It may be Sunday, but it’s a workday for me!
Girlnovember’s Lil’ Pillow Dude (LPD) In Progress
Longtime viewers of my Twitch Streams might remember the LPD’s. On Friday, I received an unexpected special order for not one, but two Lil’ Pillow Dudes! I had a really nice conversation with the customer regarding color choices, and how the LPD’s are constructed, especially regarding safety for small children. I started working on the first LPD Saturday. There’s still a lot to get completed, but I’m excited to get crafting these custom orders!
Despite two separate power outages today, I accomplished the goal of getting through a batch of face masks. 16 in total – a new record for me in a single day. And I gave my Bernina a quick tune up right before tackling the pleats. 🙂
Girlnovember’s Bernina Sport 801 & Face Masks
These masks are currently listed in my Etsy shop. A portion of sales will be donated to CCAP Winchester, VA (USA), a local non-profit that is funded solely by donations. In addition to operating a food pantry and clothing center, they assist those in need with rent, utilities and more.
My Etsy Shop Link: girlnovembercrafts.etsy.com/
I have an awesome community on Twitch! Over the past several months, many viewers have used their in-channel currency, which they earn while watching my broadcast, to fund various charity knitting projects. Many viewers have funded hats, scarves and yarn — and today, I was able to deliver the first batch of hats and scarves to the Loudoun County Homeless Services Center.
12 Hats & 4 Scarves Donated to Loudoun County – GirlnovemberCrafts | girlnovember.com
A total of 16 items, 4 scarves and 12 hats, were delivered to the Homeless Services Center. I want to thank the following viewers for their generosity and help with this donation: Viewers Gussoo, FlyinPinkMunki, WelshTroll, LoveOfAmi and Emoten, who funded hats and scarves. I need to also thank viewer Myra_Lotus, who kindly sent me a shipment of KnitPicks yarn to craft donation items, and several skeins were used in this batch. I am extremely fortunate to have a supportive and kind audience that wants to do outreach as much as I do.
So what’s next?
I have a few more items to make, but soon I’ll be sending out a shipment of items to “Warm Up America!”, also funded by in part by my viewers. 🙂
From The Heart Stitchers has received the first batch of donations shipped to them! This particular batch of scarves and hats was to support a Veterans Encampment in Ashland, VA. I want to thank two of my viewers, Probability Distribution and Siliun, for funding the yarn used in these projects. From The Heart Stitchers was very appreciative of the donations and said they’d be delivered to the group shortly.
Here’s a photo of what went in the shipment – 6 hats and 2 scarves:
Donations to charity From The Heart Stitchers
I’m really happy the items made it and will help out some folks in need. We all need more good news like this. 🙂
If you’d like to learn more about From The Heart Stitchers, or want to learn what items they are in critical need of, please visit their website here: https://fromtheheartstitchers.org/ . They are also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FromtheHeartStitchers/ .