Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thank you, Diane!

Diane from Ohio is a regular donor to Marine Corps Kids. I absolutely adore the visual balls and pillow toys that she makes for the babies. These are so perfect for tiny hands, and I love the colors combinations! I'm always thrilled to include these toys with our packages to the babies.

This time in addition to the toys, Diane sent 3 adorable knit bibs. They feature Thomas the Train, Winnie the Pooh and a heart. She also sent some keepsake bracelets for the babies. These aren't for the babies to wear, but are cute keepsakes for the parents.

Thank you so much, Diane, for your ongoing support!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thank you, Sharon

Sharon from Colorado sent in a box with some gorgeous things for the babies!

The first photo shows 2 darling baby cocoons. I know that the babies will feel all safe and cozy in these.

The second photo shows 3 beautiful sweaters and some darling booties. We always can use sweaters for the babies, and these are just lovely! The booties are adorable!

The last photo is of a really gorgeous quilt! I've never seen anything quite like it! One size is knit in a basket weave pattern. I'm not an expert, but I believe this is entrelac knitting. Whatever it is, it is quite striking and the workmanship is impeccable. The knitting is than backed with a very soft flannel with an adorable hippo and turtle design. This is going to be a cherished piece!

Thank you so much, Sharon! These pieces are all really beautiful and the families who receive them will be delighted!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Thank you, Janet!

Janet from North Carolina is a new donor to Marine Corps Kids. She writes:

"These folks and their families give so much of themselves every day. I would like to help."

She sent a box with seven beautiful crocheted blankets and some adorable hats.

Thank you so much, Janet! We are thrilled that you have joined our Marnie Corps Kids family of donors!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thank you, Sandie

Sandie from Louisiana contacted me to ask if Marine Corps Kids could use some almost finished items. I, of course, said yes!!

This package arrived in the mail today. In it were a darling jack-o-lantern cocoon and hat, a sweater, a preemie blanket, a hat, and and 7 squares. They are basically finished, they just need to have the ends woven in.

Sandie even sent some pink yarn and instructions on the square patterns so that I could make more squares to attach to these.

Thank you, Sandie. These items are really complete and just need a few minutes of finishing work. We can definitely find good homes for them!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thank you, Lynn!

My friend Lynn from Iowa is one of the most talented people I know. Check out her handmade jewelry to see the beautiful things she creates! She claims, however, to have to talent when it comes to the fiber arts. Obviously, she is wrong, because she has found a way to contribute to Marine Corps Kids by making these gorgeous no-sew fleece blankets!

I love these blankets. My cat, Tater, approves of them too! They are so soft and warm, and they're easy to wash and maintain. I know that the new moms will be thrilled to receive them.

Thank you so much, Lynn, for your continued support!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thank you, Mary Lou!

Mary Lou from Erie, PA sent in 13 gorgeous crocheted blankets!

As usual, the photos do not do justice to the workmanship. You'll have to take my word for it that these blankets are just lovely. Mary Lou used some really beautiful patterns, and the color combinations are beautiful!

Mary Lou, I was completely out of blankets and have babies to send gifts to. Now that your gifts have arrived, I can pack up bundles for those babies tomorrow.

Thank you so much for your generous donation! Your work is beautiful!

Thank you, Pauline

Pauline from Oregon sent in 3 more blanket/hat sets for the babies.

Pauline, your continued generosity is so appreciated! The moms love these blankets, and I'm sure the babies are enjoying them.

Thank you so much!