Tuesday, September 27, 2011

GTA Donations September 2011

Here are the items I sent to God’s Tiny Angels this month.

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  This is what I call my “fan” quilt. This was originally one of my UFO’s. I started out a long time ago making long strips of the pieces you see around the edges, with the intentions of making a queen sized quilt. Yup, that never happened.

I ended up salvaging that work by cutting the long strip down into smaller strips so I could use it for edging around the center “fan” piece.

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  Here is a close up of the fan piece in the center. By the time I salvaged my UFO, I ended up with a pretty little preemie size quilt.

 

 

 

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  The colors on this preemie quilt didn’t photograph well, but it’s actually more of a light lavender, darker lavender, and purple little flowers with white squares for fillers.

 

 

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  My third blanket is a crocheted rectangular granny square. I would say it’s probably big enough for a smaller newborn.

 

 

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Just a cute little dress with a ruffled bottom and a matching hat.

 

 

 

 

 

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A little diaper shirt made from multi colored brighter pastel yarn.

 

 

 

 

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A newborn sweater and hat made from lavender “I Love This Yarn”.

 

 

 

 

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  I had just enough of the lavender yarn to make a newborn hat. One of our hospitals was asking for purple hats for the babies to wear for awareness of shaken baby syndrome.

 

 

 

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During one of my frequent jaunts to Goodwill, I found this pretty little magenta colored hoodie in a size 0-3 months. Doesn’t look like it was ever worn. Really hard to get a good picture of it.

 

 

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  Another crocheted newborn sweater made of multi colored yarn in purples, blues and greens.

 

 

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  This newborn sweater has a cute bottom ruffle and ties instead of buttoning. I’m pretty sure it was made out of Red Heart Super saver yarn because it seems to be heavier and a bit scratchy. Not sure I would use this yarn again.

 

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  I didn’t have enough of the darker pink for all of this newborn sweater so I finished up by making the sleeves a lighter pink.

 

 

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Last but not least are 3 little burial outfits for the littlest of our angels. The need is great for these outfits unfortunately. I am not very fast at crocheting blankets so I usually just make the dresses and hats or bonnets with the hope that the parents can find a nice blanket to go with them.

I’m sorry I didn’t post what yarn I used on most of these items. There are a number of reasons for that. Usually by the time I make my blog post for my donations, I frequently forget which yarn I used. Also, I buy a lot of my yarn from Goodwill or some of the local thrift stores, and some of them don’t have a label on them, so I have NO idea what brand, etc. it is. Same thing with yarn I buy at yard sales or have given to me. Can’t be choosey when it’s free or cheap you know :)

That’s it for this time. I keep plugging along, as long as the carpal tunnel doesn’t flare up :)

1 comment:

  1. I apologize for not visiting my favorite blogs lately, and i promise to do some catching-up with everyone in the next few days. We are experiencing cooler weather starting today (Thursday) and as for myself I'm looking forward to falls return to the Lancaster Pennsylvania area. And are the color of the leaves changing your your way folks as they are mine. Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall season that has now begun. Richard from Amish Stories

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