I also have at least 15 kits to be made into blankets for those that have donated money, or that don't want to buy material from JoAnn's. I was there the other day looking for a particular material that someone wants, and the fleece was $10-$13.00 a yard. That is entirely too expensive for fleece. Anyway, I have kits in all colors and patterns for sale for $15.00 (for the entire medium-sized blanket!). Five of them are promised already, but I'm sure you will be able to find something that you would like to work on. They keep coming up with the cutest prints! I always have a box of kits in my trunk that are for sale and have already been washed and are ready to go. That way when I travel to different meetings I can provide material also. Have fleece kits, will travel!
I am so proud of what these groups are doing. The momentum is building and I know that Star of Hope will be thrilled and surprised at what we have been able to accomplish this year. We now have three groups working on blankets, scarves, and hats - the Lots of Knots, and Books Too! group, the Word of Life group, and the Low Vision Club Group. Everyone is doing a great job and I am so happy to be a part of each group and get a chance to meet and visit with these wonderful women. I decided to wait and talk to sponsors next year, so I deleted that webpage and added a Today in History and a Quote of the Day page. It is something fun to read.
I am hearing excellent things about our book this month, and I can't wait to get started. I smashed one of my fingers with a big rock while working in the yard the other day (no I wasn't trying to get out of doing yard work :), so my blanket making is on hold until my finger is healed. Hopefully that means I can get some reading done.
I have also been busy researching a trip that we are going on in September. We are going to visit the Holy Land with some of the people that I met in the Word of Life group. We are very excited about it. I have also been researching used pianos because I want to start taking piano lessons again. I played a little when I was younger, but it was very difficult for me. I am hoping that I will get the hang of it this time. Also, it is supposed to be good for the brain, and that old clock is ticking away faster and faster each day!
I have two private blanket lessons that I am giving on Tuesday, May 11, so we will not have our morning meeting in May. If anyone needs a refresher course, feel free to call me and let me know that you want to join us that morning - or another time. The evening meeting should be well attended, as the book is good and I think everyone is back in town. I loved seeing what everyone was working on at the last meeting. We have such a great group. Feel free to bring a friend along to the May meeting.