Rose Schumacher said she was having a pity party for herself in March of 2007, wondering what she was going to do to fill the hours during the upcoming summer. At the time she was working in the cafeteria at Magdalen school. “I had a kind of tap on the shoulder,” she said. That tap turned out to be an inspiration to make blankets for the homeless. So she began sewing the comforters, made of squares of old denim jeans on one side, and squares of flannel on the other side. “I did this as a child, but had forgotten all about that,” she said, adding that she had at one time made some for her grandchildren. Mrs. Schumacher, a Magdalen parishioner, said that although the comforters will help keep the homeless warm this winter, making them may help her more than it helps the homeless because she finds it so rewarding. She said she was reminded by her pastor, Father Patrick York, about how stewardship of one’s time, talent, and treasure can change lives. “I feel I’m doing that,” she said. Mrs. Schumacher just recently completed comforter number 650. “I will do it as long as I can,” she said.