Let's honor September 11th
Last week I got to thinking about the events of September 11th. Remember the sense of utter shock that we all felt? I was at work at the time and one of my employees who worked at home called me and said "You will not believe this. A plane just ran into the World Trade Center." All work stopped in the office, of course, and we listened to the radio. While we were listening to the radio, the second plane crashed into the other tower. I still remember Peter Jennings stopped speaking for ten seconds or so when the first tower fell, an eternity when you are listening on the radio. I could only imagine he was trying to compose himself.
This year I decided that I'd like to honor September 11th by doing some kind of charity work so I will be sewing items for the NICU at one of our hospitals. I have a free pattern from Quiltmaker which makes three baby-sized quilts at once. It's called Super-Sized Nine Patch by Anita Grossman Solomon. Also, with the scraps I will be making "loveys." They are two pieces of flannel with no batting, sewn together, about 5" square. The mother wears it for a few hours so it absorbs her scent and then they put it under the baby's head so the baby will have his mother's scent even when she isn't there.
Here is the link for the Super-Sized Nine Patch:
Scroll down a little bit and it says "download the PDF."
We should all do a little something for others this weekend in honor of the firefighters, police, and Port Authority who went into the burning towers and lost their lives attempting to help others, and say a prayer for the families of all of the people lost on 9/11. The world was changed that day and it's up to us to make it for the better.