January 28, 2013 Blankets delivered: 10178
Welcome to the new Blanketeers who have joined our chapter during the past month, we’re so glad to have you with us and hope you’ll love Project Linus as much as we do. Be sure and let Kristin or Millie know if you have any questions.
“Make a Blanket Day” for the north VALLEY WILL be Monday february 4th... come join us at Our Saviour’s Lutheran church 3900 S. 2500 E. From 10-2. Bring your lunch – we have a wonderful time!!
The next South Valley “Make a Blanket Day” will be tuesday february 12th at the South Jordan Library from 10:15 – 2:00. sorry, no food at the library. please note due to conflicts at the library we are meeting the 2nd tuesday feb & march 12th& back to the 3rd tuesday in april 16th
Blanketeer – Barbara Brae has a special motivation for making blankets – BABIES! Barbara has a special love for babies, and makes a blanket for all the women she knows as their babies arrive. She didn’t pick up the crochet hook until her daughter, Melissa, taught her how. Since then she has been making extraordinary receiving blankets that are serious works of art and love. Each blanket takes her about five hours to crochet. Before she begins to crochet, she washes the flannel twice. She is adamant that the finished product should be clean, and very soft. High thread count is a must, so that it will be durable enough to hold up for hard use and many washings. Her blankets require 45”x 45”of fabric as well as a careful match of colors so that every blanket has a dominant design on one side and a subtle print on the other. The edging is started with a machine wing-needle using carefully matched thread. The amazing part is the delicate and artistic edges she crochets. Her goals for them: “to be beautiful, but also utilitarian” and “to give even a moment of comfort to a child – and a parent.”
Thank you Barbara for sharing your time and talents with Project Linus. We know you are a busy woman, as is a full time Executive Assistant at Centershift Software, as well as a mother of two daughters and grandmother of five boys and girls.
A note from Millie... delivered 30 blankets to Fisher House in January. They are so excited about our blankets! Kay, social worker, told me that one couple got a curious George blanket and then added to the card that Curious George has sent it for their little one. They put a Curious.George book with it also. Another person used the blanket on the kids bed like a canopy or tent. It is working out so well!
We want to extend a HUGE thank you to Melissa Thayer, for being our assistant coordinator this past year. We have so appreciated her time & talents and getting to know her little boy Landon. We hope she will join us on occasion at a blanket day, but understand that life with a toddler is super busy! Thank you Melissa for all that you have done to make our chapter run smoothly. We will miss you dearly!
Thank you to everyone who contributes to Project Linus in Salt Lake County. Whether you make blankets, sew labels on, package blankets, deliver blankets, donate funds for shipping and stamps, or donate paper, yarn or fabric, each one of you helps to grow our chapter so we may give a little bit of love and security to a child in crisis.
Hugs to you all,
Kristin & Millie
Kristin cell 801-386-5917