Wednesday, January 16, 2013

And here comes 2013

Well I have finally found some time (and am not too tired to do something) to blog about what we are up to.

2013 is shaping up to be bigger with more charities in demand of items to help those less fortunate. I have already had calls asking for winter things, beanies, scarves, wrist warmers, jumpers and the never ending supply of baby clothing and blankets! Sometimes the demand seems limitless as more and more people find themselves in need of some help. So if you are in the mood for knitting you have a long list of things to choose from. Basically anything!!!

I am knitting some toys at the moment as they also seem to be in constant need. I heard about an organisation that deals with foster kids and learnt that when they enter foster care they very often come with nothing. So i am making up "care packages" with some toiletries, brush and comb and a toy to breing them some comfort. I am not that good at making toys but with practice I am getting better (especially with the faces, they no longer have the face of a deranged monster LOL)

The other thing I have found is a need for dolls clothing, barbie clothes and also baby doll sizes. I have a source where I can get the dolls cheap enough so I dress them and make extra set of clothing for little kids to play and dress them. I will try and take pictures of somesoon so you can see how they turn out.

I will be doing the same thing this year of keeping back items for a "Reaching Out" week late in November as it was a real success. We, as a group, made a BIG impact on so many lives. Many kids received gifts from Santa through us that they would not have gotten had we not been able to help, so keep up the good work!!  It would be great if we could eventually work up to doing 2 a year, one a Xmas in July where we could concentrate on winter things as well as toys and thenormalon at Xmas (Something to think about)

Also to those who send me stamps .. a BIG thank you!!  I have no idea of the number of stamps we have donated but I seem to be constantly taking bags of stamps. Please keep them coming.

Once again a big THANK YOU to those who support Needy Stitches and knit, crochet and sew for us to be able to keep up this work and at least make some kind of dent in the need of things!!!