Dani from Family Abuse Center (FAC), which helps domestic violence victims, came to tell us about their services and how we may help. Knit & crocheted items like shawls, lapghans, children blankets, loveys, amigurumi, scarves, stuffed toys would bring comfort. Totes would be very useful for carrying belongings. Emergency shelter clients' would cherish hats and scarves when the weather is cold. If you would like to participate, please bring any items to any meetup for collection. We will be collecting items through the end of June for this (optional) ministry. If anyone ever needs FAC help, call 1-800-283-8401.
We were able to immediately donate 1 tote, 4 scarves, 6 lovies, 5 baby hats, 2 stuffed animals, 11 bibs & 8 shawls to Family Abuse Center. Thank you Sally, Laura, Ivonne, Barbara for these 37 items!
And here's what we are up to:
Barbara is knitting an awesome potato chip scarf for her daughter & shared printed Shawl patterns.
Karen is knitting a stunning shawl for her friend.
Laura is knitting sparkly gloves and had 6 shawls & 4 scarves to donate.
Ivonne is crocheting a cupcake lovey & had 5 to donate + 75 preemie hats.
Dottie is crocheting a cute peach hat with a flower.
Debbie is knitting a lovely prayer shawl to donate.
Chelsee is crocheting useful potholders.
John is knitting a cape for a costume.
Terry is crocheting a friend a darling baby blanket.
Donna is knitting a baby hat and had 5 wonderful hats to donate.
Denise is crocheting a terrific child's blanket for a friend who's adopting.
Christy is crocheting a fun Ten-Stitch blanket.
Dlaine is crocheting a fantastic Temperature Blanket.
Leah is knitting a series of dish cloths
Sally is crocheting a baby hat and had SO many wonderful items for donate including sewn baby bibs, crocheted baby hats, wash clothes, tinned meats, a tote, and more. Bless you!
Tina is knitting another delightful mystery shawl.
Kaitlan is crocheting a soft baby blanket in blue, pink and white.
Kayla, the service dog, was super precious.
Dody is knitting a great ribbed scarf.
Julie is knitting a terrific shawl.
Kay is crocheting a variegated hat and scarf.
Jillian is crocheting a fun mermaids tail in crocodile stitch for her niece.
There were 19 +/- skeins of free yarn shared. Many thanks to Donna for the Get Well cards and stamps. We appreciate the snacks from Barbara and Donna. Newcomer Jillian won the 'in attendance' prize of stitch markers and a DFW Fiberfest goodie bag.
The next meetup is next Thursday April 21st. It is our Knit @ Nite event in the Conference room (back left) at the West Waco Library (5301 Bosque Blvd #275) from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ladder yarn necklace demo by Rebecca. Hope to see you there.