I initially started this blog to showcase stuff I did with my kids. Instead, I am going to showcase stuff I make.
I also wanted to ‘showcase’ a terrific charity organization I just found out about and am making blankets for this year. It is called the Linus Project. The chapter I am working with is the Greater Twin Cities Chapter in Minnesota.
The Linus Project is a non-profit organization that creates blankets for various other charities and distributes them throughout the year. I think it is fantastic.
Prior to finding the Linus Project, I had been thinking about what I could do. I have always had a pull to helping out those less fortunate then me, and I wanted to utilize my talents as well. So, I decided to start making blankets. At first I was going to directly send them to Sharing and Caring Hands, because I absolutely love everything about that place and it’s found, Mary Jo Copeland. Sharing and Caring Hands is one of the organizations that the Linus Project sends blankets to.
I had thought about my own children and how having a blanket of their own was really very comforting. That is where my inspiration comes from. It’s not much, but it’s enough for now.
Anyway, I am done with two blankets, but I have about 50 (not really) in progress. I just need to find the time to fire up my sewing machine, and the energy to do it too.
Pictures to come soon of the blankets I have created!