A hat to cheer and comfort

When we hear of a need, we respond. That's the beauty of being a small organization.

Amy and I attend a bible study at Park Ave. United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, and a number of women are connected to people who are battling cancer. In November, Tricia pulled out a few hats for her cousin, Glennan, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is beginning her treatment in Louisiana.

Patti also took a few items to cheer the life of her neighbor, a young mom who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. We encouraged them to select a few item so that the women had a variety of hats to pick from in order to match their outfits and moods that day. The beauty of having a friend get a few items for you is that then they don't feel as it they're being greedy by taking more than one item. And then the friend can also be comforted that she is doing something to help. It's a win-win.

May these items bring hope and comfort...

44 items in November 2015

In November 2015, you ladies brought 44 items to our meet-up to donate -- soft, creative, gorgeous hats and scarves and blankets. We know how much time and effort those take, and we're so grateful for what you do.

The ladies delved into a box of donated ribbon, dreaming up ways to use it. The consensus was that it would work well with the hats Bernice has been making that have gone like hotcakes!

 Tesha picked up hats from the Cambridge drop-off location prior to the meeting, and everyone enjoyed seeing what Lorraine Hertges had made this month!
 Josey showed off her first little red hat, and got right to work making a larger one with purple yarn that should be big enough to donate.

 Thanks for being the drop-off man! We waited to make our delivery to the VA in November in order to get Brenda's soft, chunky blanket. Tesha's will be done soon, too!

 Linda's challenge to herself for the month was not to use any yarn twice or repeat any pattern. Thus, her pile of donated hats was quit diverse! She made an earflap hat with granny squares, and discovered how to do the bobble stitch, among other things!