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Old 07-07-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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West Coast / Central Oddball Baby Blankets
Hello friendly charity knitters and crocheters!

We work together to make Oddball Baby Blankets for charity. Our blankets will be made according to the requests of our local hospital(s), so keep watching this thread to see our guidelines.

purlingkitten will be the leader for the West Coast / Central Region Oddball Baby Blankets.

The West Coast / Central Region includes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

If you would like to volunteer to help make our blankets, please send purlingkitten a private message, and she'll help you get started!

Our project will begin in August, so let's start our plans!

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #2
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Hi all!

I wanted to let you know that I'm excited that I will be coordinating the West Coast Oddball Baby Blanket project.

Please forgive me if it's slow going at first. Sandy is bringing me up to speed with the knitters and geography.

I'll be doing some research about where we want to donate our blankets. If you have any ideas, please speak up.

Please let me know if you want to join our efforts and if you have any comments and/or suggestions.

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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Hey Chick! You know I will help you out! Of course, I will be involved with the Northeast crowd as well. Too cool!

I made a good contact today at a local hospital. I chatted with the Child Life Therapist for Pediatrics; she was very delighted to hear that we will have some baby blankets for her newbies. She didn't put any parameters on what I was suggesting, so I would have to say it was a very successful discussion.

I'll be in touch!
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:35 PM   #4
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Thanks Gail! You're an amazing gal...so energetic and enthusiastic. I know that ultimately, we're all here for each other. That's what makes these projects so special.

Talk to you soon!

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Here's a list of West Coast knitters...

jhelanee
Ladylou
pinnut3200
Tobinknit
PeattieWa
auntcrafty

We're blessed to have a couple of Ravelry members as well:

grannydani
nostash2big


Recruit your friends! Let's grow this group so we can knit up a bunch of blankets!

If you're interested in becoming a part of this group, please send me a PM.

Oh, and I'm trying to design a button, but I have no clue how to go about it. If anyone wants to help out with this, let me know.
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:bump: and being nosy -- how many of us are signed up?
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:bump: and being nosy -- how many of us are signed up?
Here's my list so far:

KH'ers:
jhelanee
Ladylou
pinnut3200
Tobinknit
PeattieWa
auntcrafty
Wyospinner
nannaknits

Ravelry'ers:
grannydani
nostash2big

We're growing!
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Hi! I wrote to Nathalie this morning and told her that I'd like to join.

One thing I'd like to add, I've worked Mother-Baby and NICU's, there are a lot of parents that need blankets and hats,etc. even if the hospital can supply a simple blanket. I've also worked on a total of eight reservations over the years, the govenment clinics give really nice baby packs to those moms who need them, not every American is so blessed.

I think the blankets should go to those in need of comfort.
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