December is here once again and time for a fun project for one of my favorite charities! Up until last year my mom lived at the Chiniak Bay Elder House. This is a BEAUTIFUL facility that is run by Providence Alaska. It is a 22 bed long term care facility that serves 19 people currently. It’s very new, just having opened back in February of 2013.
I really loved how residents have their own rooms, large common rooms and a dinning room to all eat together. The draw back of moving from the old facility, where everyone was together, to the new facility is that 1/2 the residents live on one side, 1/2 on the other. This doubles the amount of things needed.
Three years ago I decided that the plastic tree skirts were not good enough for the Elders. Along with my friend Martha (who does all my fun quilting), I made a tree skirt for my mom’s side, Fireweed, and one for the Salmonberry side as well.
This year with the great fabric I got from Island Batik I thought I’d add to the houses with a table runner for each side! With this brilliant fabric I made each side a distinct runner that they could use for years to come. Martha agreed to quilt them but is currently a little backed up on her quilting, so they will be ready for New Year’s dinner! One for each side.
It is my hope that they will have a very happy Christmas and a great New Year!