If you are a crocheter, knitter, or quilter like I am, there are only so many afghans and blankets you can make and keep. Believe me, sometimes it is so hard to let even one go after so much time was spent creating it. Seriously though, Steven would be pleading with me to stop!, there is no more room to store them. Most of you know that I am a member of the “Linus Project”, a wonderful nonprofit that donates handmade afghans and blankets to children in need. It is so much easier to give away the afghans that I make knowing that they are so appreciated, cherished, and loved by the recipients!
I just received these pictures from my chapter today. They just delivered blankets to the victims of the fire in Weed, California.
There are all the “Portable Hugs”, as I refer to them, just waiting to be picked.
All the resilient high schoolers and the blanket of their choice. This is why we continue to crochet, knit, and quilt year round! Our local Petaluma Police department carries a few blankets in their patrol car trunks. Every time a child is involved in an accident or incidents of many types, the officers hand out one of the blankets. Amazing really how a child responds to these portable hugs. They wrap them around their shoulders and absorb all the love and caring that was stitched into these simple beautiful blankets.
Think about this wonderful project when you have left over yarn, fabric, etc. Every little bit helps and your local chapter will gladly distribute to its members.
Spread the word…….. Cyn