Thursday, January 26, 2012

Knitted Beauty

Newly-donated knitted blankets arrived this week! Three soft, cozy blankets from Leigh that will be great for cuddling:
 and one extraordinary, playing-card themed blanket from Bev L.:
Can't you just imagine how delighted a kiddo who loves playing card games will be with this one?
I wish I could see his (or her) face when it is given!

Thank you, Leigh M. and Bev L.!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thanks to Mary, Briana & St. Olaf's Edge Group

Here is a  "thank you" note for 10 blankets donated by the St. Olaf Edge Youth Group during the holiday season. Our members Mary and Briana delivered the blankets to Seattle Children's Hospital before Christmas, so we didn't have a photo of them until now. Junior Guild member Briana led the group in this project - thank you, Briana & Edge Youth Group!
If you look closely, you'll see the shark print blanket (see the posting below) in this batch.

If you know a young person who would like to join our guild, please let them know that we have Junior Guild memberships available!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Meaningful "Thank You" to our Guild

Yesterday, I received this lovely message on our guild's facebook page from Mickie:

"My 3 year old spent three days at Children's this month, and received a wonderful shark fleece blanket (made by Briana and Mary). He LOVES it. He was so pleased when we were brought to his room to see his bed made up with a fuzzy blanket, and was really excited when the nurse told him he could keep it. He got a monkey blanket when he was admitted last year, and it's one of his favorites to this day! Thank you so much for your work, and please know that you brought a big smile to my toddler!"

How wonderful to know that our blankets are indeed bringing comfort and happiness to patients and families. Thank you for taking the time to write, Mickie, and for making blankets as members of our guild, Mary & Briana!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fabric and Four New Blankets

We have been blessed by donations of fabric, and four lovely new blankets.

The fabric was donated by Judy O., who I know from our pediatrician's office and from women's soccer (I played long ago). Thank you, Judy!

The four new blankets were donated by Janice O. and Sherry B. I met Sherry and her family years ago through women's soccer and church. Janice O. is the dear nurse who worked with Diane Fuquay, M.D., and pierced Katie's ears for her. Janice reminded me that Katie was so happy about having her ears pierced that she kept announcing from various rooms around the house, "I'm in the kitchen, with pierced ears! I'm in the bathroom, with pierced ears!" I had forgotten that, and loved being reminded of such a happy memory.
Snoopy & Woodstock fleece blanket
Fleece horse-themed blanket and Sock Monkey quilt with plaid binding and backing

Space-themed quilt
 Thank you, Sherry and Janice!