Sewing A Little Love Party

All Girls Were Greeted by this Sweet Sign My Little Girl Made!

5 little girls

1 crazy mom

some sewing supplies

100   “feelie hearts”  for a Children’s Hospital!!

A good friend of mine is the Coordinator for a Grieving Center at a nearby Children’s Hospital. They comfort families who have lost a loved one. Every summer they host a camp for children who have lost a loved one. For the past 2 years we have hosted a little party and tied those fringed fleece blankets for that camp. This year The Camp received a large donation of those blankets ~ so we decided to sew pocket sized “feelie hearts” they give to their clients every day. Though it was a little crazy ~ I enjoyed every chaotic minute of it and I think the girls did too!! My favorite part was seeing their proud little faces as they finished each heart! To protect the ‘identity of her friends’ I am being selective about the pics that I share! But… Tammy’s Two Cents gave me permission to post her beautiful little girl… you might recognize her from Tammy’s posts!! =)

Cute decorations handmade with love

Sew Fun, Sew Some Love, Sewtastic ...

Handmade with Love =)

Then ten little hands stuffed many little hearts!

And ten little hands stitched up the hearts!

The party started at 6 pm on Valentines Day… they little ladies slept over night … oh the giggles… but I did manage to get them to ‘sleep’ by 11:15?? =) The next morning after the ladies ate muffins, strawberries and milk… they set to work!! Stuffing, stitching and even hand sewing a few hearts …so much love went into their work! They were all motivated to stuff and stitch 20 hearts each!! Goals were barely met before mom’s came to pick up… but they did it!!! Way to Go little Ladies!! I was so exhausted … but proud and high on the love these little ladies put into their work!! See What they did!!!

Sew Fun!

love love love

Not only was I proud… but they were too!! =)

One sewer went home before we took this! Sew Cute!

A motivation chart... a sticker for each heart completed! That's My Girl!

We will definitely do this again!!! Some of these little ladies are in Girl Scouts… My little girl included. She has decided to do this again next year on a wee bit larger scale for her Big Bronze Award Project… (you scout mommy’s might know what that is!) It is a community focused project to help our little scouts learn to be a part of the community! I can’t think of a better project!! Mommy is Proud of You Abby!!!!

The Next Night….
All the little ladies were gone…
kids were in bed….

“Merlin Struck”

… its ok… we only ‘lost’ ONE heart!!! =)

Naughty Naughty Puppy!

Funny Funny Puppy…

I laughed So hard I cried … I barely got the photos you are about to see… =) must always remember to snap and shoot before you loose the moment!!

“Merlin! NO!” too late….
The “one” we lost… see it there… in his mouth… naughty puppy! I wish I could stop laughing when he is in trouble!!! =)

Oh Merlin !!!

PS… My little girl is pictured standing next to the motivation chart!

Friday is my ‘Family Photo’  day… and I realize these wonderful ladies From the Shultz and Peterson Families have a family McLinky day…  so I am linking up.. except I can’t seem to grab the McLinky… am I linked and  I have their button… click below and read their stories and even Link up your own if you like!

It is all about family!!

25 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Debby Pucci yazmış:

    What a beautiful project. I just love Merlin! Thank you so much for stopping over. I look forward to getting to know you better. Did you see my other blog “For Your Tears”. I love blogging. Have a wonderful weekend.

  • 2 Helene yazmış:

    What a fun project!!! I love how your daughter looks so proud! This is definitely a great way to earn that GS badge!!

    The dog with the heart in his mouth is classic!!

  • 3 Lori yazmış:

    What sweet girls! Glad you could make the project fun for them and what a wonderful thing for them to do!

    And the bad puppy is too cute! (We have a bad puppy too, so I can sympathize!)

  • 4 Amy yazmış:

    Is this the post you wanted to share? I saw come on over and share away.. I loved this story.. Have a great day..

  • 5 Tammy yazmış:

    So sweet! Love the pics! Merlin just wanted in on the action!

