We Desperately Need Donations (But Not From You)

Over the summer, I tried to keep busy by crocheting blankets to donate to the church when they collect baby gifts in the fall. Unfortunately crocheting and knitting really mess with my Bell’s Palsy, but I pushed through finishing as many blankets as I could to welcome new life.

On Saturday I took my donations to the church to place in the collection cradle. As I set them down, a lady walked over to me and suggested that I might want to put my name and number with the blankets because she didn’t know if they would be accepted, you know, because of covid. Try as I might, I couldn’t figure out how a malt in a yarn covered sweater had anything to do with baby blankets. I looked down at the very, very few donations in the cradle and wondered if the family dropping off the bag of diapers got a similar warning. Somehow I doubt it.

As I picked my blankets up to take with me, the lady tried to herd me back to the cradle, saying that I could put them back in. (Mind you, everyone at this church is scared witless by covid yet the woman stood mere inches from me.) I told her no thank you: I knew of other groups that would welcome my gift and walked out.

Within hours, a different church gladly accepted my donation. They are experiencing a lock down baby boom and need lots of gifts to help welcome new members. Thank heavens the Protestants ’round here aren’t too scared to live.

Cairn terrier stalking prey

I told you you should have spent that time doting on me and not messing with that stupid yarn!

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Handmade afghan with roses and bows.

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20 Comments

  1. DEAREST KIND LADY. PLEASE DONT LET THAT WOMANS WORDS HURT YOU. I KNOW IT ISNT EASY. THERE IS MUCH KINDNESS … YOU ARE A PART OF THAT. HOLD ON TO THAT.THINK OF THE JOY THE RECIPIENTS WILL GET FROM YOUR LOVING WORK. ITS AS IF YOU WERE BEING DIRECTED TO THE SECOND CHURCH… CALL IT DIVINE INTERVENTION !! YOU KNOW I AM NOT A CHURCH PERSON… THAT FIRST PLACE CLEARLY MAKES ME KNOW WHY I AM NOT !! BUT.. ALL IS WELL… YOU WERE SENT TO THE SECOND PLACE FOR A REASON….. HUGSSSSSSS

  2. Your blankets are beautiful and I am glad you found a good home for them.

    I ran into a similar situation. I was getting ready to donate some of my gently used coats to help people who lost their homes in the Colorado fires and was told by the county officials they wouldn’t take used clothes due to the risk of COVID.

  3. I felt this way when I started making masks. I asked who needed them and got a list of requirements before they would be accepted. Okay, never mind, my friends and family aren’t that picky.
    Bless you for doing this, and I agree – you were sent where you were needed and that’s a wonderful thing

  4. Try as I might, I couldnโ€™t figure out how a malt in a yarn covered sweater had anything to do with baby blankets. Thought you’d slip that one by us, didn’t you? Uh uh, not a chance. See, I do read all the words not just admire the photos. Those are beautiful and cozy creations. It’s too hot here just now – 90 degrees+ – but at some point a warm fuzzy will be most welcome. I think I went to grade school with Rose Afghan, nice girl, didn’t say much. Anybody unwilling to accept your donations…well…I’d unleash the hound and sic The Tobestaer on their ankles.

  5. Shame on that lady!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ก
    Thanks and YAY for you for your willingness to create such amazing and beautiful blankets to donate!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Moms and babies will find such joy in the warmth and love they feel when they receive one of your blankets!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I saved all the made-with-love homemade blankets my kids received when they were born. And when they grew up and moved on to their own careers and homes and families I gave them the blankets. They treasure them! ๐Ÿ™‚
    HUGS!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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