Saturday, 16 November 2013

Packed Up and Nearly Ready To Go

A big thank you to everyone who has helped to fill the boxes for the Syrian refugee's.


Sent down to London last week and today the Hand in Hand for Syria team along with local volunteers are helping to crate up all the items that have been collected for the Great Winter Drop. I wish that I lived closer so that I could help too.

So what was in the boxes


My stuff, lots of things to show you in more detail later.


Jean from the craft Fair


Day Unit Blanket
Thanks mostly to Hilda 87 years old and partially blind
Judy 85 years, Carolyn 82years.

Lynn-Beth from Loving Hands
Diane from Loving Hands
Ann from Loving Hands
Barbara from Loving hands
Maria from the Day Unit
Maria is 92 years old and donated these woollen blankets because she can no longer knit as she is blind and has arthritis in her hands.
Phylis from the Day Unit 82 years
Doreen from the Day Unit 75 years.
Maisie from the Day Unit 85 years
 
final count

Blankets- 9
Scarves- 16
Hats - 41
Mitts/gloves/fingerless - 35pairs
cardigans/tops/jackets - 14

socks - 33 pairs (knitted and bought)


An amazing effort thank you so much to everyone who has helped, we are now working to fill more boxes for the Big Spring drop.


Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

  1. I feel warm just looking at all those things. I sent some hats and scarves off to Operation Orphan so hopefully they will get to where they are needed.

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  2. There's so many nice things - what great ladies to help out so generously. :)

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  3. You put my little effort to shame! I posted ten blanket squares to Lily yesterday. What a great bundle you've gathered together from all your talented friends. It's wonderful that you enlisted the help of the ladies from your day unit ... they were probably thrilled to lend a hand. Everything looks so beautiful, and you know they will all be well appreciated on the receiving end. Well done Linda ... you're an inspiration!! Now I hope you take a brief moment to relax ;) Wendy x

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    1. Thank you Wendy and yes you are right the ladies were very happy to help and wished that they could have done more. it's lovely that you have posted those squares to Lily nothing is ever too small everything counts and will be appreciated. :)

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  4. Oh wow. That is so wonderful. They will be so pleased to receive them xx

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    1. Thank you Maggie, I wished I could have helped with the distribution, :)

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  5. There sure is a lot of hard work and love put into those boxes Linda! Good for all of you!!!
    xx Shari

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    1. Than you Shari we all really enjoyed it, we love a challenge. :)

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  6. That is wonderful. I hope my bits and pieces that I sent to the appeal in the Red Cross Shope help too. Every little helps. What a wonderful effort from such dedicated crafters truly in their prime x

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    1. Yes Linda of course they will help. :)

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  7. Well done Linda, you've done a brilliant job. What with your own items, the sewing up of the wonderful Day Unit Ladies blanket and collecting the Loving Hands items. Take well deserved break before starting for the Spring drop - you deserve it !!

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  8. Thanks Julie, I was going to take a break but it only lasted a few hours, I have to be doing something or I go crazy, I'm doing some Christmas stuff and preemie hats, nice and easy. :)

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  9. Congratulations to you and the wonderful ladies on such a huge and successful effort Linda, I'm sure everything will be very well received and appreciated! Hugs, Joy x

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  10. WOW!!! That is such a great collection of yarn projects, made with lots of love. It touched my heart to read that even elderly ladies collaborated. This is truly a work of love, and I am sure will be very much appreciated. Wonderful, Linda!!!

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  11. How wonderful that you had so many helping hands making and donating such lovely items. Knitting/crocheting really is such a lovely skill as there are so many ways in which to create and give back. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy, yes you are so right. :)

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  12. Wow how great this donation is!
    These are a lot of use full items that will be well received Im sure.

    Great work.

    -Birgitta

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  13. This is truly amazing to see it all together, a tremendous contribution to all who contributed. Every item will be used and welcomed, well done Linda for getting it all organised and well done to everyone who helped xxx

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    1. Thank you Linda, we had a lot of fun making this stuff, it's great to set yourself a challenge. :)

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  14. That's great there are so many wonderful knitting things here and I'm sure they will love them in Syria where it's needed.

    Lisa
    www.needlesandwool.blogspot.com

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