Day 243 – Project Linus – Make a blanket day

Linus and his blanket : )

Today is Make a Blanket Day! The organization Project Linus sets aside the third Saturday of February every year to band together and make blankets for children.

“As Charles Schulz’s Linus character from the PEANUTS® comic strip was comforted by his blanket, Project Linus strives to do the same and more for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.”

To plan our blanket making projects, we’re starting with breakfast here:

My blanket : )

To keep with the spirit of the event I pulled out a quilt my Grandma Lola made me when I was 15. I was VERY into rainbows back then so she made me a “Rainbow” quilt. I’ve used it for so many years that some patches are wearing out, the quilting has pulled out in some places and now I keep it stored carefully to prevent any further damage. Today its making a very special one-time appearance : )

Pink/purple end

 Keeping with the colors she chose I’ve matched the dishes to the squares they sit on. This end of the table is lavender, pink and turquoise, and we brought in the vintage glass set in various colors to keep track of our water glasses while working!

Red, orange, yellow end of table

I stopped at Le Boulange while walking the dog and picked up a variety of pastries, from a sugar brioche to a sticky bun dripping with pecans and glaze, I think we’re set for the morning : )

You can check out the Project Linus organization here:

http://www.projectlinus.org/index.html

I know several kids that received blankets in a time of crisis from an organization like this and it makes a huge difference in their lives. If you sew, pull out some of your fabric scraps and whip something together. They make it easy and you’ll not only feel good about helping someone out but clear out some of that extra fabric : )

Tomorrow – A little bit of gold, a little bit of black

123 days to go!!

2 comments to Day 243 – Project Linus – Make a blanket day

  • Aunt Donna

    What a great table scape. I love doing blankets for Project Linus. Project Linus has very few restrictions so blankets can be knit, quilt, crochet or whatever you create.

  • Angie

    Wonderful, I love that you used the quilt she made for you. and the clors are so fun like food for the eyes. I will be forwarding this to my Aunt how has been part of the Linus project for many years. She will love it.

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