Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Finch Knitting & Crochet Group

Hey there ladies!

Unless you're new to the group or don't read my weekly update emails all the way to the bottom (no one does that, do they?!?), you know that we will begin teaching at Finch Elementary next week.  Now to do this, we absolutely MUST have more teachers!!  As of right now, I have firm commitments from about four of you and, honestly, that just isn't enough to make this project work.  These girls (and boys) are so excited about learning but they get frustrated very quickly without the proper guidance.  So, I would love/need to have more of you volunteer to help so we can offer the attention that these girls need (and deserve) to develop a lifetime love for our craft.

We will be teaching each week on Thursdays from 12:45-1:15.  It's only a short amount of time with a huge reward (this could even be done on a lunch break for you working girls!) - just wait until you see one of their faces when they complete a perfect row.  Their smile and sense of accomplishment is heartwarming.

Please respond soon so we will know that you can help.  And, if you're worried about your level of expertise - don't.  You will know more than these girls/boys and you don't have to be an expert to be a teacher.

God bless,

The Weekly Stitch

Hey there ladies!

Get ready - the cold weather is coming (or at least that's what the weather man says!) And you know what that means - we need more hats and scarves for all of our cancer patients!

Meetings this week:
Have you become a YOH blog follower yet? You should have received an email asking you to confirm as a follower this last week. If you didn't, check your spam folder. Or, you can access it by going to http://yarnsofhope.blogspot.com.

Current Projects:
  • Chemo caps and scarves for both adults and children - donated to Texas Oncology McKinney, McKinney Regional Cancer Center, UT Southwestern in Dallas and MCCH oncology unit.
  • Blankets for MCCH - either a child-sized blanket or 12 x 12 squares to combine into a blanket for them.
  • Mission trip to Nepal: Tuesday evening, Susan Horn will be traveling to Nepal on a mission trip with Dare to Care. If you would like to help her out, she could use help accumulating the following items for her trip:
    • Italian Salad Dressing mixes
    • Cream of Tartar (1 jar)
    • Individual packs of candy for orphans and host families
    • All Spice (1 jar)
    • Bay leaves (1-2 packs)
    • Staple gun and appropriate staples
    • D-con rat bait in both blocks and pellets (2 packs each)
    • Paint roller sleeves (6+ med nap and 2 heavy nap for coarse surfaces)
    • Paint liners for tray (10)
    • Lightweight plastic paint trays (1-2)
    • Dawn dishwashing soap (1-2)
God bless each of you! Thanks for all you do for our group!