Thursday, December 24, 2015

And to All a Good Night...





This rather dark photo (sorry, poor lighting) is of the "Rodeo Dream Quilt" which has now been completed and presented to our pastor and his wife. He is also a rodeo announcer, so giving it a bunkhouse look and finding the pictorial elements to go with it made the project really fun. Not sure how well you can see, but there are boots, horses, horseshoes, a hat, a cowboy with a rope, and the triple crosses which are a symbol of the Cowboy Church we attend. I just finished it in time to give it for their Christmas gift, or I'd have taken a better photo! It didn't even make it to the guild show-and-tell. You can see it's start in this post.



I also rounded up this crew for a photo before taking them to their Christmas destinations. The women in the crafting program at the women's prison where I volunteer completed all these dolls and toys in time for a delivery to the local Domestic Violence Shelter and Salvation Army shelter.



There's even a lovely mermaid among them!






Frogs, kitties, robots and more- the ladies express creativity in their work, and make such good use of their donated materials. And they so enjoy the feeling of "giving back" to the community in productive ways. They also finished more than a dozen teddy bears which were presented to residents in a memory care facility. So there has been lots of running around leading up to the holidays, but all in the best way possible. To all who celebrate, Merry Christmas!








4 comments:

Createology said...

This is such a heartwarming post with the true meaning of giving. Merry Christmas Blessings Dear.

Robbie said...

What a great gift!!! Your pastor will love it!!! Merry Christmas! See ya soon!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Golly, Nancy, I picked a terrible time to unplug, and missed your wonderful post. The gift for hour pastor is incredible. Beautiful and so well done.

What struck me about the dolls was the different areas of society helping each other in ways they had no idea they had. From the donated fabric to the completed dolls to the children who have seen violence (and the elderly with memory issues), each contributed in some way, whether giver or recipient, to boost egos. And that can be very powerful at Christmas, when hope is sometimes bleak and hard to find. Good for you for acting as the conduit among these disparate groups. And I hope you Christmas was as giving as YOU!!

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Your toys are so pretty and cute! Especially that pretty mermaid. I'd really like to have such toys in my childhood.