Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Blanket Showing Reception

I have been overwhelmed by the support for my Blanket Project. Last night MOMS Club of Camas hosted an Open House Reception in honor of the Remembering Rowan Blanket Project. MOMS Club Members, family, friends, and a few strangers who read about our project in the newspaper a few weeks ago, came to view the 44 crocheted (and a few knitted) blankets we have completed so far. We will be making our first donation to local hospitals as soon as we have attached the custom labels we made.

We have such a talented group of MOMS! Not just the talented crocheters, knitters and sewers making so many lovely blankets (and hats too!). One of our moms designed our new logo for our labels and blog header (notice the 2 Rs in the butterfly's wings, so perfect!), and did face painting for the kids who attended.

Another one baked an amazing cake draped with fondant blankets and inspired by the blue and lavender butterflies on one of the blankets I made.

Yet another created beautiful invitations and tags we tied on to each of the blankets to indicate who made or donated them.

The kids were fascinated by the lovely harp music my Dad provided, just as he did in the NICU as we said goodbye to Rowan on the day she was born. My friend Eva said it best, "His music allowed her to experience something beautiful in her short life." Providing comfort to other parents with these blankets is another beautiful thing inspired by and honoring her brief time with us.

It was an amazing celebration of our project. Thanks to all of those who have made it possible!

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