As most of my friends and family know, I like to try new ideas for quilts. Many of these are made and then given away to charities. Last winter I learned that the charity I had been donating to changed their donation policy. In order to donate an item, I needed to donate one for ever person living at their housing location. That meant I needed to make 24 quilts before I could donate them. That would be a difficult task for me to accomplish. Fortunately, last December while watching the evening news, I saw a news article about an … Continue reading Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Each year, my dental office works with a local charity to collect and donate items to children in need. Whether it be “Toys for Tots” or “Hats and Mittens”, our doctors, staff and patient families actively participate. This year, I decided to combine my love for crafts with this donation opportunity. Having knit and crocheted several scarves earlier in the year, I decided to make some hats to go with the scarves. I have tried making mittens and gloves but without much success. So, I purchased a pair of waterproof gloves to go with each set. Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf, … Continue reading Hat and Scarf Sets
Tonight is the Minnesota Dental Foundation annual fundraiser gala. The vision of the Minnesota Dental Foundation is to eliminate unmet oral health needs in Minnesota. The foundation supports the Minnesota Mission of Mercy, Volunteered Dental Services, Give Kids and Smile, and many other programs. The annual gala showcases the recent activities of the Foundation and highlights the organizations that benefit from the work of the Foundation. I’m looking forward to spending a nice evening with many professional colleagues and some of my business partners. One of the activities at the gala is a silent auction. You can preview the auction items at http://www.qtego.net/qlink/mndental. … Continue reading One Smile !