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  • 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, May 19, 2010

April 27 - Mint Hill Stitch In Ladies meet without Shelia

Shelia was not able to meet with the ladies on this last Tuesday of April.  Mark, our Branch manager set up the room and the ladies quickly got situated.  They even brought refreshments.

   Pat delivered a very special and thoughtful surprise from Natalie one of our regular attenders.  I had no idea that she was also into other crafts.  She is known for her beautiful crochet dolls and afghans.  Take a look at these beautiful wreaths she made using a  two clothes hanger.  She made on wreath for Aura and one for Shelia.  Thank you so much Natalie. 

Everyone was engaged in their projects and enjoying each others conversations.  I joined in and talked with Phyllis and Barb who are very good friends and share a love of knitting.  Barb found a pattern for a tube sock she liked and shared it with Phyllis.  The fun yarn they are using creates a unique pattern and don't let the shape of Barb's fool you.  It does not have a heel but it's very stretchy and this size will fit various size feet.

This is Pat's work in progress using Patons Kroy Socks yarn.

Claire's work in progress really belongs to her friend from Greensboro who has not been able to finish it. Claire does not have the pattern  to follow so with the help of another friend she hopes to finish it.  Juliana at work saw the picture and she recognized the pattern which is called Greek Key.  I searched online and was not able to find this pattern.  Sorry, but no picture is available.

This is Nancy's current project and she is making it for a grand niece who lives in Michigan.

Shelia received a donation of crocheted squares from one of our patrons.  Jill is helping piece the squares together using the slip stitch.

Rita hesitated showing me the gnome she has been working on but I convinced her. I'm sure once she finishes it will be unique just like her other creations.  The sweater pattern makes me think of Charlie Brown.

Jan has found something she could continue doing to occupy her crafting time.  This flannel blanket has been finished by crocheting a border.  "This fabric is just right for a little boy," she said.

Jill had fun crocheting the edge on this flannel blankets.  She loves working using Hobby Lobby's so soft Lambie Yarn.

Jeanne has started another blanket for a daughter's good friend.

Jeanne also brought pictures taken during a recent visit to her family.  Thanks for sharing these.

I like making a piece of string into something I can wear.  ~Author Unknown