Saturday, September 5, 2015

The 'Vonda Project'- Part 6 (It All Comes Together!)

The best meetings always start with delicious food! :)


                         Some of my finished felt was trimmed into flower shapes...

                                               ...and then assembled into kits.


            
                    Each kit contained 2-3 pieces of felt, contrasting beads, pin backs...

                 ...and needles threaded with the proper shade of embroidery floss.



                                The titular 'Vonda' of this project (and my best friend)...

                    ...is coordinator of a Geriatric Wellness program at a local hospital.

                  (She's the link between me and my felt, and this wonderful community!)



                                                Some of our volunteer 'sewists'.


I'm shown here with the Life Director of the facility (also a 'Heather').

It is she who turned my flat felt into all of these amazing kits!


People shared their sewing expertise...


                                                          ...and supplies...



                                             ...and happily helped one another.



                                     It was a day filled with laughter and fellowship!



                               I was especially moved by the beauty and strength...



                                            ...of these eager and helpful hands.



                               The finished brooches will be sold at a holiday craft sale...

                                          ...in support of an area women's shelter.



(Here they are in a bit more detail.)

                                                


                                                      Aren't they wonderful?!?



I may not get to each of the monthly crafting sprees...

...but I will try to get photos of each completed project.

After all, there's still a lot of finished felt left to use...

...and Heather (the Life Director) is just full of ideas!! :)

8 comments:

The Inside Stori said...

What an inspiring project!!! Thank you all for your dedication and to you Heather for always being so generous sharing tips and techniques on your blog!

Becky Utecht said...

How wonderful Heather, you never cease to amaze me!

Rachel said...

What a wonderful idea, with more to come - well done to all involved!

Janet Nass said...

I just love these photos!! Hello Heather- nice to finally "meet" you. What a great idea!! I love the results and of course, the photos including peoples hands. Love it.

Terriea Kwong said...

Heather, you're a wonderful soul to share your skills, ideas, time and love. I can see how they enjoyed the process.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, all! It was a really special day. :)

Loco Lindy said...

Such a great project, Heather!!!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Lindy!