Let's start with the finish line. All last Fall and the first part of Spring, my crafting group at school worked to create a granny square blanket with the aim of donation to a local charity. I am thrilled to say that we got it finished, and laundered, and sent off for donation last week!
Here are some of the lovely ladies who gave of their time and talent to make it happen.
City Gospel Mission, as a way of fostering a relationship the college has already formed with them. They are a shelter and also help men and women to find permanent housing as they move out of crisis and into independence. They are going to gift our blanket to someone who is moving into a place of their own to help start their new life in warmth and comfort. It really made me feel good to drop it off and know that someone will feel special when they receive it. Our next group project is going to be putting together personal care bags for donation to women's shelters - we are making drawstring bags and handmade washcloths and then filling the rest of the bag with things like soap and toothpaste and shampoo and other personal care items. We are going to work all summer on it, and hopefully have them ready to donate in time for domestic violence awareness month in October. So glad that the ladies in our group are on board for these causes!
Then, I got to spend some time this weekend doing one of my favorite things - making prezzies for people I love.
I made some progress on Old Toll Road:
I got Santa's beard finished on my cross stitch:
And I admitted defeat and moved my socks from 2 at a time to one at a time magic loop:
And if that weren't enough, I made more progress in the yard:
So, friends, the spring has caught up with me, and my mood is much higher than it was. We are in the last week of the semester, and I then it's just two more weeks before my first mini-vacation (read: stay at home week) for the summer. Life is alright.