In our second month as a group, we loom knitted hats for patients going through chemo. Most of the hats are being donated to our local oncology centers. A few were donated directly to individuals in need. My car is packed and ready to bring the bulk of the hats that have not yet been delivered. I will be taking them to the local oncology center tomorrow morning. I have no words right now to describe how honored I feel to have such caring ladies, men, teens and even young kids around me. People that are giving their time to loom knit these hats. I expected we would have a large number of hats, but 200? And how exactly did we get exactly 200? Last month we had exactly 150 NICU baby hats and exactly 25 activity books. I had to recount each several times to make sure I wasn’t wrong.
I had each person turn in their donations in plastic bags, so I wasn’t able to get a photo of all of them together, but you can still imagine what 200 hats looks like. WOW!
Each of the hats were placed in their own bags to keep them clean. I wanted to put a card with our group info in each, but the cards are not here yet. Instead, I made stickers and put one on each of the bags.
Here are the ones that are going to be delivered tomorrow. These boxes are huge! I should have had my kids stand by the boxes to show the sizing. Say a prayer for each and every one that will be receiving these blessings.
I encourage those that are following our journey to reach out to your local community and see how you can help. No matter where you live, there is probably a cancer center within driving distance. If not, there are places that you can mail them to their location.
If you’d like to help us by donating items needed for our blessings, we have an Amazon wish list of these items: http://a.co/gxuv6jj. Any items will be shipped directly to me for use in the group.
Chemo caps are super easy to loom knit! Check out my YouTube channel for tutorials, here is one of my most popular ones:
Crafting Blessings first meeting was a success! 15 eager crafters joined together to learn how to loom knit baby hats. Our January 2019 project, the first ever for Crafting Blessings, is loom knitting baby hats to be donated to Children’s Health in Dallas, TX. Most were nervous about learning a new skill and skeptical about their ability to learn and complete our first project. As the teacher, I felt like I was the leader of the Skeptics Anonymous group from the Ebates commercial. But an hour or so later, our new loomers were looming away! Among the 15 crafters, we had 5 tween/teen youngsters. It absolutely melts my heart to see young ladies (or gentlemen) with hearts for service AND learning new skills. We have another meeting later in the month, where more crafters will be learning how to loom knit. We also have crafters that can’t make it to the meetings but are learning from my videos, located in the tutorials tab. I can’t wait to see the finished blessings at the end of the month.
Want to help out your local children’s hospital? First, give them a call and see what items they accept since each hospital has different requirements. Then start with this super simple video tutorial and start loom knitting away!
Thanks for joining me! I’m so excited to be starting this journey of crafting blessings for others. I want to share my love of crafting through handmade blessings for others, but also recruit others to help me. I can’t wait to see what this journey brings.
WHO & WHAT ARE WE? A group of crafters and wannabe crafters with a heart for service. CRAFTING BLESSINGS group is a place to learn a new skill or develop existing skills to craft blessings for others. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
MISSION: Proverbs 11:25 – “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” I have been crafting for almost 4 decades and would love to share my skills and in turn bless others with our collective blessings that we craft.
WHAT DO WE DO AS A GROUP?: Crafting of course! We will come together at meetings to learn new crafting skills. We will work on crafts at meetings and throughout the month on your own time. Those crafts will be donated as blessings to others. Crafting can come in all forms including (but not limited to) crocheting, knitting (with needles or looms), sewing (& no sew fabric projects), weaving, cookie/cake baking and decorating, card making, beading, etc. There are many ways that crafting can be used to bless others.