  • 6 Tawny yazmış:

    That is so neat all that they created! Really you wouldn’t be able to tell if an adult or child did it. I think children’s work is better though 🙂 Well better than mine 🙂

  • 7 citymouse yazmış:

    You’re right … this is an awesome project. Here in Maryland, our kids need Community Service hours to graduate from high school. This would be great for that. They can start collecting them in middle school. Looks like your ladies are a little younger than that, but they’ll be that age soon enough.

    Your blog looks great. Thanks for stopping by to say hi.


  • 8 Amy yazmış:

    Thanks for linking up.. I am so glad you did..

  • 9 Almost Unschoolers yazmış:

    This is a terrific idea!

    I left you an award at

  • 10 Megan yazmış:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving me such a lovely comment about my niece! I’m following you now. 🙂

    Wow, I am loving this post. What a neat project for you to do with your daughter and her friends… A slumber party with a twist…I love it.

    And OMG, that last picture of Merlin is cracking me up. He’s like “Huh? What did I do?” 🙂

  • 11 Elizabeth @ Confessions From A Working Mom yazmış:

    How did I not know you’re friends with Tammy IRL? I read her blog too!

    Obviously, you and ALL the girls are way more skilled in sewing than I am. That’s incredible work!

    Confessions From A Working Mom

  • 12 TooManyHats yazmış:

    WOW, I am so impressed with your daughter and her friends. What an awesome act of service.

  • 13 Christine yazmış:

    That is such a great thing to do! The hearts are very cute.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

  • 14 Jessica yazmış:

    What a wonderful idea! Happy to follow you back via SITS. Have a great weekend!

  • 15 Jenn yazmış:

    Gee Thanks ladies! We are hoping this little love party we are ‘braggin’ about will inspire and encourage y’all to love it forward!!! =) Seizing the Day to love a little… thats all! Sometimes we ‘take’ and sometimes we ‘give’ =) and believe me I have been on the ‘take’ side more than I would have ever imagined! =)

  • 16 Tickled Pink Twice yazmış:

    I LOVE this idea. We did cookies for Ronald McDonald house over Christmas. We try to do a couple activities throughout the year for charity. Our big lemonade stand is coming up. We raised 1300 last year for big brothers big sisters and we are looking to double it. These things are great experiences for our children. I adore sewing and so does my oldest.

    PS…thanks for the follow. I’ve added you to my button blogroll so I can come back for more!

  • 17 Debbie in Nashville yazmış:

    Those busy little girls! The hearts are so cute!

    Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day and for your kind words. It means so much to me!

    Have a great weekend,

  • 18 naomig yazmış:

    What a great project! Love it! Great Job Girls!

  • 19 No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane yazmış:

    I love how thoughtful that project is.
    Good for them and good for you!
    I’m so happy you found my blog!!!!
    Can’t wait to get to know you better!

  • 20 jen@odbt yazmış:

    What a great idea. I’m going to suggest this to my daughter’s Daisy Troop. I loved how all the girls got so into it…are you going to deliver them to the hospital together as a group too?

  • 21 Cheryl yazmış:

    What a wonderful project! I bet you were proud of all the little ladies!

    Your dog is funny and so cute.

    Your daughter is lovely….but the pics of the dog made me laugh.

  • 22 Melissa@MyLittleWorld yazmış:

    What a FUN party! It looks like everyone had a really good time. I LOVE the picture of your dog with the heart in his mouth. Too funny!

  • 23 Amanda yazmış:

    This is SO amazing!! Good for you teaching your girl the RIGHT way to change the world… with her own big heart two very wonderful hands!!


  • 24 Pennie at Mom Thoughts yazmış:

    I’m so impressed! What a great party for a wonderful cause! Thanks so much for chronicling it all for us…it’s experiences like this in a little girl’s life that teach her to change the world! 🙂

    And, Merlin is adorable! (In response to your comment on my blog about the breed of my dog, Angel… she is a Papillion.)

    Great pictures – and you did a great job of protecting the privacy of the girls involved! 🙂

  • 25 arizonamamma yazmış:

    What a wonderful idea. I am sure that is an experience they will hold dear to their own little hearts forever.