Friday, December 5, 2008

Almost the end of 2008 charity projects

Months ago, I joined a yahoo crocheting group. In the process of that, this is where most of my "charity" work began. A woman in the group, Sissie, had a personal goal of 100 afghans to be given to the senior center in her town as Christmas presents during their Christmas Party in December. From this idea, she received afghans and squares from all over the United States to help her reach her goal. I had already made one afghan (See this post as a reminder. :) ) These are the last 3 that I completed this week and they are on their way to her as I write. She has another goal for next year to help the VJGC with 100 afghans for the kids. You can see all the afghans put together, crocheted, etc from last year and read about her goal for next year:
Sissie's Blog. I had an opportunity to meet her in person last May when we went to R.I. on vacation. We were driving within a couple of miles of her home and I'll called her. She met us off the highway so we could meet. Since we were pulling the Travel Trailer behind us, it was better to meet her on the side of the road! She's a trip and a lovely person also.
Scarves for the Special Olympics Scarf Project. No I didn't crochet all of these, but I did do 2! I hosted a challenge on the yahoo group I am in and received 24 scarves. Wahooo! This is will towards their goal of 5000 scarves. I really appreciate all the help I received and have to say DebbieC, you ROCK! She did 13 scarves. How cool is that?

Ahhhh the memories and sweetness of a small child! Austin looks so much like my daughter in this picture, I may have to go digging up a few pictures of her when she was little to compare!
Happy Knitting


Jessica said...

I do envy how you can pop out all those squares in what seems like mere minutes.

My 6 year old who is so big (gunna be like his uncle on his dads side) fell asleep on my lap last night. I miss how small he used to be so I could wrap him up.

Rima said...

That is a lot of stuff! Congratulations!

sissie said...

Awesome job babe and thank you so much for helping me with this proJect this year:)