Sunday, October 31, 2010

Exciting Week at Binky Patrol SC

Halloween Booties sent to PSP
Exciting things are coming our way after months of trying to get volunteer and binkies going!  Joyce from the Pink Slipper Project had some nice things to say about our group and posted pictures of the slippers we sent on her web site.  Check it out at the link below:
The Pink Slipper Project is a wonderful project and we support them as well as God's Tiny Angels.

Tamika Sims - Sistercare
We also made a delivery to Sistercare this week and met Volunteer Coordinator, Tamika Sims.  We took 3 quilts and the pocket dolls we had for them.  We are so excited to support this local shelter.  We will be working on pillow cases and slippers as well as blanket and dollies for this shelter.  While I absolutely hate having my picture taken - I had to post this one of Tamika (couldn't successfully crop myself out) and the goodies we delivered.

Last on our trip out was a visit to Creative Sewing Center in West Columbia where owner, Peggy Ledford, donated a bolt of beautiful fabric and a huge pack of batting which we desperately needed.  Pictures to come.  Thanks so much Peggy!!  If you do any type of needlework or sewing you must visit this store - it is like Disneyland for sewers!!!

We also have our Yahoo Group up and running for those of us who are active in the group.  If you would like to join us, please email me at

Our new website for the group is up and running and we will be posting there as well as this blog and FaceBook - follow us as we grow and provide comforting covers for children in need and so much more! .

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our Cyber Bink-A-Thon Started Things Moving Here.....

Fabric Donation Received
We had our online Bink-A-Thon this past Saturday, October 23, 2010 and it has really helped us get things moving in the right direction!!  Last week this beautiful box of fabric arrived here on our door step and we were so excited!!  This box is from a Jill Moss from Mt. Pleasant, SC.  This is the first donation of materials our chapter has received.  We have big plans for these beautiful fabrics.  Thank you so much Jill!

A dear friend who also happens to be my Son's Mother-in-Law, Andrea Shull from West Columbia,SC, is also part of our group now.  She is a wonderful crocheter and makes beautiful items!  She is working on preemie/security size blankets.  I can't wait to see what she comes up with!

Also, Linda Sweatman from Cordova, SC, joined in today and will be creating blankets.  Along with Anita Black of Charlotte, NC, (our wonderful Quilter) our group is coming together and I believe we can do great things.  We have many projects lined up for winter and the Holidays and we can sure use more hands - please let us know if you want to jump in and get involved!  You don't need to be able to sew - there are many ways to help!!  Contact us at .

Candy Corn Preemie Set for GTA

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bink-A-Thon Going On Here!!

This is our very first Bink-A-Thon in South Carolina and we are excited!!  We are a very new and very small chapter of Binky Patrol and due to time constraints we have planned a cyber bink-a-thon for tomorrow - Saturday, October 23, 2010!  Well things are getting pretty exciting around here already!!  This week we received two more beautiful quilts as noted below, today we received a box of beautiful fabric from Jill Moss in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Tonight I heard from Peggy Ledford with the Creative Sewing Center right here in West Columbia and she will be donating some materials which we desperately need!  If you have never visited the Creative Sewing Center, then you must go.  It is the most wonderful place to learn all about sewing, machine embroidery and so much more.  For me it is like the Disney Land of fabric stores and I could spend untold hours browsing and touching and learning there.  It is worth a trip from any where in South or North Carolina as well as Georgia.  You won't be sorry you came!!  My dream is to one day add an embroidery machine to our sewing room for the chapter and take some classes there - I will truly feel that I have gone to heaven if I can accomplish that one.  More pictures to come as tomorrow progresses.  Let us know what you are working on or sending and remember - we will happily receive what ever you have to offer and be so thankful for any donation of materials.  Email pictures and information to us at  Can't wait to hear from you!

Creative Sewing Center in West Columbia, SC: 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Two More Beautiful Quilts.....

Our Member, Anita Black has done it again!  I found a wonderful package on the door step and inside were these two most beautiful handmade quilts.  Anita is a very gifted quilter and we are so very happy to have her as a member of our group.  I just can't wait to deliver these two - they are so much more beautiful than this picture can show.

You can see by looking at these that small pieces of fabric can come together to make something so wonderful.  If all you can do is send is a swatch or one skein of yarn or buttons - no donation is too small and we will be so happy to accept it and we promise to make it into something wonderful.  We have posted our wish list in the right margin - check it out and consider helping us get ready for winter this year.  The needs are great in South Carolina!

Looking for Patterns and Ideas.......

Like most obsessive knitters and crocheters, I am always on the search for new patterns - especially baby ones!  I stumbled onto the blog below this week and found some wonderful free share patterns that are so perfect for this time of the year.   It is Bella Bambina and the author of this blog creates for babies in need too and she has wonderful patterns like this one available for free for those of us who craft for a cause.  You must check it out - it is a delight and such fun.  I especially would like to make this little pull over but there are many patterns to choose from and all are fairly easy.  Consider making one for the Binky Patrol - winter is fast approaching and there will be many little ones in need!  Even just a little warm hat can make so much difference for a newborn or preemie!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Leaving Fall Behind Reluctantly......

As hard as it is, we must move on from Fall to Holiday and Winter preparations.  I so love Fall I would stay stuck here forever.  Our weather here in the south has just been wonderful - cool crisp nights and bright sunny days with no humidity and temps in the 70's and 80's - I Love it!!  But as we know it won't be long until frost is nipping at our toes and there will be a need for binkies and more!  Please don't hesitate to get involved - it doesn't require a lot of time or money to give so much.  But surprisingly you will find that what you receive in return is so much more!!  Email us if you would like to join us - you may be surprised how simple it is to help!   Email

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