Me, Eileen, and Susan

Me, Eileen, and Susan

Got to help out at the church last night.

We were working on Nathan’s Eagle Scout project.

Many hands make light work.

Many hands make light work.

We were making cushions to help handicapped people sit upright, for example, while eating. It was a great service project for the youth (and adults) since there were so many things to help out with: tracing the patterns, pinning pieces together, sewing, turning, stuffing, sewing the opening closed. There were also pillow cases made following the same procedure–except for the stuffing and sewing closed step.

Elizabeth and Glen

Elizabeth and Glen

These are the proud parents, Glen and Elizabeth. I didn’t see much of Nathan all night, but I suppose he was in another room, supervising.

Susan, me, Corinne

Susan, me, Corinne

As the night wore on participants wore out. (The kids were mostly devouring Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the kitchen, I expect. Funny how the refreshments echoed the project.)

Voila!

Voila!

(Some of) the finished product. I wish Kerry had taken a picture of Matthew, Nathan’s youngest brother sitting inside about four cushions at once. It was great.

Nearing the end.

Nearing the end.


I pretty much sat at my machine all night while people brought me pillows to sew together. And you know I couldn’t have any doughnuts (because Krispy Kreme doesn’t make them gluten-free).
I asked Kerry to try to make me look younger in this photo. It didn’t work. But I had a great time. Nothing more enjoyable than an evening’s work with good friends.

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