Some blankets may not be completed in the traditional "rows" style any more. Some may now be done in a continuous "granny square" pattern. This will actually make it easier for you to distinguish the rows! I'm going to make a note on the "apply" page as well, but if you have already put in a request for a blanket and have a preference, please let me know.
I got out with my husband and daughter this weekend and did some shopping. My husband and I were in a Christian bookstore looking for a marriage devotional. While there, I came across packs of blank inspirational cards that had 8 cards in them for $1! I bought 6 packs! Such a blessing to be able to find just what I needed at a price I could afford!
Also while we were out, I needed to pick up some new crochet hooks. Some how I had managed to own 4 J hooks, a G hook, a N, K & P hook, but no H or I hooks. The majority of my yarns call for H or I hooks! My G hook is my favorite, because it has a bamboo handle. They cost a little more (a dollar or so) than regular hooks, but I got mine on crazy clearance. As I went to pick up the H & I hooks, my husband made me get the ones with bamboo! He also made me purchase a J hook with it as well. He knew I wanted them, and really, it was only $3. I'm SUCH a saver when it comes to money though, and wouldn't have got them if he hadn't been along! We work well together.
I'm going to be posting my story of miscarriage & hope here soon, so be on the lookout for that. Be praying for me this week... I'm having some (not serious but highly annoying) medical issues and just want to feel better. Thank you!
I would love to see this blog blossom. I'm getting more followers every day (*waves* hello!) and I want this to be a place for healing and hope. I don't want to just post about my weekly crocheting, or just pictures of blankets. I DO want to post about that stuff, but I would love for this to be a place of inspiration as well.
I have 500 irons in the fire right now, so... that's where I hope you come in. If you would like to write a post to be featured on the blog, please email me. Just tell me the subject you'd like to talk about. I want them to be posts about healing, about hope, and about... just... well, feeling better.
Also, if you have followed this blog in the last week, and I don't follow you back... please leave me a message with your blog address. I'm a little overwhelmed, but I'd love to link back to you.
I feel very accomplished this evening. I'm 7 rows in on Carleigh's blanket. I mailed three blankets out (P.S. Ladies, please contact me when you receive them, I'd love to post their pictures here!). I did some other errands.
I also received a beautiful box in the mail today. It was a yarn donation made in honor of Mikayla Grace. Three beautiful skeins of yarn that will make gorgeous blankets. I was so honored and excited!
So that's been my day.
Check out our new Resources link! Let me know if there are any specific links you think I should add.
Also, under Angel Families, you can tell if your blanket is being worked on now! If your name is BOLD then you are currently who we are working on. We attempt to work from the top down (although sometimes, due to skill level & yarn we do skip around some), so if you're near the top you should be next! Please be sure to pass us along to your friends.
I have a prayer request. I don't have any details, but a girl I used to go to church with had her baby on Thursday, and the baby passed away today. I'd love for all of you to lift them up in prayer. Just keep Erin, Jeremy and their families in your prayers. Their little girls name was Skyler.
I'm interested in putting a "Resources" page together, for any parents who are new to the miscarriage/pregnancy loss world and may stumble upon this blog. I've been out of the circuit for a while now, so I'm not up on where the good resources are. Blogs (for both miscarriage and pregnancy loss) would be good, or other sort of things. I really don't know what I want there, but I'd like it to be something.
Anyway. If you have any links you think may be beneficial to other families going through a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, please either email me, or leave a comment here. Thanks!
After digging in my parents shed, I discovered a trunk that housed my yarn. My yarn from many, many years. So I dug through the entire thing and pulled out all the yarn that would work for this ministry.
That's a full laundry basket!
Close up of some yarn
I kind of stirred it, and viola, more yarn! ha!
I'm so happy to have found all of this! My husband and I don't have a lot of money at the moment, so finding this stash has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders. If you have any PINK yarn laying around your house, and would like to donate it, we would really appreciate it! We received a donation of one skein at church this morning! We have several girls on the Angel Family list that need pink blankets.
Also, this is a shot in the dark, ha! But you never know, if anyone has a yarn ball winder that is gathering dust... we'd love to take if off your hands!
Thank you, everyone, for your support. Pictures of our second blanket coming (hopefully) later this week!
Our first Angel Family blanket is completed, and will be soon making its way to its home.
This beautiful blanket was crocheted by my dear friend, Sarah. It goes out to Baby C's family. Baby C's Momma was only 6 weeks pregnant when she miscarried, and is still trying to process. Please lift her and her husband up in prayer!
More coming soon! Continue to share us with your friends, family and loved ones.