Saturday, October 20, 2012
Making a difference
I want to share a blog post by Sue from UK @ SIBOL - Sunshine International Blankets Of Love.
and it keeps her very busy. She uses
the butterfly as her symbol and has
had such a fantastic response from
crafty people all over the world &
they are so talented. They have
made close to 300 blankets in a
relatively short time. She has been
mentioned in several magazines,
some have given a free pattern &
the address for SIBOL.
The response has been so huge
that Sue now has volunteers to
help join the squares into blankets
& has also started to accept blankets as well as squares.
I dedicated my free stained glass butterfly pattern to her group and sent squares too.
I thought you might be interested in reading about the reactions of some elderly people receiving some charity blankets. I worked in a Nursing home for 5 years and saw how these blankets really brightened their day. Not only are they a source of warmth and a security blanket, they are a great topic of discussion and assist with providing interaction.
The photo above is not one of their blankets, just a picture of a pattern.
I belong to K4C & I gifted the butterfly pattern to them, they are an online yahoo group here in Australia who donate to lots of different groups, one project that we have at the moment is making blankets for the Quakers Hill Nursing home that had a devastating fire
Go to http://knit4charities.webs.com/ if you would like to help out.
It is run by Pam and since 2006 over 117,000 items have been donated to charity.
As they say "many hands make light work".
Congratulations for making a difference to so many Sue.& Pam