Monday, 14 February 2011

Shoebox Appeal

Stephanie knitted this lovely baby hat in the style of a cupcake. Very cute and has become a favourite of the group.

Linda finished stitching this lovely sock monkey. She had to monkeynap him from the person she made it for so we could get a photo. I love the addition of the bug.

I can also now reveal the charity we will be working towards this year. As most of you know Linda participates in the shoebox appeal every year with the help of Elaine. Since it's a charity that they both work hard towards I thought it would be nice for us to contribute to. The Shoebox appeal is run by Blythswood and is a Christian organisation. It collects these boxes filled with goodies and sends them out to Eastern Europe and Asia. The shoe boxes are made up for different age groups and Linda kindly brought a long a couple for us to see. One for a boy, a girl and an adult. Each box must contain a hat, scarf, gloves, toothpaste and toothbrush. It doesn't seem like a lot but the people who receive them greatly appreciate it. The box is then filled up with other goodies. The only thing that can't go in is chocolate.

So if you have an shoe boxes please pass them on to Linda. Also if you want to knit, crochet or sew anything for the boxes they will be greatly appreciated. I know Isobel has offered and sew some bags for them. Normally we would contribute until July. However, if you want to keep going after that I know Linda will collect until September.

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