Sunday, February 6, 2011

February Update

I think I worked on this teedy longer than I have worked on anything!! I had to pull the face out 3 times and try again because each time it either came out looking scarey, or lopsided and even downright weird!! She has a dress and panties and of course her headband which makes her look cute but I think she might be waiting awhile for a partner lol

I have not blogged for a few days because things have been really hectic. What with sorting and repacking and doing deliveries as well as picking up donations of wool my days (and some evenings) have been full and I am exhausted by the evening. The good thing is I am sleeping better, usually after falling into bed, so there is the silver lining. If anyone needs wool to knit with I picked up a ton of it yesterday so email me and I will send you some!

Speaking of wool, I had to go to a few suburbs about an hour away and got lost driving home so I followed the signs into the city knowing that eventually I would find something familiar and would be able to make my way home. Anyway I ended up in Carnegie (a suburb I had never been before and lo and behold I found a Spotlight!!) So even with a car load of wool even covering the front passenger seat I pulled over and parked, just to have a look around.  I went into Spotlight with my wool radar in full flight and found the wool section. There was a lady there marking down all the wool to $1 a ball!! Yes every ball was $1!! I got baby wool, Cupcake, Moda Vera varigated wool. I was practically hyperventilating with excitement as I rushed to get a basket from the front of the store as I had not picked one up as I went in because I was not going to buy anything. So after filling the basket and carrying as much in my arms as I possibly could I walked out with 3 Spotlight bags filled with 50 balls of wool!  I had to stuff it into the car loading it even further. LOL I am admitting now I have a very serious wool addiction and am thinking of starting a Knitaholics Anonymous complete with a 12 step program!!

I have just update the Donations page of the website and as at 7th. February we have donated a total of 20,903 items! WOW that is really awesome and something you should all be proud of!! Every single one of you are responsible for that total, your hard work and dedication have kept so many people warm and comforted. Keep up the good work!! Not only with all the devastation that is happening around Australia at the moment do we have so many people and organisations requesting things but we still have the usual organisations that need things along with the Homeless Day in March.

I do not have the words to thank each and every one who supports Needy Stitches, from the people who make things, to those who spread the word amongst their friends and work colleagues, to those who cannot knit who buy toiletries and such and the list just keeps on going on. I would espcially like to thank Margie and Carolyn who support me when things become overwhelming or intimidating. The listen to me, offer support and inspire me to not only continue but give me ideas on how to do more.

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