I've been sitting at my computer trying to decide where to begin. I'm still not sure. There are so many finished objects and so many things in the works. I'm busy with so many things. It seems that lately every free minute is used to sew a blanket or knit a hat for The Preemie Project. The great thing is that I'm spending my time doing something I enjoy. It doesn't get much better than that.
Anyhow, this is what my computer room looks like this evening. "Disclaimer-This is my mess and not my parents. I take FULL responsibility"
First is a picture of the corner of the room, which is next to my computer desk. Pictured is donations to The Preemie Project that I have already organized. Yes, this is what you would call organized chaos.
The next picture of the room is off to the left of the picture above. More organized chaos. This is where I sit on the floor to organize donations as the come in. That really ugly doll is used to size newborn hats.
Then as you turn left again you will see an even bigger mess than above. All along that back wall I have the donations lined up.
On the other half of the wall you will see more donations lined up, more chaos.
All in all I think that I have at least 15 boxes to get through. So what's holding me up? I don't have a color printer. NO, scratch that. I have a color printer, but it doesn't have a power cord. I need a power cord to be able to print donation tags. Anyhow I will have enough tags tomorrow to finally be able to get through this mess.
Why so many donations at once? The Preemie Project's Iowa Chapter is making a donation to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics NICU on Friday morning. For the past two months the volunteers have been knitting and crocheting pumpkin hats and booties. Some of them, including me, have been sewing pumpkin themed blankets as well. We're donating these items for the babies to wear the week of Halloween. We've created a pumpkin patch!
The volunteers have been sending in their pumpkin items the past couple of weeks. They have done such a fantastic job. I can't wait to see what the final totals will be. Here is a last-minute pumpkin hat, which I just finished this evening. I used Becky's Fruit Hat pattern. It is so easy and really quick. The best part is that it is done on double points. No seams!
I've also been working on finishing up my 12 pumpkin/Halloween themed blankets. Here are 10 out of hat dozen. Missing are 2 that I'm going to blanket stitch this evening.
Check out the Donation Photo Album to see the hats, booties and blankets the volunteers have made. They did a fantastic job! Stay tuned for a picture of everything to be donated on Friday.
To give you a better idea of how these items actually look with a baby, Hope will model some.