|Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? Well, it is in the U.S. and Australia.|
|This month Hopeful Threads is hosting the CREATE Hope Designs Sew Along, in support of orphans around the world. Watch out for my review of one of their great patterns this Friday. It's easy to enter to be in the running to win some AWESEOME prizes:|
|Fiona, from Celtic Thistle Stitches, is hosting the Holiday Memories Mini Quilt Competition. Participants can choose to make a mini quilt/wallhanging, cushion/pillow or bag/accessory. There are some fabulous prizes.|
|Sewing for Kindergarten, is the ideal sew-along series if you have children at school. It's not just for Kindergarten and there are some great prizes for each of the 3 categories. This is the first series being organised by Mie, from Sewing Like Mad.|
|Cass Can Sew and Lil Pip Designs present Spring Has Sprung; creations, tutorials and designs inspired by Spring. There is a link party, where everyone can add their own posts about Spring.|
|September 23 - 29 is Selfish Sewing Week, over at Imagine Gnats... a week of sewing that's all about you!|
|The annual 100 Quilts for Kids charity drive, runs from 1st July to 30th September and is organised by Swim Bike Quilt|
|Secret Squirrel is the brainchild of Suz, from Sew Pony and An, from StraightGrain. Secret Squirrel began his journey in Australia, last month and is scheduled to arrive in Belgium, July 2014. Where he will travel is unknown. Open to all...maybe he'll stop with you.|
ONGOING charity projects...
|The Fluff Project is all about making stuffed toys for children in foster care. What started as a monthly project, co-ordinated by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads, has now turned into an ongoing drive.|
|The 1st charity drive this year (in addition to making dresses), for Dress a Girl Around the World, Sydney, is 100 Days of Quilting; making quilts for children in Romania. The drive runs until October. Handmade for Charity, is co-ordinating a sew-along in support of 100 Days of Quilting.|
|Days for Girls International: Feminine Hygiene Program... Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Veronica, at SewVery, brought this one to my attention. Such easy projects we can sew to help these girls retain their dignity.|
|Imagine a world where every little girl owned at least one dress. This is the aim of Dress a Girl Around the World. There are chapters around the world and within many states of the U.S. The Australian, Washington and UK branches are very active, as no doubt are many others. These are just the ones I've had contact with.|
What will you be sewing this month?