Friday, April 22, 2016

May Newsletter

 Spring brings more changes to Project Linus.   This time the changes are National Project Linus.

Carol Babbitt – CEO - of Project Linus

We have received notice that the Chief Executive Officer of Project Linus has begun to plan for her retirement.   Our amazing leader, Carol Babbitt, has successfully and tirelessly guided and directed PL for the past 16 years.  A search for her replacement will begin immediately (however she will be transitioning over a period of months.)

Search will not be limited to current coordinators/volunteers.  If you, or someone you know may be interested in details about the position, please email a letter of intent, your qualifications and a resume to:   

Another Contributor/Blanketeer  - Liz Nixon

  Liz loves to knit.  She has been knitting baby blankets for PL for more than a year now.  Her stitching is letter perfect and her little blankets are just the perfect in size and color for delivery to the hospital newborn care units in the county.  This is a picture of some of her work all labeled, packaged and ready to be delivered.    Thanks for your contributions Liz

                                Edrie Bridenbaugh

Edrie is a longtime contributor to SLC Project Linus.  She met former Chapter Coordinators, Kathy Morrow and Kristin Vance some 9 years ago and they invited her to attend a blanket-making day at South Jordan Library.  She has since then been an active PL blanketeer.

Edrie learned to sew clothing, cross-stitch, and crochet in her youth, but when life got busy she gave it up.  She spent 20 years as a single parent, raising two daughters and advancing in her education and career.  Edrie holds a MSW from U of U and was a successful career social worker with Granite School District.  In retirement she again took up handwork.  She is still active with the Riverton Senior Center blanket group.

The Western Fringe Blanket

Edrie has perfected a unique type of “Western Fringe” fleece blanket.  It is a good style for teenagers.  The style also suits patterns that are western and nature themes, as well as plaid or geometric designs. She says it takes a steady hand and good scissors to make sure the tiny fringes are even.  Here is a picture of the blanket style.

        She cautions people who are planning to make this pattern:
1.    Cut the corners at no more than 3 inch.
2.    Fringes are cut at 3” long and no more than ¼ “ wide all the way around or you lose the “western look.”
Thanks to Edrie for your interest and dedication to Project Linus.  

Looking Forward to Seeing You All at Blanket Day - May 2nd!  
                                Hugs and Thanks, 

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