Monday, December 2, 2013

Bingle Jells!

  Bingle Jells all the way! Oops, I just woke up from my long Autumn nap, and that should be Jingle Bells.  In case, you don't know me, I am Rudy the official and very sociable mascot for the Get Your Mrs. Claus On project.
   My Mrs. Claus had this bright idea a few years ago to make a few doll quilts to go along with the doll beds and cradles that the Greenville Woodworker's Guild  make each year.  Since  Sir Old Man is the woodworker and my Mrs. Claus is the quilter, the projects just complimented each other.
  Well, let me tell you, what she thought was a few doll quilts needed actually was  60 that first year.   That is when so many wonderful blogging quilters stepped up....actually sewed up a storm.....and helped my Mrs. Claus fill the need.  And the Get Your Mrs. Claus On project began.
    Since then, quilts arrive all through the year from around the world.  Each one special, and wonderful.  And a very big antler shake and thank you goes to that group of quilters from the HGTV Message Board.  This group of quilters have supported this project from several years now,  and really stepped up when my Mrs. Claus broke her shoulder.  They send quilts dedicated to every state in the USA and territories too.  You can't imagine how excited Mrs. Claus gets when she opens one of the packages and sees where it is from and which state it represents!

   This year close to 80 beds and cradles were made by those busy elves at the Greenville Woodworker's Guild.  In total over 540 wooden toys.....beds, cradles, chairs, push toys, wooden puzzles, cars, trucks, and fire trucks were made.  All of them to be given to various organizations that work with children----from hospitals, to child development centers, and rescue groups.  These quality toys and quilts are much needed and will be much loved.  And....a new addition was  bed/cradle mattresses and little pillows made by the wife of one of the woodworkers!   See what we started.....another antler shake.

  Anyway, on Saturday, I got to oversee the packing up of the doll quilts.  One giant, huge display was being set up at the woodworker's complex.  Twenty five woodworkers, wives, and student woodworkers---students of that Pesky Elf--- were on hand to unpack toys, set up tables, and turn it all into a wonderful display.  So, without any more words from me....enjoy the show of toys and quilts.





























There are going to be a lot of very happy children this year....don't you agree?   Thank you all....each Mrs. Claus....for making this year a success from me---Rudy, and the Pesky Elf, all the toy maker elves, and of course, Sir Old Man and my Mrs. Claus.  Wishing you Merry Christmas and lots of jingle bell days.

17 comments:

  1. Outstanding! I'm so glad that I participated.

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  2. Oh, this is just so breath taking!! I sent a note out to the ladies who sent doll quilts from our Guild so they can see all this.

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  3. What a wonderful project! Thanks for sharing the pictures. They warmed my heart!

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  4. Thanks for letting us see all the magic, Debbie! And thanks for the opportunity to participate!

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  5. So wonderful! My dad has decided he's too old to do woodworking and I miss his creations. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. There's only one word to express this display. WOW!!!

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  7. What a great way to kick off the season and get into the spirit.

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  8. This is wonderful. This is going to make so many little children happy this Christmas.

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  9. I was just blown away by that awesome display of toys & quilts. Thank you , Rudy, for sharing the pictures of all the wonderful toys that will be going out to the boys & girls this year. The workmanship of the woodworkers is totally OUTSTANDING! I'm so glad to have been able to help with this wonderful project & it warms my heart to know that these toys will be going out soon to help make the children's Christmas a little brighter this year. Thank you Debbie for giving us all the opportunity to participate.

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  10. Ah now I really understand the motivation behind the wonderful quilts youve shown along the way.
    What a simply delightful thing for you all to do!
    The cots look delicious in any case but dressed with their fabrics they look stunning!
    Slaps on the backs and hugs all round Id say and well deserved praise to everyone who took part in any way whatsoever!

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  11. Oh and I love those little cars with finger slots in!!
    Wonderful wheels in all shapes and sizes but I especially ove those littly ones!

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  12. How heart warming. There will be many happy children this year!

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  13. It truly looks like Santa's workshop... all ready to be packed into sacks to be delivered on Christmas Eve! Bravo to all the elves and Mrs Clauses! Wonderful job!

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  14. Oh wow! That looks amazing and is so fantastic. God bless you all!

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  15. Absolutely heartwarming! I loved participating and this brought happy tears to my eyes. Thx so much for sharing the pix!

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  16. I find myself going back time after time & looking at this thread. It's so encouraging to see all the work that has been put in for the children. Thanks again Debbie & please give the woodworkers & all involved a BIG THANK YOU from me. Merry Christmas to all.

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