We're coming up on Christmas again, Number 8 since Margret left us.
It took me over a year to figure out what to do to honor her memory, her generosity, her love of kids, my love of her; and to make me feel like I was doing something worthwhile in her name. Turns out my love of crochet comes in handy for this. Making hats for Valley Youth House: for kids, something worthwhile, and it would please Margret.
The first year I made hats for Valley Youth House, there were 16 hats. That was 2010.
This year there are 132 hats, 8 of them with matching scarves, 2 baby blankets (with matching hats for 0-3 months, 6-12 mos, and toddler sizes, which are not counted in the hat total), a lap robe/snuggle blanket, and I made some earrings this year too. I used making earrings to unwind from the stresses of daily life of a caregiver, and as small gifts for friends and family.
Have a look to see what I made this year:
Stack of Crochet Stuff
Scarves and matching hats
One of the baby blankets with matching hats
Earrings added this year
Let's see what I can do to make this coming year notable and worthwhile.