Ahhhh September. The month in which you are so grateful for every hot day because you can see them disappearing soon. The month when asking "how was your summer?" is the greeting instead of "I cannot believe its so cold out here? It was minus 30 this morning for (*&$ sake. When is this freaking winter going to be over? What's it going to go down to tonight?"
Or is that just the standard Ottawa greeting?
In September, the letter-carrier and I also get to be girlfriends. I see her a lot more, as she's dropping off your fabulous boxes. And without further ado...
|SO Sarah (aka camrosegirl), Ann (aka hockeyfleck) and Cathie of Camrose Alberta sent in a lovely box of items. Above are 3 blankets by them.|
|And here are a bunch of itty-bitty socks. Ladies, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you adding the labels. You are saving the Warm Hands army lots of legwork (fingerwork?) on packing night.|
|And another blanket and hats by the same gang, with a pair of mitties thrown in for good luck.|
|This hat a mittens comes from Knits Yours, Knot Mine. Her zibbet shop can be found here. Sabrina, I love your stuff, and thank you so much for sending in the spinny hat and beautiful baby sweater.|
|Tina is from Greenfield Park, QC.Tina Martin, what is your rav name? At any rate, we looove your hats. The sizes are great, and you are a gifted pom-pom maker. How come my pom-poms always turn our scraggly, and yours are a poofy work of art?|
|And Barbara also made these gorgeous two-ply hats. They are larger sizes, which is always lovely for the older kids. I can just see some kids in Moosonee and Gjoa Haven turned out in Barbara designs.|
On a final note, we got an email from Vogue Knitting recently - looks like we're going to be featured in their Canada Gives column at Christmas time (Carlene, our VEEP communications will fill you in a bit more). Did you ever think when we started this journey together, that we would be here? Remember when the goal was 50 items to ship in total? We've got more than that in this blog post alone.
Thanks to all of you WarmHanders for planting those trees.