My name is Averee Anne and I'm 11 years old. I have just started my 8th year of 4 H. In 2010 one of my 4 H projects was sewing. My mom taught me how to sew. For my 9th birthday I got a Bernina sewing machine. The first thing I made on my new sewing machine was a pillowcase. I really enjoyed making it.
My grandma Jean passed away from cancer right before Thanksgiving in 2010. I know she did not have a lot of days that were good. My mom and I had been trying to think of something we could do for cancer patients. We wanted to do something that could give them a little sunshine and happiness while they are not having good days.
This is how Pocketful of Sunshine came about. I liked sewing pillowcases and I really wanted to help make someones day a little brighter. I decided to make pillowcases for children. My goal is to sew as many pillowcases as possible to help make a sick child's a little better.
My goal for the first year was to make 57 pillowcases each month. That is 684 pillowcases for the year! I really hope I can get that done and I did!! That was 684 people that I helped make their day just a little better!