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29
January

Purls of Wisdom...

 

“Knitting is clothing made in spare moments, or round the fire, whenever women gathered together... It’s something to celebrate-clothes made in love and service, something women have always done.”
Anne Bartlett, Knitting

 

The knitting event we had on Friday was certainly something to celebrate!  We had ladies from St Teresa’s Prayer Shawl Group, our CCS members, and newcomers join us at our second gathering of the Knitting Angels. It was a fun and productive gathering of ladies with varied talents in both knitting and crochet.  We compared and complimented each other’s tiny toppers in progress, and happily continued our new”tradition” of coming together to make hats for newborns to include in our layettes.  Stay tuned for info on our next gathering, and just keep knitting!!

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26
January

Sew a Mile for the Babies!

 
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Theresa and Cheryl with mountains of fleece!

 

Once again, we made our pre-dawn pilgrimage to Joanne’s Fabrics in Succasunna last week to purchase fleece for Blankets for Babies Day. The staff at Joanne’s generously and graciously opens the store early so they can help us gather, sort, and cut all the fleece we need.  Our purchase of fleece is made possible by a generous grant from Summit Elks Lodge #1246.  We are so grateful for their support, and have stretched their dollars using discounts and coupons—reducing our fleece cost to a mere $4.16/yd.  Can’t beat that!!  Even more impressive are these numbers: 

 

We purchased 481.5 yards of fabric, or enough to make 321 blankets. Taking into account the 12 inches of fringe on each blanket, and multiplying the linear feet by 4 since we sew two sides of the blanket then topstich the two sides again, we will sew 4,494 feet or 1,498 yards!  At 1,760 yards in a mile, that makes .85 MILES OF SEWING. Adding the 53 blankets that need partial sewing (in process from last year), that is A MILE OF SEWING FOR THE BABIES! 

 

We couldn’t do it without all of our helpers who cut, pin, iron, fringe, tie, and yes, SEW on Blankets for Babies Day!  Can’t wait to see you all on Wednesday, February 1st from 10 am to 8 pm at Memorial Hall! See our home page for more information and to sign up.

 


28
October

Making Tiny Toppers Together

 
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A dozen or so members and friends of the Christ Child Society of Summit gathered at Cynthia Tarantino’s house to make tiny toppers (baby hats) for our layettes.  From experts to beginners just learning to cast on, everyone had a blast—eating, chatting, and knitting!  Can’t wait for our next opportunity to gather together to KNIT!


Category: Events
22
October

Make a Difference Day (MDDAY)!

1
February

“The Luminary Effect”


Category: News
23
January
By Cheryl

Making a Difference...One Child at a Time


Category: Outreach
Tags: layettes
21
January
By Angeli

Fleece Adventure!

10
March

A Gift from a Child To Help Other Children


Category: Events
Tags: layettes
4
February

B4B Day Brings Us All Together!

3
February
By Lori

Tiny Toppers = knitted hats For babies!

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