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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blankets for Fighters

It's that time of year again. The time of year where we seem to get just a little more busy our minds are filled with what the holiday season will hold. Gift lists are beginning to form. And we begin to loose our minds just a bit with all that needs to get done. It is also the time of year that I think about those that battle cancer.

Do you think you could spare about $12 this year and make something handmade for someone fighting cancer?

Like last year I'm looking to collect something made with love to give to cancer patients at CBCC in Bakersfield. You can read my post last year about why I chose this particular treatment center. This year I am collecting no-sew fleece blankets. #1- If you can tie a shoe you can make one of these (you can even do it while waiting for the kids to get out of school, watching your favorite sitcom, or child's sports game, or get those crafty kids of yours together and you can all work on one). #2- Chemotherapy can make you cold and many patients bring their own or use the treatment centers blanket. #3- There are kits available in fabric stores and online so yo don't even need to leave the house or be creative enough to match fabrics (even better Joann's is having a sale right now on those kits and they are $11.49). Amazingly simple I know.

This year you'll need to include a note with your blanket. Something simple, 'made with love by {your name}.' Something personal, 'I prayed for the recipient of this blanket. God bless, {your name}.' Include something that identifies you as the creator of the blanket.

If you are looking to send the blanket to me using the postal service please email me at for a mailing address. Those who live locally are welcome to simply drop off the blanket to my house or bring it to one of my holiday open houses.

(Please send your blankets in by Dec.4, 2011

...but of course if it isn't in by then we'll still take it!)