|Posted by Pamela on November 26, 2009 at 10:54 PM|
Christmas is almost upon us again and I dont know about you but I feel as though I am still getting over the last one!! Must be getting old because the days, weeks and months are literally flying past me --- I dont know how I keep up. Well I do know actually ----- I dont keep up!!!
Knit4charities has had another fantastic year. Our Yahoo group members have been so generous with their donations. Every charity we have supported has received a sizeable donation from the group and those who have taken the time to write to us have been very pleased with the quantity and quality of the items.
We've also been supported by many others who are not yahoo group members. Some who have donated to our Charity of the Month projects and some who have given us donations of yarn.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us throughout 2009
Creating Country Threads magazine did a marvellous article on the group in October. Vol. 10 No. 3, if you want to look for the mag! (If you cant find it email me, I will send you a photocopy) This has resulted in a huge number of book sales, new members and enquiries about helping us in other ways. We really needed a boost and I cant thank the Editor of CCT enough for this.
I have had a wonderful time with my knitting and crochet this year. I've tried lots of new patterns, learned some new techniques, met some challenges and made lots of new crafty friends. What more could I ask for!
2010 is going to be just as good if not better. I am currently working on our Charity of the Month Calendar and should have it ready to publish here next week. There are a lot of new and interesting charities to support as well as some that we've supported before. Everyone will be kept as busy as they want to be.
There will also be some exciting changes to the group so stay tuned for them in the New Year.
One of our very clever members is making jewellery for us to sell to help raise more funds. At the moment they are only available to our Yahoo group members but as soon as I have met all of their orders, whats left will be available on this site. It's mostly earrings with a knit or crochet based charm. They are cute!!
I'm not sure when my next Blog will be so will take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a New Year filled with the love of family and friends, the ability to do whatever you wish to do and a desire to help others in some small way.