I wanted to sew some quilt blocks yesterday, but my back was aching and would not allow me to spend too much time at my sewing machine.
So, instead, I did some hand stitching and made this cute little mat (mug rug) for my new Senior Angel.
Terra, at Terra Garden Blog, posted about being a Senior Angel recently, It sounded like something I would enjoy doing, so I signed up, and now I am an angel, too.
This program offers a free service for seniors who need or want happy mail. I think it originated as Chemo Angels, a service providing encouragement for those undergoing chemotherapy. As an angel, we send a weekly card and an occasional gift to our person... something just to brighten their day.
If you know of someone who would enjoy these mailbox greetings or if YOU are in need of this service, please click on the link : Chemo/Senior Angels and sign up. I signed up a dear homebound friend of mine, who lives alone, has no children, and is dependent on others for most everything. She has started receiving cards from her Angel and seems to be enjoying the little mailbox treats. The recipients are not required to return letters/respond to their angel, as many cannot do so. My friend has crippling arthritis, and cannot hold a pen to write. However, the angel service checks in with me monthly, to make sure she is receiving her cards and to see how she is doing.
There are plenty of lonesome people out there, and sometimes, just knowing that someone cares is enough to get through another day.
Linking up with Kathy and Slow Sunday Stitching. Hop over to her link and see what others are working on, away from the sewing machine.