Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Stitches from the Heart

The announcement that I was to be a grandmother for the first time prompted me to dust off my knitting needles that had been tucked away in the attic for the past thirty or so years.  Five baby blankets, four sweaters, and three shawls (for other gifts, not the baby) later, I was casting about for other projects to keep the knitting needles clicking away.  So off to Google to see about organizations that accepted knitted items for babies and children.

I found Stitches from the Heart and liked their mission statement:  Our mission at Stitches from the Heart is to provide comfort, love and support to each newborn and their families coast-to-coast regardless of economic or religious background. 

The local yarn shops' one-skein baskets have yielded a very nice selection of yarns for newborn baby hats and small crib blankets.  I hope to have a package ready to send off later this year to Stitches from the Heart.

If interested, you can follow my progress in my Project listing on Ravelry by clicking here.

Stitches from the Heart -- Making a difference one stitch at a time.


Les said...

Really? Elizabeth Berg is truly back? I've been disappointed with her novels for the past few years. But I trust your judgement and will give this one a try.

I've never read Mary Kay Andrews, but after reading your comments, I may have to give Ladies' Night a try!

I agree. The School of Essential Ingredients was just as good the second time around!

Marcia said...

Tapestry of Fortunes was very short--240 pages, I think. But more so than the story, the setting (especially the interior descriptions) and characters were what drew me in. In contrast, Ladies' Night was very long--over 425 pages--but the story was such that I had to keep on reading to find out what happened next.