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Where: Orton Waterville Methodist Church.

When: Thursday 13 December at 10.00 am.


December’s Stitches

I have been writing this blog for a long time now, but this is the first occasion where I have also been responsible for editing and actually posting online, so please bear with any technical hitches!

We had 15 members present for our preChristmas meeting, and as usual a wonderful array of things.


Anne has made up our squares, mentioned last month, into a lovely double bed size blanket, which I know will be really appreciated by someone.


Hats, scarves and socks have been handed over to the winter night shelter, and have been very gratefully received. More have come in this month, and will be just as welcome.

Hats and scarves

We have a pattern and sample of a fantastic neck warmer which is needed for Mission to Seafarers, or of course for anyone else who finds an ordinary scarf just gets in the way!


We have added two more ‘outknitters’, people who can’t get to meetings, but still wish to knit for us. Another lady is supplying the wool for one of these knitters, so a huge ‘Thank You’ to all three.

A lot of our wool comes from donations, often left overs from other projects. We now have a new source. Our Project Linus link has a friend working for one of the shopping channels. After things have been featured in the TV shows anything unsold is put in a skip. What a waste!  And this isn’t just craft materials, but anything which is featured in a show! However, thanks to our links, the manager has given permission for anything which can be saved from the skip can be donated to charity. So we are the beneficiaries of any wool which is unsold. Obviously we have to have whatever is available at the time, but with our wide variety of projects it can all be used.

Christmas food came to the fore this time – thanks to Lynne again. You’ll see by the photos I didn’t quite get the camera up in time before the plates were depleted.

Mince pies

Mention has to be made of the Christmas card made for us by Anne. After the arrival of the wise men with their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrhh, the wise women arrive with their blankets, hats, scarves, twiddlemuffs etc.

Christmas card

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25: 40). Thank you girls for the hope you give to so many people. Happy Christmas.