Often, one of the best things about making something is the joy of sharing it with another person. Admittedly, there are plenty of things I keep for myself, like the photo plaque I made last week, but more often than not, I like to give things away to bring a smile to someone else. If you’ve been stopping by for a few weeks, you’ll know that our Bible Study group recently decided to make a difference in our community by making blankets to give away. Initially, we were going to make them for hospitalized children, but as we called around to the hospitals, we found that Project Linus is already doing a fantastic job of keeping them supplied. They didn’t really need any more blankets, so we decided to shift our focus to a group that often gets overlooked; the patients in our local nursing home.
We decided on no-sew fleece blankets so that everyone could participate, no matter what their crafting experience was. We bought the fleece a few weeks ago, which was an adventure, and this past Friday night, we got together for pizza and blanket-making. The dads watched the little ones while the ladies worked on tying lots and lots of knots…I was literally still tying in my sleep! Here’s how to make a blanket of your own:
That was lots of fun…they turned out really nice. I have a few more cut and ready to be tied…
This was a great idea. I’m sure the people who get them will be very happy.
Enjoy the Peep Show.
Hi guys what a great idea. Im sure all the receivers of these treasures will truely love and appreciate them. We know all about Project Linus as Brayden got one of the blankets made by a very sweet caring person when he was in University of Maryland Peds. ICU with RSV. And I’m sure it will be a treasure for many years to come. And for you all to do the same things for people that alot of people forget about is even better. GOD bless you all. You are all GODS Angels here on earth Helping spread his word.. Love you .. Keep up the good work
Amanda Joy says
This is a great idea to give back. We have a nursing home just down the street and wanted to go sing to the elderly there. It would make it even better to bring some of these blankets to donate.
Aunt Laurie – Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I’m glad that Brayden got one of the Linus blankets; that’s such a neat ministry. I can’t wait to meet him sometime soon! Love you.
Amanda – Ooh, I love the idea of singing to the elderly too! We were thinking we’d bring along our children when we deliver the blankets because that’s sure to bring a smile!
A friend mine and myself are making lap blankets would like to know where to send them
I’m sure there are many places that would love to receive them! You can check with your local hospital, local nursing home/assisted living facilities, and any local cold weather shelters.