|Posted by Knit4Charities Inc on 12 July, 2009 at 2:03|
My last blog posting was in March -- I cant believe it's been that long......... well, no, I tell a lie....... I've said many times before I am the world's worst blogger...... it's not really a surprise so much time has passed since my last entry!
Obviously a lot has happened in those months both personally and to knit4charities.
Personally - we spent 5 weeks away from home, house-sitting for my niece and having a holiday with our grandchildren. Another 3 weeks were spent away when DH had cataracts removed from his eyes recently.
As always lots of knitting and crochet was done both away and at home. I am not in the habit of keeping track of what I make to donate - it all goes into a storage bag during the month and is sorted and posted away every 4 weeks. I did make a special baby blanket for a special friend while we were at the Gold Coast. Apart from that it's mainly been the usual beanies, scarves, fingerless gloves, slippers, baby mittens-hats-socks, chemo headwear and rugs.
My "square lady" (very affectionately named for her continuous supply of blanket squares/strips) has kept me busy crocheting these together to give to needy homeless people and nursing home residents.
knit4charities has grown and grown. Many new members, many hands working for the needy!! Both our Charity of the Month projects and our personal donations numbers have continued to grow. Thank you to everyone who supports us! I am also getting quite a lot of people who just send donations directly to me for distribution and many non-members (those that have chosen not to join our Yahoo group) sending donations to our projects on a regular basis. Many thanks to you all.
With August being our Remembrance Month and Father's Day coming up in September I have suggested that we make something for Men in Nursing Homes this year. Here in Broken Hill, I discovered that women in homes receive a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day but men dont receive anything on Father's Day. This year that will change ---- if I can possibly manage it, all men will receive a beanie or a scarf on Fathers Day. Depending on how many I can make and how many get donated to my cause maybe they will receive one of each
I would like to encourage everyone to consider doing something for the men in your local nursing home this year. Even if you approach the home and target one resident who has no family you will be helping to make a difference.
Think about it
There is always someone in need -- members are asking for extra help all the time. If you are reading this and have just discovered our website please consider joining our group and helping to make a fellow citizen a little more comfortable this winter. Knit, crochet, or sew an item or two for charity - a guaranteed way to warm your heart as well as warm a fellow human being. Oh... and dont forget animals - they feel the cold too - blankets, coats for dogs and cats are always needed by animal rescue groups.
Till next time......... Happy knitting