Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Recent donations

As I posted, my family is going through an emergency which is consuming all of my time.  I'm sorry that I can not open and photograph donations at this time, I will as soon as I can, and I will get all your gifts bundled and out to the families.

I have not yet opened them, but I have received boxes from:

Lizzy from Montana
Martha in Oklahoma
Pauline in Washington

I wanted to let you know that your gifts have arrived. Thank you for your support!  I will get everything unwrapped and sent out as soon as I am able.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thank you Deb (and Judy)!

A few months ago, one of our earliest crafters, Judy from Pennsyvania, sent me a box of yarn from her stash as she found herself unable to craft much anymore.  I offered the yarn to our donors, and sent a box to Deb from Palm Springs, California. 

Well, in what seems to me like no time at all, Deb transformed that yarn into a lot of lovely gifts for the babies!

 I adore this little sweater set, and know that the baby who receives it will love to snuggle up in it!
 This blue blanket is darling!  I don't know why blogger is turning all my photos sideways, but you can see that the blue rectangles on this blanket all have a teddy bear pattern.  So cute.

The pink blanket behind it also has a gorgeous pattern worked into the stitches.

This red blanket has a heart pattern.  It is hard to see in the photo, but the pink/cam blanket in the back has a large flower motif in the center.

 This camo blanket also has a cute teddy bear center.  I know that one of our little boys will cherish this as he grows!

Finally, this blanket has the letters of the alphabet.  It is hard to see in the photo, but if you look closely you can see that each rectangle is a letter.  I love it!!!

Many thanks to both Deb and Judy.  Judy, your donation of yarn has been beautifully transformed into gorgeous gifts for the children!

Deb - you are truly talented, and I am so glad that you have chosen to support our military families through Marine Corps Kids!!

Thank you, Martha!!

Martha from Oklahoma created three more magnificent blanket and hat sets for the babies!! 

I am so in awe of your work, Martha.  I am still a beginner knitter, and can not make some of the lovely things you do - I don't know how you make so much so quickly!!!

These are lovely and the families will be delighted!  Thank you so much!

Thank you, Pauline

Pauline from Oregon is one of our most active donors.  Every month she sends in several blanket/hat sets for the babies.  She chooses to wrap her gifts, so you can't see how lovely they are, but her work is beautiful, and I know that the families appreciate receiving them.

Thank you so much, Pauline!

Thank you Marilyn

These gorgeous has were made by Marilyn from California.

Marilyn and a group of her friends have been knitting hats for preemies for some time.  They heard about Marine Corps Kids and decided that they would like to support our military families by sending gifts for the kids.

These hats are soft and warm, and the colors are lovely!  I love the look of the diagnol pattern!  So cute.

Thank you, Marilyn.  We are delighted to have you join our family of crafters!

I'm sorry

To all our wonderful crafters - I owe you all an apology. This week I received about 5 packages of donations, and I am just now getting around to opening, photographing, and preparing them for the kids. 

It has been a difficult week with health issues in our house, and I haven't had the opportunity to work on Marine Corps Kids.

All of your donations are so appreciated, and I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to acknowledge them.  I will be posting photos of them now.

Thank you all for your understanding!