Saturday, August 27, 2005

We're making progress!

GOOD NEWS!

Sweaters and other baby items are arriving. Thanks especially to Patti and Debbie who's sweaters arrived and in excellent condition. They are adorable. I also went to Los Gatos on Thursday and picked up a box of blankets and sweaters.

We're expecting another dozen or so sweaters to arrive on pledges. It looks like we've been able to put together a really nice grouping of baby blankets, sweaters, booties, caps, and even a full crib size quilt from a non knitter that saw this group of messages.

My husband is amazed at how we seem to come together on the internet and extend our help in everyway that we can to provide for those that are less fortunate. I just can't thank everyone involved enough. I hope that you are all reaching around and firmly giving yourselves a good ol' pat on the back for standing up to be counted and helping this cause. You are really a fine bunch of people.

I'll put up the final figures of items that are going to San Diego to the Moms at Camp Pendleton.

I'm also going to do my best to take some pics and post them to this site, and perhaps I'll be able to get off my lazy bunz and develop some sort of web site to keep everyone in the loop on where we go from here. Some email has indicated that this would be a good project to do on a quartly basis. Let us hear from you on this blog if you favor such a project. I'd like to have some sort of committment and show of hands before we dive into this project further.

Don't be silent - let us all have a say in how to proceed.
Thanks again.
Dianne

6 Comments:

Lu said...

Di,
I put my package in the mail this morning - priority so it should be there on Monday. Two pair of socks and a cardi to add to your totals :-)

10:54 PM  
Eva said...

Things have been hectic for me lately, but I *do* want to help out. I would love to see this project happen on a quarterly basis.

9:43 AM  
Cindy said...

I missed out on this one but I would like to help in the future.

1:30 PM  
Di said...

Lu,
Thanks for the lovely baby carti that arrived this morning.

I'm hopeful that more will arrive.
I've got to go out to
Pleasant Hill to pick up several from the Adult School knitting class.

I've got people yet to email to see if they have or will send in their pledge soon. What a terrible time for me to have a new computer, as I've not yet transferred over all my email contacts. YIKE!!!

Will let you know the totals that are being shipped. I'm in the middle of tagging everything now!
Di

8:06 PM  
Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Di, I just discovered this group. Please, please, don't stop! If this were a quarterly thing, I'd love to contribute. I cast on a little pair of socks just now, in fact, after seeing this group.

Rainy

11:35 PM  
Di said...

Rainy,
Perhaps after the people of NOLA are saved and secure in a safe and disease free environment, we can get back to this project. But for now, I'm going to continue to tag and then ship the sweaters and blankets we've received. I thought of sending these to the Red Cross, but I've committed these items to the outreach in San Diego already and I don't want the moms at Pendleton to think they've been pushed aside.

So many things to do and so much to give and i'm feeling so much overwhelming emotion that I don't know where to begin.
Di

1:18 PM  

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