Saturday, July 25, 2015

The Next Batch of Anti-Ouch Pouches Done!


After we washed windows this morning, it was time for me to play in my sewing room.  I finished the anti-ouch pouch kits I picked up at the July Quilt Club meeting, so that task is done for a month.  This time I decided to take 14 kits.  I've challenged myself to make 100 in 2015 and this brings me to 78.  We don't meet in December, so I need to keep the pace up the rest of the year if I'm going to reach my goal.  Cancer, in its various forms, has been the big killer in my family.  It makes me feel better to know there is a practical, hands-on way I can help bring comfort to some of its victims.  The bags are filled with Polyfill stuffing and used by breast cancer patients to cushion the surgical wound site. 


The crepe myrtles in our yard have been especially pretty this summer. 

4 comments:

AnnieO said...

I wondered what your monthly task was aimed at. Very wonderful idea and you're keeping up very well!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a wonderful idea ... if you're up to 78 already, 100 should be very doable! I tried growing a crepe myrtle a few years back, but it didn't survive the winter. I guess it's not hardy to this area. What a shame as it was gorgeous.

Gina Smith said...

What a great idea ( now I know about them). I had a favourite cushion that I cwtched ( Welsh word, roughly translated cuddled) up to when I had my operation

Frog Quilter said...

Giving others is one of life's greatest joys. You have accomplished that. Lovely. btw I have the same color crepe myrtles in my yard and they add so much color. Fabulous!