A HUGE thank you to Bob and Melissa Eason, owners of Picante. They generously donated four giant boxes of Guatemalan hand woven fabrics. This fabric will make beautiful and unique blankets for children of all ages. Thank You. Click here to see pictures.
Monterey Police Department
January 10, 2002-- I have been in contact with the Monterey Police Department about carrying a Project Linus blanket in each patrol car. The Department is very interested and asked that I drop a blanket by for them to see. They requested that the blanket be placed in a plastic bag to keep clean.
January 3, 2002-- Sarge Furnam with Hand to Heart donated fabrics, batting and seven blanket kits.
Making the Best of a Situation
December 12-21, 2001-- For the past week and a half I have been on jury duty. While it is rare to ever find a person who enjoys jury duty, I must admit it was a positive experience for me. I had the privilege to serve with eleven outstanding citizens. The case was not a pleasant one, and naturally we could not discuss it among ourselves until we got into deliberations. So, day after day, during breaks and lunch, we would share with one another information about families, hobbies and work. It was at these times that I had the opportunity to share information about Project Linus. Consequently, several of the jurors have agreed to make blankets for Project Linus.
Girl Scouts Join In!
January 8, 2002-- Ami Macklin is a Girl Scout from Cadets Troop 2167. She and her mother Tammy invited me to present information about Project Linus at a meeting for the leaders of other troops here in Monterey Bay. Ami is organizing a workshop called "Stitch It Together Try It Workshop And Quilting Bee." Ami will meet three times with each group and help them prepare for the up coming workshop. The event will be held on Sunday, April 14 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The location is the American Legion Post 694, 694 Legion Way, Marina, California.
PL, the Cure to Quit Smoking!
December 31, 2001-- Today, I picked up five blankets from a woman I met while on jury duty. The blankets are all crocheted, beautiful and are in three different sizes. She has been so inspired by the good work that Project Linus does that she has decided not to smoke. Since we met, she has quit smoking.
Fire Departments Become Blanketed
December 24, 2001-- Today, I delivered a total of twelve blankets to four fire departments. At each station I was greeted with appreciation and kindness.
Monterey Bay PL's First Success
November, 2001-- Two weeks ago a woman from 29 Palms, California, who had heard about Project Linus in a magazine and then visited my website, sent me three lovely blankets. One week later I heard about a 9 month old child that had to be taken out of her home and put with her grandparents. I knew that one of the blankets from the 29 Palms blanketeer would be just what this little girl needed. Yesterday, I received a letter from the great grandmother. She said that since the little girl had been taken from her home and placed with her grandparents she had not slept through the night. As soon as the blanket was given to her, she latched on to it and has not let it go. The first night with the blanket, and each night since, she has slept completely through the night. The grandmother and great grandmother are planning to make blankets now for Project Linus.
My heart was warmed.