Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Project Linus finish...

Project Linus is a charity that is close to my heart...even though I have never met any of the children or their families...I think of them with every stitch I make on the blankets. Project Linus provides blankets of comfort to children who are in the hospital with any number of illnesses. They also provide blankets for traumatized children. I am a "blanketeer" for Project Linus. Blankets can be made any way you choose as long as they are home made and made in a smoke free environment. I have made most of the blankets this way...this is Swedish Weaving...I have shown it before, but I wanted to show my newest blanket to remind those of you who would like to help...you can find the link on my side bar...find your local chapter!
Here is a close up of the weaving...this is a fun project...I work on these in the evenings while I sit and watch TV...I use two different yarns...one solid and one variegated...


This is the yarn for my next blanket...we are going on vacation in a couple days and there will be a long drive to Arizona, so the next blanket will keep me busy! I rotate boy, girl blankets...and I also vary the sizes from baby to teenage blankets...there are children of all ages who could use a little comfort. I know my own sons used their blankets for security when they were small and still use their blankets to cuddle while they read or watch TV.
I want to try to make a rag quilt after the next one...I received one as a gift and really enjoy it...it is made from flannel and is oh so cozy..I have never made one of those, but I think I can do it! I just have to get enough flannels to make one...if any of you have made one of these...I would love some advice!
Enjoy your day, my friends...may you find comfort in the little things!


11 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful charity, and how blessed they are to have one of your amazing blankets! They are lovely beyond words.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mary said...

What a wonderful thing to do~ all those stitches representing your love & compassion! I'm sure it will be appreciated!

Yvette said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

mountain mama said...

beautiful~ that is very kind of you!

Loris said...

What a beautiful blanket! The weaving is stunning! I'll have to learn more about how you make those. Great charity gift!

Sandy said...

Hi linda.. thanks so much for your visit to my blog today and I am so grateful for your son doing his part on the RR/USS Navy Ship... oh my, he is right there in the Japan disaster.. Bless Him...
Also you have friends in Japan.. I pray they all are safe.. but I'm afraid things are not good.. My son-in-law told us all Military will be leaving Japan tomorrow.. that never happens unless things are bad??? My daughter might be on her way out of Guam this week. She will be coming to me until the all clear sounds?
Thank you again and good luck to all involved!
Sandy

southernhomesweethome said...

Wow.. we have a lot in common. Thanks for stopping by.. I am glad to meet you. Your gardens are wonderful.. I will pray for your son. Joined your blog.. look forward to following.

Kris said...

Lovely Linda!! Have fun on your vacay!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Linda,
Your blanket is so beautiful. I've seen the others you've posted and I just love them. Is the Swedish weaving difficult? It just looks amazing. Project Linus is a great organization.
Have a great trip!
Angela

deb said...

Have you counted how many of these you have made? I know every one in our family is the proud owner of one, I for one love mine!!!!!! It is a great thing you do!

xinex said...

Beautiful work, Linda, and you have a beautiful heart too!...Christine