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Saturday, November 19, 2011

2011 update

Well, 2011 has been a productive year for Handmade Hope!  The tally is in, and as of 11/18/2011, we have made and distributed 1778 hats, 12 fleece blankets, 48 lap robes, and 5 prayer shawls to local cancer centers, hospitals, and nursing homes.  

We've gotten countless emails and notes from patients and providers thanking us for what we do.  It is truly heartwarming; however, it's a bittersweet experience, as many of our own group members and/or close family members are currently battling cancer as well.

This may sound like a cliche but I know it's true for all of us: We hold every one of these patients; friends, family, and strangers alike; close to our hearts and send them love. I personally count my blessings every day that I am healthy and happy, and also that we have found a way provide some love and comfort to those who are not as fortunate right now.

On a lighter note - I found a few super fun cute patterns to share:

For some fun right in time for Thanksgiving, check out this link:
How cute is that little turkey hat?!?

Or maybe some adorable elf hats for Christmas?

Thanks again to everyone who has made this such an amazing year.   I am so proud and so thankful for every single person that has taken up the call to help.

Have a blessed holiday season everyone...and keep crafting!

--Kristie <3