Sunday, September 13, 2009

Getting Up For School

I remember how hard it was to get up and get ready, don't you? If you rode the bus like we did, you probably had to get up that much earlier, too. Compared to what time I had to get up as a kid, Jake's got it pretty easy since we start waking him up at 6:45. Noticed I said "start." He'll eventually come into the living room where I've turned on Play With Me Sesame, a half hour take off show of Sesame Street. He never wanted to watch it or Sesame Street when he was smaller, but Play With Me Sesame has been a hit since school started. I love hearing him laugh at Elmo and Grover dancing or Ernie annoying the crap out of Bert.

He still grumps and complains while I'm cooking breakfast, and as I was doing so Friday morning, I peeked into the living room to make sure he was up.

This is what I saw...Bert, Ernie, and that blob on the couch.

Guess the blob is not quite awake yet, but I did hear a little laughter coming from it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Project Comfort

What is Project Comfort?

If you've never heard of a prayer shawl or a comfort shawl, this site called The Prayer Shawl Ministry can enlighten you on what they are and their uses. Basically, they are handmade shawls given to someone undergoing any type of change in their life, such as an illness or grieving, where a bit of comfort is needed. They can be knitted, crocheted, and quilted. Often, they are blessed by a minister or priest before being given to the recipient.

My plan is to make as many as possible to donate to our local hospital's cancer center, to anyone, or any hospital. I'm working on different patterns, including some with more of an open weave for the warmer months. I personally know that doctor's offices and clinics can be quite chilly even in the summer if you have to wait for long periods of time.

If you would like to donate yarn or make a monetary donation, it would be greatly appreciated and certainly be for a good cause. You may contact me at jks4690 "at" aol "dot" com. Also, if you are a knitter, crocheter, or quilter and would like to volunteer for Project Comfort, use the same address to contact me. I'd love to have your help!