Today I am proud to be linking up with Lynne over at Lily's Quilts and with all the other contributors who responded to the call for help in the name of Siblings Together.
Lynne's post today goes into the background of this wonderful cause, and the reason a bunch of merry quilters got together to do something to hopefully make the lives of a group of youngsters just that little bit more cosy. Please go read all about it and visit some of the other bloggers who are linking up the quilts they made or contributed to, for the cause too.
How many times have I shouted at my kids "Well if you don't like it, go and find yourselves another Mummy and Daddy"? I don't mean it, obviously; and it's OK, they don't read my blog!
But what if something so awful did happen, and they had to, would the 3 of them stay together? I can't bring myself to think that one through.
They, indeed we, are the lucky ones; they get pretty much everything they ask for, and definitely everything they need, all within a 'traditional family unit'. But you don't need me to tell you that not everyone has that stable security, and even when they do, having a quilt of your own can be more than just a blanket.
I hope I have made something for most-likely a teenage girl; (I am not afraid to stereotype that a big pink and black quilt is most likely destined to end up with a 14 year old female!), who will be able to cart it about, snuggle in front of the TV with it, or maybe even get to lay out in the sun on it, whilst knowing that somewhere some batty old woman, (well, we are all old to teenagers!), thought it would be a great idea, and cared enough to sew up something so pink, without wanting anything in return, just because.
Thank you again to Trudi for providing me with the wadding so that I could get it all finished and looking splendid, and thank you to Lynne for co-ordinating this worthwhile bit of stitchery.
Please check out the 100 Quilts for Kids blog hop if you want to get involved in making something too, it looks like there will be lots of great ideas coming out of that one.
Right then, I am off to cuddle the kids, before I start barking at them to tidy up and stop fighting... again. xxx