I started doing Project Linus three years ago. It was advertised at my church. All that was required was a sewing machine, the ability to sew a straight line, and two hours on Saturday. My friends and I went together and had a blast. I kept going because it’s so much fun and the cause is pretty amazing.
Project Linus is a non-profit organization where volunteers sew very simple blankets for children who are in the hospital long-term, or have been through something very traumatic, or have a parent in the military. Basically, these blankets are there to provide comfort for these kids much like the Charlie Brown character Linus had his blanket to comfort him.
So last weekend, I got together with the other volunteers for Project Linus and sewed blankets. There is always water and monkey bread available for all there to sew. I turned in a blanket (which I forgot to take a picture of..I’m still getting into the swing of the photo blogging thing), and I started a new one (which I will take a picture of when it is completed).
This one lady there just got a brand new sewing machine, the 160th anniversary Singer.
Isn’t it beautiful? I call it the Cadillac of sewing machines. It had all sorts of neat attachments and even threaded its own needle! She didn’t mention a price, but it is probably way out of our price range. Still, it was nice to look at. 🙂
It was so much fun. Here’s the website where you can learn more about the organization.
Do you volunteer for any organizations? How well can you sew?