Recently I got an email from someone – Hi Jen! – who had happened to meet one of my dear readers while donating some things to a cat shelter – That reader’s name is Karen, but which Karen? Hello000??. . . Karen? Thank you so much for thinking of me and the foster kids! – Anyway, Jennifer and Karen got chatting about donating stuff and Jen mentioned that she had a bunch of stuffed animals that she wanted to give to a charity but hadn’t yet found just the right place.
Long story short, the right ‘place’ turned out to be alottastitches, so Jennifer and I got together at the library where I drop off my blankets – Her folks happen to live in the same town. How cool is that? – and we moved Nine bags of stuffed animals from her car to mine.
I’ve only emptied a few bags so far and yet it still looks as though a toy factory has exploded!! lol.
I stopped counting once I hit 100. My guess is that altogether there are at least 200!
200 fuzzy little buddies to comfort 200 children entering foster care. WOW!!
Here’s a small group shot to give you some idea of the variety and high quality.
While I go through the bags I’m watching for bunnies to put in next year’s Easter baskets
and Christmas buddies to go with Christmas ripples.
I got rather excited about that little Santa hat because cute teddy has been waiting on a shelf in my craft room for several months now.
Sadly, he came to me with hot glue smeared on the back of his head!
I thought that someday I would crochet a hat for him. There’s no need for that now. Yay!
A few of the Beanie Babies will become Bingo Prizes at the local nursing home. – Seniors like fuzzy buddies too! – And since DCF doesn’t have alot of storage space, I’ll put only a dozen or two, depending on their size, into each bag of blankets I give for the next few months.
Thank you, Jen. Thank you, Karen.
I wanted to do something more for Jennifer than to just say ‘Thank You.” If it was either spring or summer I would have taken her a Big Bouquet of Flowers from our gardens, but it’s November. She mentioned that she crochets, so I gave her these crochet books. shrug. I hope at least one project will catch her eye!