As we are all aware Queensland in Australia has been hit by floods recently and now they are dealing with a cyclone which is really scary and my heart goes out to everyone in the area that is affected by such a monster of a storm. We are bracing for a snow storm but that is mild compared to what is happening and has happened in Australia .I have made three sewing kits to send over to the Gumtree Designers who have organized an appeal to help those who have lost everything . Members of our local quilt guild as well as other quilters in our area are also making kits and I will collect them and send them off the first of next week , I am so pleased with the response and I hope our small effort will put a smile on someones face . The kit on the left was an adaptation of a pattern from Kaaren at the Painted Quilt , mine is much smaller and does not have the same pockets etc. , the second one I was trying to put a larger pincushion in the center so it could be hung over a chair , the third one is on loan at the moment to one of my friends who wanted to make some and wanted it as a guide but it is similar to these two , still trying to perfect the best storage in these kits .I hope to get at least one more made before the box is shipped out next week . I also made a matching drawstring bag for the one on the right and again if time allows I will try to get another bag made . I just added a picture of the kits I have recieved so far , but there are many more to add to this it is just a matter of picking them up. The cute purple one in the front was made by my dear friend Dianne of RedHeads ,she is a new blogger and I know she would love to have you stop by for a visit . The others in this picture were from friends Joan , Gertie, Wilma and the donated fabrics are from Janice as well as Wilma (no blogs).
Take care and stay safe and say a little prayer for those in Queensland .