Friday, February 26, 2010

WOW!!! Still recovering and sewing up from this VERY successful event

Monday, February 15, 2010

First Post - Knit a Square and Show you Care

Midnight, Monday-Tuesday. Can't sleep ... crochet on the brain!

I spent 11 hours yesterday (Valentine's Day) at the Swords Pavilions Shopping Center crocheting and knitting to raise funds and awareness for Haiti and Heart Children Ireland. Fabulous results and still more to do!

A fundraising event in aid of Haiti and Heart Children Ireland will take place on Sunday 14th February 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Pavilions Swords County Dublin. Get some sponsors and knit or crochet a square 6”x6”. The proceeds will go to Partners in Health an international charity in Haiti headed up by Dublin doctor Louise Ivers. The squares will be joined to make comfort blankets, which will be given to Heart Children Ireland to be given as a gift to children in the intensive care unit of Crumlin Hospital after their heart surgery. For more information, contact Máire by email:

@Maire: "Thank you so much, each and every one of you for all your hard work, for making our fundraiser today such a success and such an enjoyable day. We have 32 completed blankets, and over 300 squares (have to do an accurate count). Money handed in today from sponsorship, raffle donations etc came to e2000+ and there is more still to be handed in. A truly great day!!!! God bless, Máire"

This event was the combined brainchild of Maire and her committee of 6 friends in which I am very honored to be included. I've been looking for a worthy stash-buster and this was definitely the one! Although this was a special event on the day, the need and the work are ongoing. If you would like to contribute in any way, please get in touch anytime!