Thursday, November 30, 2017

September, October and November Donation blankets

November Donation Blanket

September Donation Blanket

Edge of September blanket

The last few months were pretty busy with school starting back up for the kids.

Yarn and fabric donations have been piling up.

I have been busy making blankets at the kids practices. The nice thing about yarn is that it goes with you, wherever you may go.

Fabric will be used to make dresses for Operation Christmas Child. Each dress uses 3 yards + of fabric. That is where my supply surplus is going.

Not pictured, is the October donation blanket. I put it on facebook, but then forgot to post it on here. It was pretty with diagonal stripes.

I am making as many knit blankets as I can during the cold winter months. I have been blessed by friends who are cleaning out their yarn and fabric stash and giving me their scraps.  Without these wonderful craft hoarders, I can not do what I do.

My plan for the upcoming year is to knit as many blankets as is possible. I will then donate One of them each month to the Gabriel Project. A local charity in my area that helps out young mothers.

Other charity projects for this year include, but are not limited to:
Making dresses for Operation Christmas Child
Making small dolls for Operation Christmas Child
Purple baby hats for Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness
Red Hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts Red Cross campaign
Buying and donating hat and glove sets for the local women's shelter

There's always a way to reduce, reuse and recycle. Quilting, knitting and crocheting do not have to be expensive hobbies. Thrift stores always have yarn and some of them even have fabric. Yard sales are a great place to look as well.

If you are looking for a way to get integrated into your community and be part of the change you want to see, simply ask around. Someone will be more than happy to accept your crafty madness.

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