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, March 16, 2010

March is National Craft Month

To commemorate March as National Craft Month a display has been set at the Mint Hill Branch Library.
All the items on the display have been created by the ladies who attend Mint Hill Stitch In.

1. It's not possible to capture the intricate detail of these two beaded creations by Janet.

2. Small knitted blanket for Project Linus
3. Max the moonshiner gnome and Mac Gnome his Irish companion were knitted by Rita. 

4. Jill's caps and booties in different sizes.
5. Julie's scarf was knitted using Lion Brand's Homespun yarn.

 6. These clowns are the pride and joy of Natalie.

7. Donna's items are a felted mitten, a pair of socks and a beautiful felted purse.
8. This baby knitted bunting was made by Jean.

9. Beautiful hand knitted items by Phyllis.

10. Barb's crochet swirling bag and knitted fingerless gloves.
Stylish gloves and super easy to knit.

11.  Iola's magnificent knitted creations.
12.  Pat's Helmet liner and knitted baby hat.
13.  Loretta's Preemie knitted hats.

This beautiful garden trellis quilt in progress is the work of Barb who has a good reason to smile.  It is so beautiful.  One of her friends had commented to her that this pattern was not really for a beginner but that did not stop Barb. She is making this quilt to give away to her daughter.
Close up of Barb's quilt.

Barb's knitted fingerless glove fits just right and it is part of the Mint Hill Stitch In display.
Until next time...may all your crafting deliver joy and delight.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Stitch, Learn---Make Friends too

Just about every month I've had the opportunity to meet a new lady who is passionate about crafts.  Rachel has been working on crochet squares which will be used to create a blanket.  She is excited about this particular blanket because she will give it to her mother this Christmas.  Among Rachel's other interests: painting ceramics, plastic canvas, cross stitch, quilling, etc..etc...
This was Rachel's second time attending Mint Hill's Stitch In and she sat next to another second time in attendance lady, Jill.  We have three Jills now.  Jill #3 recently started knitting and was fascinated watching how fast Rachel's work progressed.

This is the beautiful Ripple Crochet afghan that Natalie made using left over worsted weight yarn.

Shelia's Yarn Winder continues to gain popularity. It has been tested and tried by Jill who puts it to use every time Shelia brings it in.  She loved demonstrating it.

This is the spaghetti yarn mess Jill's mother handed her.
Nice cake of yarn made by the Yarn Winder.
Rita continues to work on her Walker bags and she was happy with the fabric donations she collected.
 Rita's detailed instructions for the Walker bags.
This is Jed, the moonshiner posing with his flask. 
With all the sewing Rita did, I don't think she made much progress on this new gnome.

Neily brought several knitted dish towels and wondered how much she could sell these for.  She found the pattern in one of the Mason Dixon booksShe was pleased with the price suggestion she got.
This cotton cardigan was knitted by Joe who learned to knit while living in Germany.  She shared with me a neat tip too.  She likes to finish the edge of knitted rib by doing slip stitches or single crochet across the edge.
   See you all next time.