437: Handmade for the Holidays 2010 Recap!

Handmade for the Holidays rocked again this year!

Beth and I collected over 200 handmade items which we handed over to Cape Cod organizations WeCan and The Family Pantry.

Look at this mountain of knitted hats, scarves, sweaters and mittens brought in by local knitters!

We are so thankful for our Cape Cod creative community that has risen to the occasion two years in a row. Many people saw it in the paper and dropped off bags of items---- one person even brought in 60 pairs of mittens! All handknit! Amazing.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone!

(Um, someday I will be organized enough to list  everyone who donated knitted items or supplies. Alas, today is not that day. I do have them all written down.....in different places.)

 Many of our online fabric peeps sent stuff in, too:

Big thanks to Ollive and Ollie, Karamat and Way Cool Kid!

A bunch of amazing quilts were donated too, and we have decided to hold a raffle with them in February---- stay tuned for a chance to win a quilt by Alissa Haight Carlton from Handmade By Alissa, Heather Braunlin-Jones from Olive and Ollie, John Adams aka Quilt Dad, Elizabeth Hartman from Oh,Fransson!, or the Swoon quilt in green donated by the generous folks at Andover Fabrics! Dang, that is going to be an awesome raffle, yo!

A handful of people took us up on our Wednesday night craft circles where we  drank cider and ate cookies as we worked on our projects together. Thank you, girls, for bringing so much laughter and heart into my life!

( I may have said "BLUE STEEL!" right before this pic was snapped. Photo by the lovely James Joiner.)

Front: Amanda Crouch-Smith. Middle row left to right: Su Wasseluk, Beth Dunn, Amy Walenga, Jess Melgey, Stacey Hedman, Chrissy Caskey. Back: me!

Other craft circle gals that were absent on picture day: Michelle Law, Fran Sullivan, Suzanne Whiteside, Cindy Caughey, Diane Foster, Yukimi Matsumoto.... please forgive me if I left anyone out!

Thanks again, everyone!

(Will blog more on the quilt raffle after the holidays! You won't want to miss it!)

xo,

melissa