14-year-old Lucy Krause knows how to sew. And it’s still busy with its good cause, making dozens of stuffed animals and quilts.
Vancouver, Wash. Lucy Krause is a stuffed animal expert who knows how to sew. And she’s still busy doing a lot of that, making stuffed animals and quilts by the dozens.
Once again, Lucy donates these things by box and in a bag, to Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital in Clark County. How many times this time?
“I don’t know but that’s pretty cool,” Lucy said earlier this week as she stood in the back of her family’s pickup truck, parked in front of the hospital and filled with things to donate.
Lucy’s love of sewing first made headlines last November. Her mother and grandmother started her education when she was six years old. At the age of nine, she was really good and wanted to put her talents to a good cause. She enlisted the whole family to help, including her father, who cannot sew, but can stuff animal fabric.
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This week’s delivery to the hospital was about 275 pieces of cloth and quilts. Most will go to younger patients who need some extra TLC.
“And when someone takes the time to make something by hand that comes from the heart, it is very special and they (patients) understand that. So we are thrilled that Lucy has supported us and our community,” said Laura Walsh, director of volunteer services and gift shop at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. We just love her.”
Lucy’s mother, Holly, said her 14-year-old’s autism was a gift that made Lucy literally want to save the world, one by one.
And people like Laura Myers take notice and help. Myers said her heart was moved, so she delivered a special canvas to Krause’s home.
“I saw Lucy’s story about a year ago and my mom had just passed away. She was a seamstress, she worked in quilting, and so I knew I wanted to give all of my mom’s fabrics to Lucy,” she said.
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This week’s delivery at Legacy Salmon Creek isn’t likely to be the last.
“I like to do it a lot at any time, because we can always use love,” Lucy said.
And Lucy’s family is happy to help her keep giving.
“She calls her project Lucy’s Stitched Hugs and I think that says a lot, because it’s a hug from her to someone else and she really means it that way,” said Holly Krause.
Click here to learn more or donate to The Lucy Project.