Wednesday, April 16, 2008

BLANKET CLUB TOGETHER AGAIN!!


Yesterday my two cousins and I met for "Blanket Club" again and this time we got wonderful bundles of Monk Cloth that one cousin had brought back from Florida! Let me explain the history of "Blanket Club".......three years ago when my dad passed away, I was in awe of the wonderful things people did for my mom and me.....my cousins included. I renewed friendships with cousins that had been a very important part of my life growing up, but as we grew older and got our own families, the closeness was gone...anyway, I maintained these friendships and value them dearly. We had a cousin reunion last summer and are having another this summer...all the cousins bring their spouses, children, grandchildren...etc...it's lots of fun....now the history of Blanket Club started when I was getting together occasionally for lunches with two of my cousins...over lunch one day we started discussing the fact that it would be nice to have a new hobby.....one cousin mentioned the art of Swedish Weaving, which someone had showed her a few years before...she was almost done a blanket....so she invited us to her house the following Tuesday...that was almost two years ago...we meet weekly, except in the summer and work on Blankets, talk, have lunch...it's wonderful. The irony of it all is that the cousin that originated this idea has only ever made the one blanket!!! She gets a real kick out of the fact that her sister and I have made about 20 between us! These blankets are important to me...I have given some to family members, I have some in my home, but more importantly, each Blanket represents the wonderful friendships renewed over the art of Swedish Weaving and something none of us will ever forget.
I'm enclosing the photo of all the wonderful Monk's cloth...

6 comments:

Simply Heart And Home said...

You made those! Wow! I am very impressed. They are lovely. I am completely clueless about sewing and such. All thumbs I'm afraid.

Blessings,

Gina

Judy said...

Those are so pretty. What a neat idea a "Blanket Club".

Grandma Debby said...

Thanks for sharing your story on how your Blanket Club got started. That's awesome!

Your blankets are awesome, too! I don't have a creative hobby, but if I ever take one up I think that's one I could go for! Do you think you could plan a trip to Illinois to help me get started? =)

Dianne said...

How nice that you get together with your cousins to make these blankets. They are beautiful and I bet they are real soft. But more importantly, you are building relationships and memories. Good for you!

Katy said...

That is sooo fantastic Marion!!! What a blessing those are to people who receive them!!!!! It's like your very own ministry!!! I love it! :)

Simply Heart And Home said...

Dropping by to wish you a lovely Friday!

Gina