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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Well, I did promise pictures, and in this, as so much else, I'm behind as always :)

The first picture (taken on my cluttered cutting table) is a snuggle that I've crocheted for donation to my local animal shelter. There was a fire at the shelter last week, and over 160 cats and other pets lost their lives. Mercifully, they died of smoke inhalation. Only 9 dogs, 2 cats, and a rat were saved. They need all the help they can get, and a snuggle is a very small but easy thing to give.

The second picture is a small top I've pieced from cotton scraps. I've been collecting 2" squares from eBay (and cut a few myself from my stash), and a good friend finds cotton scraps for me wherever she can (yard sales, you name it) so some of the fabric is recycled. This will be sandwiched, quilted, and bound, and also donated to the animal shelter.

I've also got a pile of crocheted squares that I've made for donation to Blankets4Canada, but they can wait for another post.

Now I'm off to wrap presents and finish decorating the tree. (I told you I'm behind on things!)

Happy Holidays to you and your families.


Quilting Newbie said...

What a wonderful idea. What size are you making your blankets for the animal shelter?

pwl said...

The finished size for this is 18 x 18", but the general guidelines can be found here:

I can't take credit for the idea. :) I like it because it gives me a chance to practise, while making something useful.

Catherine said...

The news about that fire was heart-breaking. I am so glad that people like you are helping out the animals!

pwl said...

Thank you for the kind words. Like you, I love cats (we have a few ;-)) and it hurt so much hearing what had happened. Every time I see a cat in a cage in a shelter - I want to bring it home. Unfortunately, that's not possible. So this is a very little thing, and hopefully it does help.