Thebes ladies have been very busy making Valentine’s Day related items and fleece wraps for the children at the Lexington Shriners Hospital. I recently read an article about Nile sewing that said, “We Make Smiles Happen.” Sometimes, the smiles are on our faces as well as those we sew for. It is so rewarding when a patient or his/her parent thanks us for an article we have sewn for the children. The small welcome fleece blankets, quilts and pillowcases have been a big hit, as the children get to take them home after their hospital stay. At our sewing days, the members work on many different items for the hospitals. Different tasks are available for everyone and many don’t involve sewing, so don’t let the word “sewing” scare you off. As I said, we are currently making fleece wraps which only involves the cutting and tying of the strips around the edges. Our next sewing dates are Wednesday, February 12th, Wednesday, April 9th and Wednesday, May 14th. There will be no sewing session in March.