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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Christmas in July

The countdown to Christmas has begun, there are approximately 5 months until Christmas.

Delicious spinach salad was served; it was a good choice, green and red make me think of Christmas.
Everybody's favorite made the time spent together sweet.

Everyone fell in love with Aura's gnomes which she made last Christmas.

Rita's sock doll is almost complete. Every part of the sock was used and she was pleased with the way the hands turned out. I found these instructions which walk you step by step in the process.

Rita enjoys very much meeting with her Red Hat Society friends. Hats are very popular at the meetings so she has been making these hats which I'm sure will sell well.

Nancy modeled this shawl made from a luxurious bamboo yarn. The price per skein was at least $20.00.

The picture on the left shows a very
quick and easy pattern Nancy found
online in the Lion Brand Website.
The picture on the right shows one
her creations. Her needles don't
get much rest as you can see.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Good News for Mint Hill Stitch In

Happy Month of July to all!!

The Mint Hill Stitch In group will continue to meet twice a month as they have done since the beginning because the group falls under the category of Civic Engagement. Most of those who come regularly contribute handmade items to the community which falls in this category. Presently the ladies have been working on the scarves which will benefit the Men's Homeless shelter. In two weeks, fifteen scarves were collected.

Star Shaped Bread and Apple Cake made by Janet in honor of Julie's birthday was enjoyed by all those in attendance.

On recent visit to Target, Rita found cute children's knee highs. She could not resist the pretty bright colors. She followed her sock monkey instructions to create a doll.

Striped body doll begins to take shape.....

Natalie's clowns are what I consider vintage. She found these patterns in the April 2000 issue of Crochet World Magazine.

If the apron fits well use it. This one really fits and it was designed by Rita to to fit a woman's figure.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Mini Crochet Flower Tutorial

Crochet flowers can be used to embellish hats, blankets, headbands, etc...I like to use this mini 5 petal cards to decorate cards I make. It's a great way to use up your leftover yarn.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Tatting Demonstration

I honestly can say that Tatting requires a special gifted person with attention to detail. I tried it once and found it hard. Barb has such a skill and she is good at it. She brought a nice collection of threads that were handed down to her by a family member and plans to put them to use. She demonstrated for us Tatting with a shuttle.

Jean believes this Tatting sampler was made in the early 1900's. She inherited it from her stepfather's grandmother.
You can read interesting facts about Tatting by going to this link. I learned that there are actually two other techniques called Needle Tatting and Cro-Tatting.

The scarves to benefit the Men's Homeless shelter have been pouring in. Here's a sample of some that have been collected.

Gourmet M & Ms were enjoyed by those present.