Thursday, December 13, 2012

A great big box from Washington State

A large box of incredible gifts arrived today from Washington State!  It included items made by Delores from Gresham and items made by members of the Holy Redeemer Church in North Bend. 

All of the gifts are delightful!  My sincere apologies if I attribute the wrong items to the wrong crafters, but I believe that they were made as follows:

The photos below show items made by Delores.  They include 3 crocheted blankets, 6 pairs of booties, 2 pairs of mitts, 25 hats, 5 quilts, 7 fleece blankets and 1 receiving blanket. 

These are all so gorgeous!

The ladies from the Holy Redeemer Church sent in 4 darling fleece blankets and 1 sweet quilted cover.

I know that the families are going to be thrilled to receive these

Thank you to everyone who participated.

If I mistakenly mislabeled these items, I sincerely apologize.  Please leave a comment and I will correct the post.

Many thanks to Peggy and Stephanie!

Stephanie and Peggy from Kansas City, KS worked together to make all these gorgeous gifts for the babies!  Two very talented women, indeed!

Together they made 7 crocheted blankets, 3 receiving blankets, 2 wash cloths, 3 hats, and 10 burp clothes.

Everything is gorgeous, and will be packed up for the families soon!

The families who receive these gifts will be truly delighted!

Thank you, Nancy!

These gorgeous sweaters were knit for the babies by Nancy in Minnesota. 

Thank you so much, Nancy, for thinking of the kids and for making these wonderful gifts!  They are precious, and will be on their way to the families very soon!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Thank you to the Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 345 have made so many wonderful gifts for the babies.  Last week another box arrived from them. 

In it were these bibs, wash cloths, burp cloths, hats and receiving blankets. 

Troop Leader, Donna, writes:  "The girls love to crochet and sew it's a giving way to help the men and women who keep our nation safe.  Thank you all for what you do".

I love receiving packages from these girls.  With each shipment from then you can see how their skills are developing as they take on more challenging projects and produce such wonderful gifts!

Thank you so much, Girls, for all you do to support our troops!

Thank you, Eileen

These fabulous sweaters were made and donated by Eileen from San Francisco!  They are gorgeous!!!  I can only hope that some day my work is this nice.

Thank you so much Eileen for supporting our Military Families with your donations to Marine Corps Kids!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

With Sincere Thanks

Two very large boxes arrived via Fed Ex yesterday from the Magnolia Senior Center in Long Beach, NY.  The wonderful women in this group have donated to Marine Corps Kids on several occasions, and their generosity and talented are always inspiring. 

This week's packages were accompanied by the following letter. 

 Please click on the letter to read it.  It is amazing.

The Magnolia Senior Center was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, and many of the members of this group were evacuated from their homes and/or sustained damage.  All the work that they have done all year for Marine Corps Kids, however, was spared from the floods and shipped to us this week. 

Below are just a few photos showing a sampling of the gorgeous gifts made by the ladies.

To see more photos of their work, please view the dedicated photo album on our Facebook page.

Please join me in thanking these women for their amazing donations, and in wishing them and their families well in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Thank you, Christen

These beautiful hats, booties and wash clothes were made and sent in by Christen from Oregon.  They are all so very soft and lovely!

Thank you so much, Christen!  These will be shipped to the babies soon!

Thank you, Lynn

Many thanks to Lynn from Kentucky for sending in another huge box of hats for the babies and the families! 

Over the years Lynn has made thousands (yes Thousands) of hats for the babies! 

Your continued support is so appreciated.

Thank you, Lynn, for all you do!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thank you, Ruth

Another box arrived today from Ruth in Oregon.

In it were 3 double sided train receiving blankets and 4 of these full sized fleece afghans!

The receiving blankets are just precious and will be on their way to the babies soon.  The full sized blankets are a perfect reminder that the holiday season is just a month away, and we will be sending gifts, not just for the babies, but for the older kids and parents too.  I know that the families who receive these adorable afghans will enjoy snuggling up together under them this winter!

Thank you, Ruth, for your continued support!

Thank you, Debbie

Debbie from Oregon has been very busy sewing for the babies!!

Today a large box arrived with 10 fleece receiving blankets and 8 amazing quilts!  I just love all the bright colors and soft fabrics!

Thank you so much, Debbie. These will be on their way to the families soon!

Thank you, Martha

Today a box arrived from Martha in Oklahoma.

In it were these  two absolutely gorgeous crocheted sets.

Thank you so very much, Martha!  These will be cherished by the families who receive them!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thank you from our Friends in Wisconsin!

Our wonderful group of crafters in Wisconsin have been very busy making more gifts for the kids!

Karen made these receiving blankets, burp clothes and scarves.  They are all so soft and cozy!!!

