Let me show you a happy, toasty blanket for the Phoenix youth shelter, made out of 12 x 12 inch squares that came from Lower Sackville, NS. I enjoyed putting it together using a new diagonal theme, all squares aligned so neatly. You wouldn’t believe that I used dark purple yarn to stitch it up thanks to the “magic” mattress garter stitch, which makes the seam invisible. I also love the fact that the back is as neat as the front. This blanket is almost square (5 feet x 6 feet), and it will be awesome to wrap in it while curling up on the bed or reading in the chair.
I delivered it to the shelter today, and hope it will bring someone warmth and comfort. As always, it was received with gratitude, and the gentleman who accepted it told me that it will be “well used”. He also asked for my name and mentioned a Thank You card, which was sweet. I suggested leaving a comment here instead because I would have to share a thank you note with all of you anyway.
And here it is:
These blankets are such a wonderful labour of love in support of the youth we are privileged to work with every day at Phoenix. Not only will these beautiful hand made treasures keep our youth warm and brighten their space, they really bring a feeling of being ‘at home’ to the youth at Phoenix Shelter. The therapeutic benefits of this contributes so much to a young person’s sense of well being.
We cannot express enough our gratitude to those of you who are involved in this project for your caring and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Three blankets done, more to go.