Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cleaning Up...and all

Our town is cleaning up after the flood. Many homes have huge piles of all their ruined belongings on the curb. Now carpeting, drywall and such is appearing in those piles as well. The Red Cross is in town giving assistance to those who need it. I don't know how they are going to clean up some of the homes....such a mess. It really makes me think about what the south is still dealing with after Katrina. Our flood was so small compared to Katrina, but many families are dealing with losing so much that is important to them. We were very fortunate at our home. Our garage flooded and we are making our pile of stuff that was ruined, but we had no damage in our home.
I've started a short term project and I'm making pretty good time on it. I'm crocheting a blanket for Tricot du Coeur. We are making blankets for Victory Junction Camp. Children with many different health problems get to attend camp free...it looks like a fabulous place. Each child also takes home a Teddy bear and a handmade afghan. The only requirement is size and bright colors. The deadline to donate through Tricot du Coeur is March 30 so if you have time you might want to check it out. I'm pretty sure you can donate a handmade blanket at any time directly to the camp as well.

Since this is a ripple blanket, I'm also joining the Ripplealong gang.


Judy said...

I've been wondering how you guys have been doing. Glad to hear things are getting better.
I love that blanet, the colors are beautiful. I will go and check out that site.

Garden_Antqs said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'd love to be one of your first members. Thanks so much for considering me, Theresa

Julie said...

I have been thinking about you. I am so glad that the flooding did not get worse...and that water did not get into your home.

Adorable blanket!

Plain Jane said...

beautiful crocheted blanket. great colors and a wonderful thing to do for those kids. Glad you didn't have too much damage in your home!

Julie said...

...thinking about you. Please check in to say hi soon.

Kelly said...

I just received this info from our homeschooling group and thought of you, you may likely already have the info ..but thought in case not I would pass it along....
Today and tomorrow is the Chicagoland Massive Antiques Market at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. It features exhibitors displaying and selling thousands of antique treasures including country furniture, fine porcelains, art, old toys, pottery, vintage phonographs, advertising, art glass, jewelry, amber, collector plates, primitives, post cards, linens, coins, kitchen collectibles, lamps, plus much more. The site is www.zurkoantiquetours.com.

Stay warm!!!

kelly in Chgo.