Sunday, January 29, 2012

Warmth on a Cold Day

A small, but hearty, contingent of the Crafty Angels gathered on Saturday, January 21 at Edgebrook Covenant Church. Given that Chicago received about six inches of snow the night before, Sandy and Anita didn’t hold much hope that others would show up. Much to their surprise, they were joined by four Angels who braved the elements and came ready to work. Debbie Kreusch, Jeannine Patt, Pam Gantzer and Lori Nienke came bearing yarny goodness, treats, and a “can do” attitude. There were lots of new shipments from Angels near and far to unpack, sort, and – most importantly – admire!

Jeannine Patt has certainly perfected her “hook and needle” skills. Look at the beautiful purple felted hats and purse she created! She also brought a gorgeous lavender baby afghan and sweater as well as a purple hat and scarf set. Purple never looked so good!

Debbie Kreusch also came loaded with an extraordinary variety of her yarny goodness. No pattern seems too big for her to tackle! She brought the beautiful crocheted baby sweaters she has become known for, adult sweaters, slippers, a beautiful bronze-colored scarf, and finished off a lovely pale yellow baby afghan and sweater that, at our last gathering, was a partially completed project – by someone else!

Lisa Kowar contributed these well-crafted black scarves in our push to gather enough dark scarves to make a delivery to the folks at A Just Harvest soup kitchen.

Anita worked up two sets of scarves and matching headbands with a new Lion Brand yarn she wanted to try (Vanna’s Colors) and two black scarves for A Just Harvest.

We received several boxes of yarny goodness from Janeece Lewis of Adel, Georgia. Here are the wonderful hats, scarves, and mittens she made. Angel Janeece also included spa goodies in her shipment – soap mitts and “innards” for our spa bags.

Chicago Angel, Lynette Ackmann, sent us loads of wonderful baby afghans, hats, scarves and shawls. We “ooh’ed and aah’ed” over her duck baby afghan and the child’s snowman hat she made. Adorable!

Angel Joyce Dattalo of Oswego, Illinois contributed some sweet toddler sweaters, two beautiful afghans, and lots of scarves to be enjoyed by recipients in several of the local ministries we support.

Angel Marya Preston of Wheaton, Illinois worked up some colorful spa cloths and many toasty hats, scarves, and afghans which will be happily received by the folks at Cornerstone Community Outreach, Northpark Friendship Center, and A Just Harvest.

Shown below is all of the yarny goodness sent by Angel Linda Wright of Dayton, Ohio. Look at the lovely hat and scarf sets and all of the other great hats in various sizes and colors. The baby afghan will go to a special newborn at Swedish Covenant Hospital and the shawl and spa cloth, as well as the hats and scarves, will be sent to Cornerstone and Northpark Friendship Center.

All the way from Australia, we received a shipment of scarves from Sandra McInallis – a member of Armitage’s Army. Thank you Sandra!

Angel Elizabeth Carr of Atlanta, Georgia sent us these beautiful baby blankets and a whole multitude of hats for the infants at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

Last, but certainly not least, just look at all of the yarny goodness sent by Dianna Overall from “The Klickers” of Loogootee, Indiana.

Many, many thanks to each and every one who continues to create and care. Opening your boxes at our gatherings is like Christmas over and over again. We get excited as our bins continue to fill with your many love gifts.


Anonymous baby crochet patterns said...

Love all the warm colours Birgit. Heather (justcrochet)

5:10 PM  

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