It's been a crazy week. Which is odd since we had the week off from school for President's Day/Week. I spent most of it at school rehearsing the kids for thier upcoming performance of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown". It's going very well, and sets are being built, costumes are almost done, the program is almost finished and ready to go to the printer, and other various and sundry things are well underway if not completed. It's been an exhausting week. And on top of it, most of the kids in the cast are involved with the Odyssey of the Mind Competition, so they have been working in their groups getting skits ready for the regional competition which is today at a local college, so they must be much more tired than I. But then again, maybe not - they're teenegers and well, I'm not. And haven't been for several decades....
I finally got the pics downloaded from the Project Linus Make a Blanket Day we did at school last Saturday. I have about 25 blankets ready to donate to one of the local chapters. Never having organized such an event before and not knowing what to expect, it was actually a very pleasant day. We had about 35 people show up during the day to make a blanket - adults as well as kids. There were quilters, knitters (four members of a local knitting group), crocheters, and many people made fleece blankets (you know the ones, where you put two layers of fleece material together, cut strips in the edges and then tie them together). It was pretty cool to watch everyone get to work making their blankets, but also the commeraderie in the room was truly special. A couple of the teenegers were knitting (and I was really pleased at the number of kids who knew how to knit - I guess it's not as much a lost craft with the young ones as I thought) and getting pointers from the ladies of the knitting group (and they invited the kids to knit with them at their weekly meetings, which I thought was really awesome!). So, it also became a kind of a bonding thing as well between people of all ages. Even bonding between kids who normally don't hang together were helping each other to make blankets, share stories, and laugh. Yeah, there was a lot of laughter during the day as well. And food. LOTS of food - we asked people to bring a dish to pass, and that they did. No one went way hungry.
So, here are a couple pics of the final blankets. It was a fun day, with a lot of comfort to give to little ones in need.
Have a great day.