My Introduction to Helping Others
Are you one of the lucky people that are healthy, yet feel washed out and depressed for a number of reasons. Did you know that you can stop feeling that way by putting your energies into helping others. This will not only give you an interest or hobby you will become addicted, and receive so much enjoyment from making things you never knew you could. At the same time it will help reduce your own depression and give enjoyment to many people suffering from cancer.
Picture shows a variety of simple beanies from the same pattern with variations
Anyone Can Achieve Anything – if They Try
I saw an advert asking for volunteers to knit or crochet beanies. Although I enjoyed this I soon became bored by the repetition. Therefore I asked if they needed help sewing some squares together for the quilters. I thought that it would be simple, although at first I was given pieces of material that needed several borders around.
I cut out pictures and experimented by using different materials to create borders
Again I did not feel that I was achieving much. Which led me to do a Google search on how to cut and make quilts. Yes it looked very complicated. Although, I have to admit that I did not realize it at the time, but I was hooked.
My first attempt was making one for my beautiful dog to keep him warm during the cold nights. And then I made my first table runner, although the edging did not work too well as it was hard to do the edgings correct.
I believe that it is a real learning curve and if you do not try you will never learn anything. My work is not perfect, although I believe that if I can at least make a few quilt toppers and leave the more experienced people to finish them off then I have achieved a lot. I know from personal experience how much people suffering from cancer really appreciate all the work that volunteers do.
Cancer sufferers receive a beanie, a scarf, and a quilt to keep them warm and cheer them up while going through their treatment. If you think you could help to knit or sew something or even donate materials, wool or money to help with the postage costs then please, do not hesitate to contact Comfort Quilts. Every donation would be gratefully appreciated. Comfort Quilts needs more volunteers.
At the same time, if you know someone suffering from cancer then please contact Comfort Quilts and have a talk with them. Please share this with your friends so they can offer some support.