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The church I attend; Westminster Presbyterian Church in Paducah, Ky has 3 charity projects. We make seamans scarves for the river workers, I use the Lion seaman scarf pattern with a bulky yarn. Our second project is making buntings along with hats and booties for premature babies. I use the Pound of Love most of the time. Our third project is making dishcloths for the Bellwood home. I use Lion Cotton. All of the projects I work on are crocheted.

I also make little birds. The pattern is just an egg shape with little wings and a beak. I use left over yarns to make the main body and I add little snippets of yarn (untwisted) for the hair. I put to waterbottle lids with beads, taped together, inside to make them a rattle. I stuff each bird and sew on the eyes, wings and hair. I give these to local charities that help new families with babies.

I have found great joy in making the items and giving them away. Just though you would like to know.


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