Thursday, 21 April 2016

syringe driver bags

Whilst wandering through Marks and Spencers on tuesday I came across some sewing machines set up and a crowd of ladies around them.   Such a worthwhile cause   they were getting people to make bags to hold syringe drivers which are given to patients who need continous doses of pain killers to help them manage pain particularly cancer sufferers.  Well of course I had to get a pattern and today made my first bag,   I am so proud to say I have a daughter who is a pallative care nurse in a hospice so I am now making bags for her patients,   she requested I made some suitable for men,   well my stash does not have much in the way of manish fabric!   but did have this piece of fabric with cars on so have run the bag up and will give it to Helen to take in tomorrow and if they approve will go into mass production as the bags once given to a patient are not reused due to risk of infection etc so they need a constant supply.   This could not have come at a better time as waiting for wadding for the 7 large and 4 small quilts waiting to be quilted






http://makingforcharity.co.uk/   this is a link that was shared and has other projects too


I will do another blog with 2 baby quilts and a loan star quilted     all completed soon but felt this needed a blog of its own,

20 comments:

Anita said...

A very worthy cause, Margaret!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I'm sure these will be much appreciated and bring a bit of sunshine to the ones who receive and use them. Bless their hearts, and yours too for making them.

FlowerLady

Margo Brooks said...

Lovely, lovely idea!

Nana said...

Nice idea and looking forward your quilting.

Nana

The Inside Stori said...

What a great idea for kind, helpful, and generous donations!!

Queeniepatch said...

Great idea! Great donation! Great pattern!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Such a terrific idea! Good job :-)

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Such a terrific idea! Good job :-)

Gaia said...

For a such good cause..and I like the one you had made.

tubakk said...

Such a good idea, and such a warm hearted lady. Good job.

Rebecca in AK said...

This is such a wonderful project Margaret! I am sure the patients that receive these bags really appreciate them!

Jane Galley said...

great idea

Pippas quilts said...

Brilliant idea great way to use up stash. Will click on the link now.

Mary Ellen said...

Good for you! Currently our guild is making smallish quilts for an organization that serves mothers and newborns in the underserved population here.

desertskyquilts said...

What a wonderful thing for you to make. How nice that you have a direct link to a facility which needs them, too! Do you have a quilt group who might help out? It sounds like there could be quite a demand for them.

Anneliese said...

It is such a very kind and good idea of you to make those bags for patients - you will have very grateful

Anneliese said...

Continuation.....
recipients, dear Margaret.

Angie in SoCal said...

what a wonderful thing you are doing, Margaret! Bless you!! Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone, so we could all have an opportunity to go to that link for the pattern. I invite you also to link to Quilts are for Giving at http://quiltsareforgiving.blogspot.com/ Those ladies would like that link also. Blessings!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done M&S, and well done you xxxx

Lakshmi Sadala said...

wonderful!! so kind of you..