Archive for August, 2009

August 7, 2009

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

This week we have donated handcrafted fabricworks to Methodist, Spring Branch, St. Luke’s, Triumph Memorial Hermann and the Michael DeBakey V.A. Hospitals. All of the hospital contacts to whom I have spoken have congratulated us on our picture and article in the Texas Medical Center Newsletter. All are excited about our expanding coverage of their hospitals. Bravo to each and every one of you for your efforts. We are making a difference in patients’ lives.

We received this note from Jimmie Jones:

I was in the Blood Center of M.D.Anderson last week and saw pillows donated by Memorial Drive Church’s own Common Thread organization. Those patients were receiving Plasmapheresis, Stem Cell donation, Red Cell donation, Bone Marrow, Sickle Cell and many other procedures and tests. As one person said, ‘Someone made this pillow to love me, so I feel God loves me;’ The patients are comforted by the warm love of the pillows. These pillows can be taken home and used when they drive or when they sleep. The patients in the Blood Center feel ‘loved’.

Upcoming Meeting Dates – NOTA BENE

August 10,17, 24 & 31: Starbucks Town and Country 2-4pm, No Meeting Sept 7 Labor Day

August 12: Knitters/Crocheters and Machine Sewers of flannel baby blankets. Come to my home to pick up supplies. I have lots of yarn and flannel I would love to give you to complete your projects. Stay awhile to knit/crochet, chat about patterns and have some iced tea and dessert. No meeting in September.

August 18: Meeting at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, Room D220 at 9:30 a.m.

August 26: Meeting at Spring Branch Presbyterian Church, Activity Room, at 9:30 a.m.

Join us at any or all of the above. You will be very welcome.

Please check out the archive for August, 2009 to see some new pictures of our fabricworks.


Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

If you ever need to ask yourself, “Why do I do this?” — why do I give up my Monday morning to go to Starbucks, eat homemade goodies and stitch, sew, cut and stuff like mad with other lovely people — you could always read this email a few dozen times.

We are so pleased to be a recipient of your wonderful heart pillows. The patients really appreciate the love you share with them. Keep up the good work of bringing comfort to our patients.

Becki Baird, RN
MHSWH Volunteer Manager


Becki, and all others who’ve written in with words of support and gratitude, we’re grateful to you. You’re the ones who keep us going, even when the coffee gets cold and the cookies dwindle in the tupperware.

August 2, 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Here’s our news for the first half of August:

We are now donating a handcraft to a patient every hour, instead of once every two hours as we were a few months ago. This is a giant leap forward for us.

Our accounting year starts on May 22. For the first two months of this year, we donated 1915 items to area hospitals. Partially because of this success, we have been able to add the VA hospital to our list of local hospitals we service.

Your hard work has made all of this happen. Keep up the good work!