My moods this February has been super chill. My focus has been self -discovery and working on my passions and purpose in life. Fresh flowers and dream catchers have been my inspiration lately. As a kid I was fascinated with dream catcher, but somewhere down the road lost interest. Now that I am seeking meaning behind my purpose dream catchers keep popping up in my journey (…maybe it time to do a Dream Catcher DIY).
If you follow my Instagram (IG: @passionlocked) then you know what I have been up to for the past few months. And it finally time to share the happiness I received from this project.
Every year I support the March of Dimes foundation by donating money, help raise money and participating in walk events. But this year I wanted to do something a little bit more special. I decided I would make baby quilts to donate to a local NICU for families with preemie babies.
Quilting has become my therapy. It is fun to do, it keeps my mind going, and keeps me out of trouble. You can see some of the quilts I have made on my Kreative Passions page and my IG account. Back around the holiday season, I bought a ton of baby fabrics from JoAnn’s Fabric store (they had really good sales). Since January, I have been working on these special little baby quilts.
This passion project consists of 4 girl quilts, 4 boy quilts and 3 unisex quilts handmade special by me. I bundled them with lots of love and my passion through a handwritten note card. Today, the quilts were donated to the Special Care Nursery at Northside Hospital. I delivered them all bundled with love to the head nurse of the department, who promised to wrapped them around the bravest little beating hearts. Doing something so special for families during this trying stage of life makes my heart smile. Sometimes, I feel a way about being a 20-something year old who sits at home quilting on most Friday nights. But when I achieve something like this, I feel so proud to be who I am and have the passion that I have.
If you are in the Atlanta area I encourage you to support March of Dimes and sign-up for the walk on April 22, 2017. I am joining a team of family and friends to walk with me. 15 Million babies are born prematurely each year around the million, 1 million will die. Let’s help fight to give a family a lifetime with their bundle of joy. If you would like to donate, please click the link : https://www.marchforbabies.org/kznuriddin
Before I go…
I will be giving away one Baby Stroller Throw quilt. FOr details about this give-a-way, follow my IG: @passionlocked for details…. post coming soon.
You all have met my family, right! I mean I shared our holiday photos with you all back in December … Okay, so… now, let me share what we have recently been up too…
Back in December, my youngest cousin came up with the idea to put together care packages for the sick n’shut in and homeless in our hometown. This was something we could get the entire family involved with. The greatest part of it all was the time we spent together doing it. We all chipped in to collect care package items like hygiene and personal care items, some snacks and note cards for personal messages.
To save money I found some small boxes that were about to be thrown out at my job. So we re-assemble and used the boxes to pack the items and wrapped them in leftover wrapping paper from the holidays.
A few Saturday’s ago, we all got together at my parents’ house to assemble our care packages. We ended up with a table full of goodies. From deodorant, wash cloths, tooth brushes, tooth paste, hand sanitizer, lotion, soap, Band-Aids, q-tips, lip chap, bottle water, to single packed snacks – and a personalized message of encouragement.
We had lots creative ciaos in the mix, but we managed to develop some sort of assemble line to fill the box and get them wrapped.
The last and most difficult part was loading them in my grandmother’s car for delivery. This should have been the easiest part. (lol)
I love lending a helping hand and doing something special for other whenever I can. I was so elated that this was something the whole family participated with in some way.
It’s a new year and I would like to introduce a new segment to my blog. A passion for caring… one thing that helps a big small on my face is helping others. So this monthly segment will be a highlight of awareness to a cause each month of the year. It is my goal to educate and inspire other how to get involved.
January is cervical health awareness month!
As I was at the check counter in Kroger, the cashier asked if I would like to round up my total to donate to Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance for research. Of course, I did. It warmed my heart to see a national grocery store chain education the community and making a difference. So if you are shopping in Kroger, I encourage you to ROUND UP and support the cause.
The Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance promotes awareness and action for ovarian cancer and help those battling ovarian cancer. The alliance hopes to educate women on the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Get involved by attending the 7th Annual Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance’s 2017 Shaken, Not Stirred Gala presented by Northside Hospital Concer Institute. This event is being held on March 11, 2017 from 6:30 to 11:30 pm at the Delta Flight Museum. For more information about this event and to educate yourself about Ovarian Cancer visit gaovariancancer.org