February 22, 2010

Little Things Mean A Lot...

Monday's are usually Project Linus days for me, but lately I had been so busy with Christmas projects, surgery and recuperation, and house guests that I hadn't see the group for a couple of months. This morning, I packed up my knitting basket and headed to the church where we meet for a bit of knitting, visiting, and then lunch with my girlfriends.

There are quilters, crocheters and knitters in our group, and it sure is fun to see what the other gals are making. The blankets that they create are really beautiful, and each one represents a warm hug for an infant or premature baby. It's a really worthy cause, and I would steer anyone with a will to do something selfless for a little one in the direction of Project Linus.

Connie, the woman who formed our chapter, announced that over the past ten years, we have created over 13,000 blankets -adding over 1,000 in 2009! These women are truly prolific and selfless. I feel a little inadequate, having added only 6 blankets myself. So, I've decided that I need to make at least twelve blankets this year, and I'm off to a good start with this first one.
Before you ask, I'll show you my knitting basket. The other gals just loved it, so I thought you might want to see what it looks like. I've had it for years, and to tell the truth, I can't even remember where I purchased it. It has that pretty blue gingham lining with pockets inside. The flowers are crocheted raffia. It's just perfect for this small blanket project.
When I got back home, I played in the studio for a while. I made a tag to go with an order I was sending out and I thought you might like to see it. The "Queen" tag had a kraft envelope attached so that I could insert my business card. I then secured it to the outside of the gift bag that is now winging its way to Colorado.

Whether it's baby blankets for a wee bebe', or a handcrafted gift tag on a package...little things mean a lot, don't you agree?
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DeeDee said...

Thats why I love it here..you always pay attention to the little things and it does make it so special...

its a lovely style to have.... love your tag...and Project Linus is an awesome casue...hope you make your goal..

The French Bear said...

Love the knitting basket, I can see why everyone is interested, it is so charming! I am always in awe of the energy you have!!! I love to knit but I can't imagine making so many, good for you!!! I will try and finish one this year!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Peridots Garden Blog said...

I am lovin' your knitting basket! My first thought upon seeing it was "I would so use that for a decorative piece in my home!" but then upon reading your post, I realized your use of the knitting basket allows everyone who sees it to enjoy the pure beauty of it. How absolutely wonderful your church group is...some of the sweetest gifts and most enduring are made by the hands of an artist with love...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderfully perfect day with all of us!

Sandy

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, it is the little attention to details that always make a Huge difference. Your tag is beautiful, but I am most touched by your selfless generosity. As always, you inspire me to be a better person. Have a wonderful day! Twyla P.S. It is funny we both talked about baby blankets today!

gail said...

Hi Donna,, I have heard about the Linus Project, and 6 blankets is wonderful! :) I lOVE your knitting basket. Thats beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Happy Creating,,,gail

Charlene said...

What an adorable bag!!! Just carrying that would make you look important!!! :) The linus project is wonderful & I think 6 in a year is good when you look at all the other wonders you create. Just do it becuase you love it & that will make a happy heart. Honey no one in that group could compete with you!!!!! HUGS! Charlene

Cozy Little House said...

What a wonderful cause! Back in the nineties I lived in a town where I attended a quilting bee. Loved that!
Brenda

Mare said...

Love the blanket and your basket. That is a wonderful project! And I adore your gift tag!

Shirley said...

I love your basket. I hope you post picture of the blankets that you make. I so enjoy reading your blog. Take care Your Missouri Friend

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Donna, you do Project Linus! That is wonderful. I am a big supporter of them ... at the shop we have them come in for their raffles & spreading the word on the efforts. Fantastic group.

Hugs, Marydon

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Little things are really the big things when you think about it. We agree on that. :-)

"Only" six blankets? Slacker. ;-)
C'mon, you are the hardest working blogger I know of!!! You are a creating machine! And you make it all look so stinkin' easy, too.

That tag is great, really!

Love ya! And congrats on 300!

Anne

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Ooooo that bag is just yummy! I love it!
So wonderful about all the blankets made for project Linus. Makes my heart happy to make things like that.
hugs and friends,
shell

Nancy said...

Hi - I love the tag. Can you tell me who the maker of the stamp - She had all the royal.... is? Thanks, Nancy nplyman@yahoo.com

beedeebabee♥ said...

Donna, That basket is beautiful, and so is your tag...and so is your heart! xoxo's Paulette

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