Bertie’s Blankets

Wow! I didn’t mean to be absent for so long from the blog!

And, since I haven’t posted in so long, I still haven’t shared my friend Sam’s donation project: Bertie’s Blankets. Sam decided to make some blankets to donate to Trinity Hospice in honor of her Dad and the care he received there. Initially, she is putting together 3 blankets to donate. Two of these are knit/crochet blankets, either an aran/worsted weight sampler afghan or a scrappy sock yarn blanket. The other is a wonky log cabin quilt. If you’re interested in donating squares for any of these blankets, here are the guidelines.

I have contributed squares for two of the blankets. First up is the sampler afghan:

Aran Squares

Just recently Sam received enough squares to complete this afghan. However, Bertie’s Blankets is an ongoing project so new squares are always welcome :)

Since I’ve been sewing more recently, I also made some squares to add to the wonky log cabin quilt.

Wonky Log Cabin

I plan to post again next week so I can share several squares and other items I’ve made relating to the Denver Quilt Guild. Thanks to anyone who is still here and reading after my long hiatus! Enjoy your day :)

* Thanks, Sam, for the beautiful pictures of my squares!

Another Successful Knit-In!

This past Saturday was Kaps for Kendall’s 2nd Annual Knit-In to Knit Away FA. I had a great time knitting hats with the other 40 or so women who were there that day!

It was a fun day of knitting, random prize giveaways and learning more about Kaps for Kendall. Since they started in 2004, Kaps for Kandall has raised over $90,000 for the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, and they have donated over 3,000 hats to people in need!

Knitting, knitting, and more knitting!
Kennedy and Charlie check out the goodies.

Knitters brought in 360 hats to donate on Saturday! I want to thank Mrs. C, a friend’s mom, who crocheted several hats to donate. I’m not sure how many hats we actually knit on Saturday, but for every hat finished the knitter popped a balloon. There was a lot of popping throughout the day, and there weren’t any balloons left by the end of the day!

I donated this light blue hat when I arrived on Saturday, and knit the other 3 during the event. The pattern is fibre space Beanie Hat knit with Caron Simply Soft, held double.

I want to send a big THANK YOU out to everyone who donated to this wonderful cause!! We were able to raise over $5,200 for the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund! Hopefully we’ll be able to do even better next year :)

Amy Butler’s Raffle For Relief Efforts

Raffle for Relief Efforts from Amy Butler!

Do you like all things Amy Butler? Does it make you happy to help those in need? Then you should check out the fabulous raffle Amy Butler has put together!

Hello Friends-

It has been three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and just over two months since the tornados and flooding throughout the Southern United States. They are slowly recovering and rebuilding from these disasters but help will be needed for years to come. I have put together a raffle to help support the relief efforts in these areas.

Here’s the scoop on the raffle:

-Tickets are $10 each, purchased through paypal
-There will be 3 winners, each receiving a Sweet Life Bag full of goodies
-100% of the proceeds will be sent to The American Red Cross
-Tickets are on sale now through July 7th, Click Here or follow the directions below to get your tickets
-Any questions can be sent to

Please share this message with friends & family and on your blog or facebook page so everyone can get involved! Thank you so much for your help in this effort!

With love and gratitude,


How to purchase a raffle ticket:

1 – Log into your Paypal account, if you don’t already have an account Click Here to sign up
2 – Click on the Send Money tab
3 – Please send money to: 
4 – Enter the amount of money you would like to donate, each ticket is $10, feel free to purchase multiple tickets. Please make sure the donation is in US dollars.
5 – Please mark your payment as a Personal Gift
6 – Hit continue
7 – You will be shown a review of your payment, review your details and make sure to enter your name and email address in the “Email to recipient” section so we will be able to contact you if you are chosen as a winner.
8 – Click Send Money

This not only sounds like a great way to help people affected by those natural disasters, but also a great chance to win some awesome goodies from Amy Butler. Good Luck!