Rosary Hill Blanket Project
As many of you may recall, I hosted the Rosary Hill Blanket Project last summer. The project was a crochet along with a twist. The goal was to collect enough squares to outfit the Rosary Hill Hospice with holiday blankets for all their beds. So many of their patients are constantly cold and what better way to share some holiday spirit, than to wrap them in warmth and love with a handmade blanket.
This project started as the brain child of two lovely sisters, Josephine and Grace, who have big hearts and the spirit to do nice things for others. They became aware of the need for blankets for the hospice and promptly started working on making them on their own, but with just two of them crocheting, it was not likely they would be able to make enough before the holidays. I learned of their work and suggested our crochet community is an extremely generous one, and I was confident we would receive help if we asked.
Well, our crochet community did not disappoint! I’m pleased to say the participation was outstanding and we collected enough squares to deliver 21 full size twin blankets to the hospice, this past December and have additional squares to mix and match for a few more!
During the project CAL I released 3 different 12″ afghan squares in a specific color scheme. I asked those participating to consider donating a square or two to the project. They mailed them to Josephine who coordinated joining and adding borders before packing them for delivery. Each week I would get a note from Josephine sharing with me how many squares she’d received, as well as the lovely notes of support and love many included in the package. I was filled with overwhelming pride and joy by our community and incredibly proud to be part of this activity.
I want to thank all of you who participated in this charity event and assure you that your work is appreciated, especially by those staying warm under those lovely blankets. I’d also like to thank Red Heart Yarns for their generosity in donating yarn for several blankets as well as sponsoring the prize package for the giveaway at the end of the CAL.
Like Santa on his sleigh, Josephine and Grace, drove up to the
Rosary Hill Hospice excited to deliver their “bag” full of goodies.
They unloaded their beautifully stacked blankets, wrapped in festive holiday ribbons, under the beautiful tree. Aren’t they beautiful? I mean the ladies AND the blankets!
The nuns who run the hospice were delighted to discover their packages under the tree!
They looked at them from above, admiring them with joy.
If you’d like to read about the CAL, you can find all the information HERE
including the links to the free patterns.
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