Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sleepy-time Express

I made this little edged blanket and matching hat for Marine Corps Kids. The blanket has a cute train design. I prepped it with my edgerydoo, and then did an edging using sc, X-stitch, and puff-stitch. The little cap mimics the pattern.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

We won an Award!!!

Sandie from Crafty Corral nominated us for her "I Love Your Blog Award"!

Thank you so much, Sandie! That means a lot to me!! Marine Corps Kids isn't my blog - it's a blog to support our charity and the beautiful work that all our donors do for this great cause! In honoring this blog , you recognize all of the wonderful individuals who so lovingly support our cause, and the Military families who's work and sacrifice support us all.

The "rules" of this award, is that I'm supposed to pay it forward and nominate 7 of my favorite blogs.

Here are the rules:
1) Add the logo of the award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (as shown above).
3) Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

This is not an easy task because there are so many great blogs and bloggers out there. My seven selections below are links to the blogs of some of Marine Corps Kids donors. Please check out these blogs, and Sandie's (link above)! All of these bloggers have helped to support Marine Corps Kids, and do some really wonderful work for charity!

My seven nominations, in no particular order, are:

1. Deb's Crafts - Handicrafts for Charity
2. Kathy's Crochet Cabin
3. Flyin' Needles , by Stacy
4. Sandy's Space
5. Crochet All Day, by Sara
6. Beading Help Web, by Lynn
7. 25 Things for Charity, by Cindy

These are just a few blogs by our charity crafters. I hope you enjoy their work and their blogs as much as I!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wow!! Thank you, Lynn!!!

Lynn from AZ sent us another fabulous package of donations!!!

Lynn might be Marine Corps Kids mad hatter. She loves to crochet hats, and she has been amazingly generous in sending them for our Military families.

Once again, Lynn has dazzled me with her wonderful gifts. I didn't actually count, but the photos above show that Lynn literally sent dozens and dozens of caps. She made the cutest caps in so many pretty colors, and she also made a new girly hat pattern. The photos show the quantity but not the beautiful quality of Lynn's work! I tried to take a close-up shot of the girly bonnets to show the adorable design!

And Lynn knows that babies can't go out in hats alone! She sent some really adorable store bought outfits for the kids too.

Lynn - the mom's will be so delighted to receive your beautiful gifts!! Thank you for your continued generosity!!!! Your work is lovely!!