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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Saturday, 14 September 2013

Baby Baby

Good Morning All

Allsorts Challenge time again and guess whose turn it is to choose the theme,  yeheee, it's me!!!!!
The theme I chose is 'Baby Baby' so anything to do with babies, obviously.

Now you may have noticed that  this is not a card.!!!

I am showing you some of the hats that I knit with wool that is given to me by Linda from Animal Aid (one of the charities that I give my cards to ).

She has a stall on a local market to sell  the donated goods she gets and she gives me stuff that she thinks I can make use of.  So any odd bits of wool, she gives to me, 'cos she knows she  wont be able to sell them.
I knit these baby hats to go to babies and kiddies in Bucharest, ( see details below).  I give them to my MIL When she visits and she takes them back with her and gives them to Joan Elliot (Lions Charity) details of which is at the end of this post.

It does not matter what colour they are or how many colours are used on each hat.

Most of them are quite small but I do have some chunky wool to use, so I will use larger needles so they will turn out bigger.
As you can see, I use all small amounts of wool.  I,m sure the kids dont care how multi coloured they are.

I want to see any Baby creations - cards, layouts, gifts, any type of baby creation really.  I cant wait to come and visit you all.

Our sponsor this week is ---
Whiff of Joy    who  will give the  winner a  stamp of their choice.

Have fun.
Wendy L

This is the email I received after asking for a little detail of the charity where the hats are going -------

Hello Wendy
Thank you for your interest in the charitable work that I do. I belong to City of Liverpool Lions Club, and one of the projects that we have is to support the charity Children in Distress by providing toys, clothing and blankets for a hospice/orphanage in Bucharest.

The charity works with the sick, the incurably and terminally ill, those with HIV AIDS or Autistic Spectrum Disorders, the physically handicapped and those who face a daily challenge for life as result of accident, infection, genetic or birth defects, those who daily race discrimination or religious persecution , the socially excluded, the desperate and disadvantaged children and families, the poorest of the poor.

St. Margaret’s Hospice provides palliative and respite care for up to 15 children with chronic neurological disorders and multiple handicaps, who would otherwise barely survive in general children's  wards in the overcrowded state hospitals.

Many parents are unable to care for a disabled child and St Margaret's Hospice provides the care and treatment that a child may need. Whilst some parents will continue to visit their child many parents abandon their child at the hospice.

More detailed information can be found at the website ... http://www.childrenindistress.org/whatwedo.php

Thanks for reading.


Lozzy T said...

What lovely baby hats Wendy and you do a wonderful things for the charities...Hugs Lozzy xx

brenda said...

It's so nice when our crafty makes can help others in this way Wendy.

It's also good to show we are called Allsorts for a reason, that was the original aim of the challenge.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Sue said...

Your tiny baby hats are gorgeous Wendy, such a worthwhile cause and a great way to use up left over wool.
I will pass these details to my mum, she loves knitting and I am sure she would be glad to help.
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy. It breaks my heart when I think of the poor little abandoned mites and it's lovely to think that you're helping them. I'll pass some wool on to you next time we meet. Love your hats by the way.

Love Val x

Craftnut said...

This is a great cause and great hats! Happy Saturday from rainy Warwickshire Tracy xx

Naomi Edwards said...

Oh Wendy how sweet of you to help these beautiful children, they will all have very cozy warm heads this winter, your hats are gorgeous... this post melted my heart. hugs

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous hats and great that you have gifted them Ginny x

Sarah said...

What a fab cause you are supporting! Thanks for a great challenge this week x

Lorraine said...

These little hats are gorgeous Wendy, and you're helping such a worthwhile cause too.
Lorraine x

catherine said...

This is such a lovely thing to do Wendy and such a great cause to support. Your hats will be invaluable to them.
Thanks for such a great theme this week
x catherine

Jennifer Swandells said...

Your little hats are so cute, but when you read who they are for it really pulls at your heart strings. This is such a worthwhile cause that you are doing this for Wendy and I 'take my hat off to you' for getting involved. Well done to you for this and keep on knitting. Hugs, Jen xx
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Joan Macdonald said...

What a wonderful charity Wendy and your lovely hats will be truly appreciated.

Joan x

Fandhmum said...

You do some wonderful charity work, Wendy
Rosie x


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