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PMLC Soul Stitchers for Project Linus

Meet the Soul Stitchers of Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas. We formed our group about a year and a half ago to teach women from our church how to knit, crochet, and cross stitch and to make afghans to donate to Project Linus. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month to work on our projects and to have dessert, of course!

In September of 2003, we collected 56 afghans to donate to the local chapter of Project Linus. We attached the name of the person who made the blanket and the church’s address to each afghan and have received some very heart-warming thank you notes from the recipients.

Five of the blankets were sent to an orphanage in Honduras, Central America. The Director of the orphanage said, “Even though we are located in Central America, it still gets cold here at night and the blankets we received were truly a blessing.” He enclosed pictures of some of the children at the orphanage and pictures of our blankets on their beds.

Two of the blankets went to California, one to a young girl who was undergoing chemotherapy and another to a family who lost all of their belongings in a house fire. Both letters echoed the same sentiments: “God bless you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the comfort that gift has given.” “…know your efforts are appreciated.”

This fall, we hope to collect even more afghans for distribution because we realize how important this project is and how many lives we’re touching out there in the world.

Thank you to Lion Brand Yarns for creating such beautiful yarns for us to work with. We especially enjoy working with your Homespun yarns. The color assortment and texture of this yarn makes it a joy to work with.


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