Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Friday April 8 Buzz Brag and Bee Happy at Betty Bee's Buzz

Every Friday is Buzz, Brag and Bee Happy at Betty Bee's Buzz. This week I'm buzzin and braggin! My husband Don and I went out to Eggmont, near Tampa Bay on April 7th and I caught this bee-utiful 19in grouper. Too small to filet but a ton of fun to catch!!! My good friend, Henrietta Hoffman, and I donated 16 quilts to the local branch of Florida Baptist Children's Homes that we had made over this winter season. they were so excited to get them. They are completely funded by private donations and the Bradenton Florida branch deals only with foster care homes. Sherri was so excited to get these quilts and we could tell she was picking out the children that would receive them as she excitedly looked over our donation. She said these children are all ages and are coming out of crisis, abuse, violence, horrors to awful to even imagine. So many come to them with only the clothes on their backs or with a few things stuffed in garbage bags. Our hearts go out to these children. Henrietta and I are making this our ongoing project. Each month we will take over the quilts we've completed. Next year, we hope to expand our efforts with help from other members of our trailer community by doing a weekly sewing project at our hall. Sherri also said they can use small suitcases, bookbags or totes so the children can put their things in something other than a trash bag! Garage sales here I come.... bags, batting, material.... wow retail therapy for a good cause!!!! Judy

1 comment:

  1. Love making things for a good cause and the foster children are a great one. My little group makes crocheted and knitted blankets for groups here that need things. It really makes you feel good to do this so everyone benefits. Keep up the good work.