Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Blanket Bliss

Type: Craft

Age: 4 and over

Thanks to Danielle for discovering a great organization to support with her daughter Lani - Project Linus. According to their website, Project Linus's mission is as follows:

First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Sounds perfect for the little hearts project! According to Danielle, one of Lani's favorite parts of the project was heading to the fabric store to pick out the perfect snugly fleece for their blanket. Project Linus's website has several blanket patterns, including a 'no sew' option which is perfect for our youngsters. Depending on the ability of your child, you may need to do the cutting for them, but together you can finish the fringe on the blanket. It is also the perfect opportunity to talk together about the child who might get this blanket and how much comfort it will bring them.

While her original plan may have just been to enjoy a nice craft project with her daughter, Danielle mentioned how much she enjoyed making the blanket as well! Project Linus is located nationwide, so once your blanket is complete you can send it to your local chapter. Good luck Blanketeers!


Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

I gave birth to our son Elliott 950 miles away from our family and close friends. When he was delivered back to the room after post-birth checkups he was wrapped in a sports themed no-sew blanket with a small tag attached, "this blanket was made with love by Project Linus" the tag also gave the womans name who actually made the blanket. My husband and I along with our new little bundle sat and wrote thank you notes to both the organization and the woman. We were so thankful for a small token of love at a time when we felt so completely alone. We still have the blanket as I am sure we always will. I know that this Project will bring much joy to young moms, single mothers, or those who just need a feeling of love at such a special time. I hope that you and your children find as much joy making them as we enjoyed recieving it.

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