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While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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My Crochet Projects

My love of crochet goes back more than 60 years. Always making someone a new afghan, sweater, new baby items. When living in Florida became involved with Project Linus. The group did not stay together but I continued crocheting blankets. After retirement we moved to North Carolina near Asheville. They had a very active Project Linus group there. There were several times I did receive a thank you card from a greatful recipient. That always made me feel important of how my work was appreciated. I love to crochet and spend most of my evenings doing this. Four years my husband was ill and we decided to move again to Western Pennsylvania where he grew up. There was not a Project Linus group in the area, just a drop off point where I took several bags of blankets. Never heard from them again. Started going to a knit and crochet group in my area, making lapghans for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and Hospice. Still continue to do this but have also added a breast cancer group that I am making pink prayer shawls for. Had attended one of their special days 2 years ago and made 2 prayer shawls and found breast cancer shawl pins. They had the ladies draw numbers for these. Mostly I use Vanna yarns. They are soft and come in such a wide variety of colors. I always talk to others that knit or crochet and try to get them interested in donating. Even if they made just 1 it would be helpful to those in need. The ones that receive these blankets or shawls are so appreciative. I have gotten calls and letters from the sponsers thanking me for my time.

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