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, November 18, 2009

The Arrival of the Phiaro Scarf to Mint Hill

I was glad to model for Nancy  this gorgeous scarf/shawl called Phiaro.  She shared with me she purchased this beautiful alpaca and tencel blend at the Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For.  The name of the yarn is Ballet.  You can purchase this pattern for $3.50 online at the Interweave Store.

The Phiaro as a Scarf

The Phiaro as a shawl

This Christmas color border was done by Iola.  She can't get enough of this technique and is delighted to be able to donate this to Project Linus.

Janet's donation of Premie Hats.

She also made these crochet caps for full term babies.

Janet has also made several turbans.  Jill loved them.  Janet is donating these to the Cancer Center at the Matthews Presbyterian Hospital.

Side View of the turban

Several ladies continue to contribute to the Scarves donations.

Shelia's Prayer Shawl drew the attention of those present.  She has been having fun crocheting flowers.

The refreshments kept everyone happy.

The End....:-)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall 2009 Gathering

At least 28 ladies gathered to stitch and enjoy each others company.  Our community room was almost filled to capacity.

Delores lined up to get her plate and she browsed through the new books on display.

Savory and Sweet dishes taste even better in good company.

Phyllis's creativity produced this beautiful fall scarf.

Natalie created these whimsical crochet dolls for Nancy.

She gives some of her creations away, but this kitty she'll keep for a little girl in her family.  She reported that the cat's ears were a tad larger and she had to make some adjustments so the creature would stand. He's got personality.     


Rita continues to make progress and creating one of a kind gnomes.  Her favorite place to acquire wool for felting is the Goodwill Store.  The hats are lined and she uses wire to keep them in place.  She uses wool for the beard.  Here's another very cute version of a gnome.  Looks like it would also take less time to construct.  Click on the word gnome.

The gnome's feather is from a guinea fowl.  Rita knows someone in Montawk, Long Island who collects them for her.

Rita also made this turban from a pattern Shelia shared with the ladies.

Pat's collection of chemo caps continues to grow.  She is delighted to be able to use leftover worsted weight yarn and eyelash yarn to make these.

Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.  ~Henry Ford