Saturday, November 13, 2010
No Sew Comfort Blankets
Lately we have been helping a local day care make comfort blankets for children in crisis shelters. Comfort blankets are inexpensive and easy to make. They make a beautiful donation and also a thoughtful gift. You will need polar fleece, a tape measure, and scissors.
To begin, cut off any salvage edges and then cut your polar fleece to the size you want. Then cut 4" X 4" squares out of each corner. Using a tape measure cut 1" X 4" strips along all 4 sides. Finally, tie a knot in each fringe piece as close to the blanked edge as possible and you are done.
I sit this morning watching the first snow fall of the season come down. So beautiful and quiet from where I sit in front of the fire; yet I can't stop thinking of the little ones who have no warmth and no home this morning. I think of their families and I hope that the love and warmth that was tied into each fringe is felt by the children that receive these blankets. God bless and keep us all as we head into this winter. In the holiday rush please do not forget to share the blessing that you have with those less fortunate. Take care.