Often, one of the best things about making something is the joy of sharing it with another person. Admittedly, there are plenty of things I keep for myself, like the photo plaque I made last week, but more often than not, I like to give things away to bring a smile to someone else. If you’ve been stopping by for a few weeks, you’ll know that our Bible Study group recently decided to make a difference in our community by making blankets to give away. Initially, we were going to make them for hospitalized children, but as we called around to the hospitals, we found that Project Linus is already doing a fantastic job of keeping them supplied. They didn’t really need any more blankets, so we decided to shift our focus to a group that often gets overlooked; the patients in our local nursing home.
We decided on no-sew fleece blankets so that everyone could participate, no matter what their crafting experience was. We bought the fleece a few weeks ago, which was an adventure, and this past Friday night, we got together for pizza and blanket-making. The dads watched the little ones while the ladies worked on tying lots and lots of knots…I was literally still tying in my sleep! Here’s how to make a blanket of your own: