Sunday, 20 March 2011

Progress is a Wonderful Feeling

Well it's all rolling now ladies!  We have 15 tissue covers, finished with tissues...  Another 2 to go.

9 hand knitted beanies and a scarf... (big thanks to my mother, Gran and my aunt!!)  We must confess that although they are hand knitted they were bought!  'Save the Children' though, so that still passes in my book.  There are several more genuine hand knitted hats in progress by my mother and Gran.

Tea towel library bags complete with a lovely story book... (Thanks for the books once again dear Mother)  Spot the doily!

A couple of CK Stan appliqued tea towel library bags...  Woof, woof!

Two polar fleece taggy blankets for the little ones who need something to snuggle at night...

Today in the mail I received my first parcel for the Gift of Love appeal.  Dear Michaja from France sent these wonderful bird hangings and lavender hearts.  MAF thought they were very nice too!  Oops!  They will certainly help a few little girls sleep well at night, thank you Michaja. 

A HUGE thank you to all of you who have offered to send goodies to our appeal.  We have offers to make dishcloths, crayon rolls, toilet bag, koala soft toys and other surprises.  It's a bit like Christmas when parcels start arriving.  Imagine what the music group (link to the leader of the group) are going to feel like?  They'll be excited, I just know it!  And that's what we want - a bit of happiness for a change.

Keep it coming ladies!  Cat and I have decided to make a deadline for  receiving your donations.  10th April is the date we would like to have received your makes by.  That's about 20 days to go.  That will give us time to parcel everything up and courier it down to Chch.

Till next time, happy sewing and knitting my dears!  If you would like to make something for a child, please let me know.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

You're a darling Sarah. I've got tears in my eyes looking at all those lovely gifts, and thinking about the people who will receive them.

I'm thinking about what I could make. I'll let you know.

Linda Gilbert said...

Wonderful,wonderful,wonderful. What a heartwarmimg post.

Heidi said...

I agree with Linda...lovely items!

Willeke said...

You're doing a great job Sarah!
The gifts you're receiving are gorgeous. I'm still working on stitchery for Queensland, so I won't be able to support your appeal. Maybe....

Gem said...

Where do I need to send my parcel to Sarah? Still not quite finished but should hopefully be done soon : ) xxx

Michaja said...

Oh I'm so happy to see my parcel arrived all well!!!!
xxx
Michaja

kaite said...

i commented on your last post, 10 koalas and cats will be flying over the ditch to you soon.

the little birds and hearts are beautiful, so many delightful ideas.

'Joyce' said...

oh Sarah you are such a wonderful wonderful girl. These gifts you are collecting and making are just going to bring so much joy to others. I have one scarf completed and still working on the second. I had better get moving and have them in the post to you soon. Thanks again for hosting this. Have a wonderful weekend.

Leigh said...

Hi Sarah,

thank you so much for the lovely gifts you sent to us at 'little bears' music group in Christchurch. My wee girl loved everything - but particularly a pink, green, blue stripy hat, which she wanted to wear to bed last night. It is so thoughtful to think of all those affected by our shakey ground. You really have made a difference. much love Leigh