Sunday, June 7, 2009

Nest :: 2009

Although midsummer is just around the corner, with a bounty of wonderful things to eat and do, autumn is on my mind. Shhh....I don't say that too loudly. It seems to disturb my friends and neighbors. In truth, it brings me joy to think of hats, mittens, and socks, even as days grow warmer and warmer. And hats, mittens, and socks are at the top of our list for Nest this year.


Last year most of the donations we received were distributed in the Ft. Kent, Maine, area. They were given to children and adults at schools, hospitals, and day care centers. Laura, our contact in the Ft. Kent area, tells us that children's hats, mittens, and socks were the most popular items. Especially in unisex colors. So, more please! Some of your donations went to an elementary school in southern Maine. We also spoke to the coordinator for a refugee resettlement organization who is interested in accepting clothing for new members of our community.


We are setting a deadline of September 1, 2009. But no worries if you send it later. We can always find a home for donations, so the P.O. box will remain open all year. Although we are asking for rather basic items, feel free to send along other projects, too. We will accept small blankets, scarves, cowls, even sweaters and vests.

Enjoy your spring and summer. Keep that traveling basket stocked with yarn, needles, and hooks. Is there anything more wonderful than creating for others in the company of loved ones? I think not.

We hope to hear from you in the fall!
Peace,
Jean

11 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you're doing this again! I'll definitely try and make a few items.

maltagirl said...

hooray, you are back! I loved being a part of this most excellent project last year! I am so happy to see you are running it again! Maybe we could run a west coast chapter this year as well????

meredithwinn said...

glad to see you nesting again! maybe this will be the summer i learn to crochet. you are an inspiration, my friend, and i can't wait to see the excitement build as the nest begins to fill!

vintagechica said...

Perfect! I was just thinking of bring a crochet hook with me to Nicaragua as it is easy and not so pointy. But knowing that Nicaraguans do NOT need warm hats, this seems to be the perfect destination.

Wooohoo! And yay for Nest!

the craftivist said...

excitement! i was hoping you'd start this up again - i'm going to post about it to my blog this week, and will get some patterns and yarn queued up!

Jess said...

Thanks for organizing this again! I'll get my needles.

Begorra Girl said...

Jean - So glad to find you (from Soulemama). I'm originally from Caribou and still have lots of family in Northern Maine. I will get knitting for your cause =)
Enjoy your summer!!!! Erin

TD wool design said...

you're on my happy to-do list! :-)

Mary Jane said...

I can send some, but after September 8th! Need 'em for a class but after they can travel!

valkuan said...

Hi Jean, Will send a bigger box of goodies this year. Good job!

Camilla / Bloom said...

Found your blog today...love it and would love to help out.