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, April 28, 2009

Shrugs, Eco Friendly Bags and More....

Rita finished the shrug and was excited to model it. She used Lion Brand Jiffy yarn which she bought on sale at Hancocks Fabrics. This shrug was worked using size 11 knitting needles so it knits up very fast. The pattern is available at the Cottage Yarn in Mint Hill. Now that it's finished she can go ahead and make more bags.

Delores finished the sweater she was working on a couple of weeks ago and assured me she would bring it next week.

I fell in love with the Peek-a-Boo crochet blanket Janet has almost finished. This one will be donated to the Home for Battered women in Monroe. Babies love to poke their fingers through the holes so this one will bring hours of enjoyment.

Janet's Peek-a-Boo Blanket

The bags which will be sold during the May 16 Book Sale at Mint Hill continue to come in. They are beautiful and worked in an array of bright colors. At least a couple have already been claimed.
Shelia models Nancy's knitted bag.

Pat's Crochet Market Bag

Another project which is in the finishing stage is Julie's baby girl lacy bottom cardigan. She is giving this one as a gift for a friend's baby.

Barb is also almost done with her market bag. She used fine cotton thread and size D crochet hook and as result the bag is much smaller. This bag can be rolled and stored in a pocket. It's a very clever design. She likes it so much, she will make one for herself.

Barb's almost completed crochet bag

Barb's bag features a pocket in which she can keep it for easy storage.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring Time Colors

Spring time colors are all around us and are also seen in the yarn colors being used. Jill’s pretty manicured hands even matched the scarf she is working on. She found this fluffy yarn at Hobby Lobby on special for $1.99 a skein.

The crocheted and knitted bags which will be sold during our upcoming book sale have started coming in. Phyllis shared how she kept running out of yarn, so she used three different colors in this one she is modeling. She found this pattern in the Knit Simple magazine.

Nancy's crocheted bag is also very colorful and with lots of room.

Nancy found a large skein of Sugan 'N Cream cotton yarn which she has been using to make another bag. She wants to make sure she won't run out of yarn.

Pat's shawl for her daughter turned out very pretty. She said her daughter thought it was too lacy and delicate. She made another one for her to suit her style. I'm sure someone else will love this one.
The stripes appear on this beautiful sweater as Delores knits. This yarn was pricey she reports, over $12.00 a skein so the completed sweater will cost around $50.00.
This bunny cake made by Shelia was enjoyed by all those present. He matches all the pretty colors I saw during this meeting.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It Feels so Good to Complete a Project

Barb's quilt to is almost finished and she is happy with the result. The technique used to create this beautiful scene is called Interpolated technique. She said the fabric has a 24 inch repeat and was found at a Walmart. If you look carefully, it appears that the fish are moving, a visual effect created by this technique.

If you'd like to read more about the Interpolated technique, check out this blog.

Some projects are quick, some like Julie's cross stitch for her friend Jan can take a couple of years. She started in 2007 and it's finally been completed. She used swarovsky heart crystals to embellish this cross stitch creation. Gold thread was also used to outline parts of the design.

Jacky, a first time attendee has a passion for charity and plans to use yarn left over from other projects to make blankets for dogs. She will be donating her crochet blankets to the Animal Rescue Mission.

Phyllis has been crocheting market/book bags which will be sold at the upcoming book sale at the Mint Hill Library. The book sale is scheduled for May 16 starting at 10:00 a.m. Shelia shared some patterns with the ladies which are very quick to make.

This is the bottom of Julie's knitted bag.

Rita is donating to the book sale her very own bag creation which she named Supermarket Commando Bag. It is quite large, sturdy and padded.
Iola continues to have fun making dishcloths and I especially like the lady bug cloth.