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11 hours ago, babypoohsmom said:

 

Here is my foster (now adopted) who was really interested in my embroidery machine...

 

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What a darling helper you have there!!!

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On 11/26/2018 at 9:11 AM, Bailey4 said:

The Aztec Wishes Donation for 2018 was delivered and I think it was the biggest ever thanks to 7 Crochetville elves.  I am still in my happy place after visiting the high school this morning.  The kids were amazing.  They were so excited by all the stuff we brought, all the stuff you made and the dolls you sent.  For those of you who wondered if your doll blankets would be needed as I predicted they were a HUGE hit.  They will be used for additional doll and stuffed animal donations.

The girls were cast back to their childhood looking at all the baby and 18" doll stuff.  I heard so many, "Man I wish I had this when I was a kid."  What blew me away was my husband told me one of the upper classmen boys told one of the freshman, "That's the couple that brings the cool stuff every year." 

Sometimes we wonder if our hand made stuff is understood in this world anymore, but this is evidence that people still do love what we make.  We just need to find an audience that wants what we make.

I continue to love working with this group because it does reach two groups, the high school kids who organize the stuff to be sent and the children who ultimately get the toys. 

I spoke to two of the Senior girls who are helping to manage the drive this year and this project means a great deal to them.  The kids are amazed at the hand made donations.  They look forward to our stuff arriving every year to see what we will bring.  You had to see them going through the boxes and the bags and carefully sorting the donations to look at each item.

They were thrilled that their donations came from 6 states not including ours (one family member for those who saw my comment about Crochetville elves) and 2 countries outside the US.  It is often hard enough to get people to donate locally with so many charities asking for help this time of year, but they have stuff coming in from around the country and internationally.  Thanks for doing that for them.  I don't have the words to describe their faces or their excitement so you can feel what I felt today, but it brings tears to my eyes as I type this.  It was beautiful.  They were inspired, excited, and they felt like what they were doing mattered and we can all use that in our lives.  So again thank you for bringing that to these kids.  That doesn't even cover the kids who get to open up you amazing presents on Christmas.

I just want to thank all of you for taking the time to make this such a huge success.  My great thanks to all of you who sent stuff.    There were plenty of people who couldn't send stuff who answered wish list requests, sent me pattern links and ideas to solve problems, encouragement to keep me going when I was in a tough place.  All of that makes this donation work.

Will you be doing this in 2019?  Please let us know--my Crochet Club could contribute something.....

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Denise love the picture.  Sorry about the wrong side out blocks.  I often do that when putting squares together for afghans and have to take them apart.  And yes I too think of you as friends and would never intentionally say something meaning to be hurtful

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5 hours ago, Avon Lady said:

Will you be doing this in 2019?  Please let us know--my Crochet Club could contribute something.....

Most definitely.  I've already started on next year's donation.  Anything would be welcome.  Thanks for thinking of this project!!!

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On 12/2/2018 at 4:09 PM, bgs said:

Darski love the ponytail hat.

Finally took pics of what I have been working on.  These are made from Hobby Lobby's I Love This Cotton and will be going to   Warmth for Warriors.  It is Darski's 10 point round ripple pattern.

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Love the colors!!!

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10 hours ago, Bailey4 said:

Got a start on next year's donations with one of Darski's designs

18" Edwardian Outfit

TFS.  Elspeth is a fave pattern of mine.  I find myself torn between Regency and Edwardian fashions.

Maybe next year I can work on developing both styles - assuming I can crochet :(

 

 

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