Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Knitting for Project Hope and Threads of Love

I'm busy knitting away on some very special, purposeful, tiny hats for a great cause. Enter Laura, of Splendor, a lovely woman and mother with a beautiful heart. She has spearheaded an awesome project called Project Hope

Laura is collecting items to be placed in boxes made by a wonderful organization called Threads of Love. They provide clothing, blankets and other handmade articles for tiny premature and sick infants, as well as for parents facing the death of an infant through miscarriage, infant death or stillbirth. Here's their mission statement:

"We desire to show God's love to the parents and loved ones of these babies in their time of uncertainty. Perhaps those who are experiencing incomprehensible pain may know a peace and serenity that extends beyond the situation. We want to simply be there to bring the unsaid message of God's presence and His infinite love and compassion."

You can read more about Laura's personal story and her special mementos here. What specifically are in these boxes you may ask? Here is a more concrete list from Laura of items that will be contained in the boxes:

-Tiny crochet hats and booties for shadow boxes {25 sets of blue or 25 sets of pink}
-Small teddy bear
-Small cross charm to be worn on a necklace or bracelet
-Small token coins with word Hope hand stamped.
-Christmas ornament
-Small lovie blanket
-Small bag with pink or blue ribbon for a lock of hair {25 of each color}
-Tags for hair lock bags with scripture verse- Matthew 10:30 "For even the very hairs on your head are numbered" 
-A small print with the verse Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to bring you HOPE and a future"
-Each box will include a printed prayer as well that has been donated. Moms can frame this prayer as a memory as well.  
-Burial gowns are also made for the baby and put into the box.

If you would like to be a part of Project Hope by contributing these special keepsakes to a family, giving a monetary donation, or help with decorating the boxes, click on the button below to find out more and get involved. 


Being a mother and a NICU nurse, this project hit very near to my heart, and I immediately wanted to be involved. I pray that God uses everyone involved to collectively be a comfort and a ministry to each recipient.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Warm up for fall!

Fall is here.

The trees have ushered in the the season with flaming torches quivering on their branches. We love to watch how each day transforms the leaves into a new more autumn saturated hue.

My refrigerators are loaded with apples after last weeks trip to the orchard.
Nothing like a fresh picked, juice running down your sleeves,
Everett is my sustainability champion. Waste not, want not.
Why pick from the trees when there are plenty of great apples right here on the ground?
Is there anything better than a big stick?

Lucky for us, this means a table full of harvest recipes piping hot and filling the senses with delight, from apple pork roasts to apple crisp.

This truly is one of my favorite times of year. 

Cooler weather also means my fingers are itching even more than usual to create some warmth on those needles! That means some new additions to the shop as well as many custom orders (thank you to my wonderful customers!)
Cashmere / Merino Boys Stripe Hat

A few new hats that are ready to ship as well as many to custom order.
Dusty Pink Cashmere / Merino Hat with Pearl Rosette Clip

Cashmere / Merino Wool Eyelet Band Hat with Rhinestone Rosette Clip

100% Organic Cotton Ladybug Hat 

Also, new detachable rosettes! They are mounted on an alligator clip (or brooch pin) so they can be attached to the hat as well as worn alone as a hair or clothing accessory.

The colors are stunning and the fibers sumptuous. Go grab something for yourself or your kids and use this coupon code so you can have 15% off!!


It's time to cozy up and enjoy the season!

All the best,


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