Current Need Projects - From the Heart Stitchers
Richmond and Surrounding areas main need, at the moment, is for:
Hats, solid colors if possible, to go with the scarves in the box in the Sit and Chat area of the shop. At this time of year, we like to give sets to people as the colder weather is arriving and the scarves in the box are all singletons. We have set out a box of yarn next to the scarf box in which you might find yarn to match or, of course, you can look in the cubbies. NO loomed hats please.
Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:
Breathing Squares (10" open stitch square patients can get their fingers through) and/or Twiddle Muffs for Alzheimer patients. A pattern for a crocheted Twiddle Muff can be found here. A pattern for a knitted Twiddle Muff can be found here.
Please remember that, as always, you should create whatever you enjoy making as we can, and will, find, a home for it.
Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects
As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.
- Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
- Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non - Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
- Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30" x 48"
- Tie-ons blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27" x 36" (No fringe, w/72" tie I-cord or single chain using double yarn)
- Baby Blankets
- As small as a 24 inch square up to as large as a 40 inch square
- As small as a 24 inch rectangle up to as large as a 40 inch rectangle
- Children's blankets (for clutching or draggin') 24" sq up to 36" or 40" & not necessarily square
- Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
- Home Again (Battered Women and Children's Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
- Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
- SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
- Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
- Infant Hats Preemies- not too small, should fit a large orange. Must be stretchy. Full term newborn to fit a large grapefruit.
- Layette Sets Used as "take me home" outfits for newborns.
- Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.
Comfort Doll Project - Bring comfort to a child
Many children have never had a doll of their own! Many of us who have seen a sad child being comforted by a soft cuddly toy know the value this can have. Imagine how valuable a unique doll like this could be to a young child with a sick parent, one who has lost a parent or are sick themselves. Many of you have already given your time and talents. We are asking for your time and talent to knit or crochet a Comfort Doll and bring hope into the lives of children of Haiti.
We are hoping to complete as many as possible by August 1st. Our goal is 500 comfort dolls! Thank you in advance for your time, talent and efforts in making these unique dolls.
What a great way to use up all of your leftovers. The dolls are made in one piece, no weaving in of ends and then stuffed with fiberfill. Need Patterns? Click Here...
The need for blankets continues in several different sizes:
- Lap blankets 30" x 42"
- Large blankets 40" x 70"
- Blankets for babies