February 3rd we woke up to amazing crippling snow. We followed the lead of all the schools in the valley and we called a “snow day” time out from blanket day. I was able to send a notice via email to everyone in our google group that morning. If we ever have to cancel a blanket day I will always send a notice thru google groups.
Though we missed our time together, we were able to get in touch with almost everyone individually during the next few days after the snow. The blankets came in and the blankets went out as usual. We delivered 217 blankets.
Blanket Making Days for March
Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church – Monday March 2nd – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Riverton Senior Center – Friday March 27th – 9:30 to noon
Of course, everyone is invited to join us on either or both days. Please come and enjoy.
The Circle of Helping and Generous Hands
Blanketeer, Jackie Cohen, pointed out an interesting sequence of events that started with an “in kind” donation and then passed thru several sets of hands. Finally ended up as blankets for children. Here is how it happened:
Bernadette Turner, who belongs to an active local quilting group , Quilts for Kids ,found that she had excess flannel fabric. Since she only uses quilt cotton, she offered the flannel to Jackie who picked up a carload of fabric. Pictured here.
Jackie then sorted the fabric and matched a dozen or so flannel pieces together to be used for the fronts and backs of receiving blankets.
Then the fabric was taken to JoAnn Hurst who happened recently to offer free of charge hem stitching service to our chapter. Now the edges of the matched pieces were ready to be crocheted.
From there the crochet work was done by other blanketeers and the fabric became beautiful artful receiving blankets such as the one pictured here. Unique and lovingly made gifts for babies in the NICU are the outcome of this chain of generosity.
“Knit and Crochet Along”
Again this year PL Headquarters is sponsoring this event. You can participate and receive the info by going to projectlinus.org and clicking on the event link. You will receive the pattern for the quilt and the steps to completion monthly. Register before March 7th. Your registration fee of $15.00 for the project will be credited to our chapter if you identify us as the recipient. Have fun!
Thanks for all you do and best wishes for a Happy Spring,
Millie and Patsy