On June 26th we met at our new location in Old Town, Eureka: Buttons. They gave us a warm welcome which felt very good! Buttons has a large sewing studio which is perfect for our monthly sewing events. 36 blankets were made, presented and donated to our chapter at this meeting. All of the blankets were absolutely fabulous and stitched with love.
The Blanketeers at this meeting are all vaccinated so we felt relaxed and quite happy to be connected again for our monthly meetings. I am quite proud of our Blanketeers for continuing their blanket making during the pandemic. Their commitment to the mission of Project Linus is remarkable and it allowed me to continue making blanket deliveries. I did this with a mask and donated blankets each month to local agencies working with young children observing Covid protocols. We are not back to pre-pandemic operations, but certainly things are much better now and hopefully they will continue to head in a positive and healthy direction for all.
To date, we have made and delivered 1,115 blankets since May 2018. The agencies we donate blankets to continue to be grateful and impressed with the quality of our homemade blankets. I continue to receive thankful e-mails and notes from agency staff and some parents expressing their appreciation for our blanket “hugs.”
I was not sure if a global pandemic would derail our “small, but mighty chapter.” It did not. In fact, it may have made us even stronger! We’re still here, making blankets and plan to continue our efforts through both challenging and good times! Plus, Humboldt Project Linus has great fun along the way.