Our Service Projects

  • Operation Santa for Service Men and Women
  • Squares for Warm Up America
  • Blankets for Project Linus
  • Hats and Scarves for Turning Point Shelter, Monroe NC
  • Chemo Caps & Turbans for Presbyterian Hospital, Matthews NC
  • Premie and Newborn Caps for Presbyterian Hospital , Matthews NC
  • Scarves For Mens Homeless Shelter
  • Operation Helmet Liner

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Holiday Meeting

December's first Stitch In meeting featured an ornament exchange. Some of the ladies handcrafted beautiful one of a kind creations. We played the game "Tricky Santa". The game goes like this: Each participant draws a number. The person who gets #1 opens the first wrapped gift. Everyone gets a good look; the person holding #2 can steal gift #1 if she really likes it or proceed to open another gift. The game continues with everyone taking turns stealing or just picking another gift from the table.

Shelia, one of our facilitators gave all those in attendance goody bags filled with small gifts (snowman soup, rice crispy snowman, a mini snowman scene ornament, a clementine orange, candy etc...) She sure made everyone feel special. She's been a perfect elf, everyone will agree with me.

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This is the ornament that I opened.

Mini sweater and Stocking

Aura holding the handcrafted ornament which was stolen from her.

Julie was the lucky one to keep this quilted ornament crafted by Sandy.

Frances holding the beautiful painted ornament crafted by Shelia.

Sandy looking happy after stealing jingle bells ornament.

Friday, December 8, 2006

Pictures of the Warm Up America Afghans

So many rectangles were donated and as a result three beautiful blankets were assembled. The blankets consisted of knitted and crochetted rectangles which were joined by crochet.

Warm Up America Afghan

The Mint Hill Stitch In service project for 2006 consisted in stitching rectangles
(7" x 9" ). Several ladies donated crocheted or knitted rectangles which were joined to produce this beautiful afghan.

The response was great and we had enough rectangles to put together 3 blankets.

The beautiful blankets created are sure to warm up the heart of someone this winter.

Thank you so much for all those who took the time to make these one of a kind blankets possible.

Thank you also to the ladies who worked hard to join all the pieces. Posted by Picasa