanks for your help Judy.

Let me know if you have any trouble downloading the pattern.
If anyone wishes to help out, please email me, and I will pass on your details to Belinda.  This is such a worthwhile cause, and if you can spare 1 hour a month to make a bag it will be greatly appreciated.
If you do not live in the Riverina area, but wish to help out, just contact the lady in the PDF document (via the link above) or contact your local hospital to see if they need any.
Have a great week