Janet made these adorable hats, 3 pairs of booties, 2 scarves and 4 bracelets for the older kids.

These doll quilts and blankets were made by Lori, but I can see them being useful for newborns as well.

Thank you ladies, for all you do for Marine Corps Kids!!

Thank you, Lynsey!

These sweet hats and mitts arrived this week from Lynsey in Kentucky!

Thank you so much Lynsey for supporting our military families with these lovely gifts!  They will be packed up and on their way to the kids soon!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thank you Deb!

Today I received 7 gorgeous crocheted blankets from Deb in Palm Springs, CA.

These blankets are each so unique and beautiful.  I love all the colors and textures that were used, and I know that the moms who receive them will be delighted!  Thank you so much, Deb!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thank you, Ruth!

Ruth from Silverton, Oregon is so generous with her donations to Marine Corps Kids, and we are so grateful for all she does!

This week two boxes arrived with gifts from Ruth.

This shipment included 8 two sided receiving blankets.  Four holiday themed fleece blankets, an adorable duck quilt and 4 of the big Holiday Dog blankets that some of the older children will flip over!

Thank you so much Ruth for all that you do!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Thank you Eileen!

These darling sweaters were made and donated by Eileen from California.  They are very soft and warm, and arrived just in time for the cold weather.

I'm sure that the moms who receive these for their babies will be thrilled!  Thank you so much, Eileen, for supporting Marine Corps Kids and our military families!

Thank you, Laura!

These great scarves and ear warmers were made by Laura from Minnesota. 

I don't know about where you are, but here it went from the mid-70's two days ago to the mid-30's today.  Definitely time to start thinking about cold weather gear! 

I'm sure that the Marine Corps Moms and kids who receive these will appreciate them!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Many gifts from friends in Wisconsin

Karen from Wisconsin has been sewing for Marine Corps Kids for several years, and has been very active in helping to spread the word about what we do and recruit new crafters to join us.  Now, many of her friends join her in making gifts for the babies! 

This week a large box arrived from Wisconsin with gifts from Karen, her sister Janet, and friends Jill and Jackie.

Karen made 8 micro-fleece receiving blankets and 50 burp cloths!

Jill Crocheted this darling baby blanket:

This knitted baby sweater was made by Jackie:
and Janet crocheted these three sweaters, blanket, hat and booties:

Thank you ladies so much for these lovely gifts!  I love that you all work together to create these things for the babies!  I am packing up more gifts this weekend, and know that the families who receive these beautifully crafted items will be thrilled!!!

I appreciate your continued support!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I Love Yarn Day!

Tomorrow 10-12-12 is I Love Yarn Day

Why not celebrate by making something to donate to Marine Corps Kids?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thank you, Judy!

Judy from Pennsylvania was one of our very first donors to Marine Corps Kids.  Over the years she has sent in countless gifts including some of the cutest little stuffed toys, hats, sweaters, dresses, washcloths and bibs. 

Lately she has been having problems with her hands, and no longer able to crochet.  She wrote:

..It has taken me a few months to finally accept this fact and do now want to let the yarn I have go to waste.  It was all given to me and I am now paying it forward.  This is not all of it - I have more to sort thr but wanted to send some now.  I am not sure if it can all be used for baby stuff, but it can be used for siblings and moms.   I truly regret that I can no longer create for Marine  Corps Kids - I so loved all the years I have been donating.  MCK was and will always be near and dear to my heart.  I continue to check the blogspot and enjoy seeing all the beautiful things you are getting."

Thank you so very much, Judy for all you have contributed.  There are literally hundreds of babies out there who have received your gifts and who are still playing with the darling toys you have sent! 

It is very kind of you to send the yarn to us.  There are several groups including a few Senior Centers, a Girl Scout Troop, and the Hooks and Bars group who I'm sure would be delighted to use this yarn to create more wonderful things for MCK.  Your generosity is helping to create more gifts for the kids!!!

You will always be a member of the MCK Family of crafters, and we will always be a appreciative of all the gifts that you have created!

If there are any individuals or groups out there who would like to receive some of this donated yarn to create gifts for Marine Corps Kids, please let me know.


More from Pauline

Pauline from Oregon is always working on new sets for Maine Corps Kids.  I've lost track of how many babies are already wrapped up in her soft and beautiful blanket/hat sets. 

Two more sets arrived from Pauline this week.  Thank you so much for your continued support!

Buttonwood Campground

I was finally able to photograph all of the gorgeous donations from Buttonwood.  So many gorgeous gifts!   There are too many photos to post here, so he is just a tiny sampling of their beautiful gifts.  Please see the album of all their donations on our facebook page.