The Southern Comforters are a pretty neat group of wonderful people, as I've previously mentioned. One sweet tradition is that when a member is going through a difficult time in their lives, or a loved one has passed on, the membership responds by sending a 6" block with a heart, typically sent in a card (and small enough for a first class stamp to cover).
Sew, when Misty Cole, our Program Chair, offered the members to make hearts for our program part of our meeting tonight, I was all in (and several other members too). I still get choked up remembering when my Dad passed away in 2001, and the guild members sent me hearts along with very sincere sentiments. I also got hearts when our son Ryan was going through a difficult time in his cancer journey; again, beautiful hearts made and sent to me by caring members.
It's been noted lately that many members of our guild have lost loved ones, and some going through tough times, so Misty encouraged us to share our resources (fabric/cutting/ironing) to make hearts for those that can certainly use a pick-me-up. And what better time to make them, the day before Valentine's Day...a win-win for all.
BSoleille! The bright side of comfort hearts!