Monday, March 29, 2021

March donation


A soft cuddly lap blanket sent off to Alice's Embrace. Only one donation this month because I'm knitting myself a blanket with this lovely colorful yarn.

Sunday, February 07, 2021

A creative start to the new year!

 I had a very productive and creative month! Great way to start the year.

Lap Blanket for Alice's Embrace

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Comfort Scarf for Handmade Especially for You

Scarf for Operation Gratitude

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

First blanket of 2021 mailed


The first blanket of the new year has been mailed to Elk Grove, California, the home of Alice's Embrace. I donated 6 items to this organization last year. My goal is 6 this year. I received gift cards to Joann's, where I purchase yarn ... enough for several projects. This remains my creative outlet.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

The last batch has been mailed

 The last of my 2020 knitting for charity has been mailed. I've knit 6 (blankets and prayer shawls) for Alice's Embrace, 8 scarves for Handmade Especially for You, and 13 scarves for Operation Gratitude.

A lap blanket for Alice's Embrace

Scarves for Handmade Especially for You

Looking forward to doing more of this in 2021!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Still Knitting!

 I'm still knitting. Here are recent items donated to charity:

Scarves for Operation Gratitude

Scarves for Handmade Especially for You
Shawl for Alice's Embrace

Lap Blanket for Alice's Embrace

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Knitting for Charity

 I love to knit. I started knitting a couple of years ago and cannot stop. Mostly scarves and blankets. Last year I began to knit for charity.

Operation Gratitude donates packages to deployed military. They like to include a hand made item with each package. Last year I donated 9 scarves for holiday packages. This year I participated in the RED Scarf Challenge. Remembering Everyone Deployed. I donated these:

I'm now donating to this organization: Alice's Embrace. Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. I've just finished the first two projects:

The above is a prayer shawl. Below is a lap blanket. 

Both are washed and ready to be mailed. 

These projects feed my creativity as each is a different pattern. And as I usually have two projects going at the same time, a scarf and a blanket/shawl, it is also a mental workout. Makes me happy!

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Safer at Home

Staying home isn't a big deal for me, not much different from my normal. Of course I miss line dance classes, volunteering at the library, lunch with friends, and family gatherings. But I'm keeping myself occupied during this "safer at home" time. This morning, my "walk" and outing was to my atrium ...

... to capture raindrops. These photos aren't bad, SOOTC (straight out of the camera) -- my new little Canon PowerShot Elph190IS. I haven't played in PhotoShop for a while ... maybe I'll do that today (or tomorrow, or the day after 😊. I hope whoever reads this is staying home and safe!

Friday, January 31, 2020

Thanks for the flowers!

When someone gives me flowers ...

I make a thank you card.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Happy Birthday

Two friends recently celebrated their birthdays and I made these cards ...

Love giving this type of gift.