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

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January Show and Tell

Delores is one of our regular attenders and I believe her specialty is children's sweaters. Last month I saw her knitting a black and white sweater I have named the Penguin sweater. She has finished it and is planning to sell it. She also brought other children's sweaters, some were worn by her grandchildren.
Kangaroo Detail on Sweater

On this month's first meeting Shelia informed everyone about the Valentines for the Troops program. Jan who is always ready to craft, knit or cross stitch took the time to make some beautiful cards. Thank you, Jan. I'm sure these will touch someone's heart.

Jan's one of a kind Valentines for the Troops

Iola has found very rewarding knitting dishcloths. A special handmade or natural soap wrapped in a washcloth/dishcloth is the perfect gift anytime of the year.

Hummingbird Detail on Dishcloth

I searched and found these neat patterns.

Scrubber cloth

Shell crochet dishcloth

Checker dishcloth

Little ruffle dishcloth

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On a Cold January Afternoon

I spoke to Rita first and she was working on something different. She's a very good seamstress and has designed a gown she will wear during the Red Hat Society Convention which takes place this year in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Satin Rosettes made by Rita

Jill and Jan have a friend in common and they both worked on what they will give her for her upcoming birthday in February. Their friend is a flute player in the Charlotte Symphony.

Jill's Embroidery

Jan's Cross Stitch Bookmark

Phyllis brought her sister Delores who is trying to start a prayer shawl group in her church. She was glad she came and encouraged to begin this new venture. We hope she comes back.

Speaking of shawls, I saw three other ladies working on shawls; Pat, Claire and Jill. Claire shared with me she had looked everywhere how to do a half double crochet and had not been successful.

This video demonstrates clearly how to do the half double crochet.

Our refreshment table was graced by a snowman unlike any other I've seen. The carrot nose was knitted by Shelia.

Donna brought her knitted market bags and shared her patterns.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

December 2008 Holiday Gathering

Many ladies gathered to enjoy good food and each other's company on our last meeting of 2008.

Shelia made sure everyone present took home a goody bag. Once again this year the ladies brought Christmas ornaments to exchange.

Shelia received a very special gift from the ladies who appreciate all she does to make our meetings special.

Shelia's Money Wreath