It has been such a pleasure to sew these blankets together. I am rather chuffed with how they’ve turned out. So many different contributors, so many different wools, so many different tensions and sizes… and it has worked. They’ve come together so nicely and are so full of love, kindness and warmth. Blankets full of hugs from people across Australia for children across the waters in poorer lands.
The children and I took the blankets to our nearest Save The Children store today to hand over the blankets. It was such a good feeling, the children were really excited too. It was so good that they too could be involved. They’ve been watching me knit , receive parcels and sew squares together for a couple of months now. We’ve had lots of conversations about how other children live and about how fortunate they are. We’ve spoken about the different ways we can all help others, including people much closer to home.
Originally I was going to post them, but I have to confess that I’ve got quite attached to these blankets. A small part of my everyday for the past couple of months has gone into them. In some ways they became friends. I felt anxious at the thought of them going astray in the post. Initially I felt a bit shy going in person but I’m so pleased that we did, not just for the children to be involved, but also to learn that the store had received many blankets ready to send OS.
… and now the blankets are on the next part of their journey while I’m sitting here at home feeling a little bit lost and lonely without them. A little bit sad that the project has come to an end