Saturday, 7 April 2012

Just a quick post to wish everyone who reads my Blog a very Happy Easter.  Shame the weather has gone so chilly, but I hope it doesn't stop us doing what we want to do.

I am lucky in that my sister is coming to stay, and we are being descended upon for lunch on Monday  so should be a nice few days.

Well I  have been trying to keep out of mischief this week and have knitted this little top and beanie hat, for the Fish and Chip Babies in Africa.  Anne Stacey is co-ordinating this and knows a lady who is sending them out to Africa.  They are so cute and easy to make.  Dawn is half way through one.
Apparently an awful lot of babies are born and their parents have nothing and they have been wrapped up in newspaper to send them home - hence the fish and chip reference. 
When I look at all the beautiful bits that my daughter is buying in readiness for her first child, it does actually make you feel a little humble to think these little babies, who did not ask to be born, have nothing at all.
So a big thank you to all our ladies that have taken the pattern and are going to do some little tops for us.
 Now still on the baby trend, we have just finished, and a big thank you to all our Aston Quilters ladies, 63 baby quilts for the premature Baby Unit at the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge.   I rang the co-ordinator today and she was over the moon to be receiving these .
Now in actual fact we have spoken to a contact at the new Peterborough Maternity Unit and now that they have the special care unit, the quilts would be appreciated by them too.   So we have the pattern at Art and Stitch and if anyone of you kind ladies would like a copy please please can you help by putting some little quilts together for us.  They are extremely simple, they do not like much quilting as they like them to soft and cosy.   As most of you know this is one of our on going projects and now we have added the new hospital - as much help as possible would be appreciated.

Well I trust you all have a lovely Easter and look forward to receiving comments from you.


  1. Hi Pam ,what a wonderful project ,how can I become involved?seems like something I can do with my limited quilting skills ! Jan xx email me

  2. Happy Easter Pam. Have a lovely day tomorrow xx