Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monster Mission of Love

Monster Hugs I'm on a Mission - A Monster Mission of Love!

Anyone who has followed my blog knows I love to knit monsters. They are my favorite thing to knit. Most of the monsters have been given away, except the few I made for my boys. If I left it up to my youngest son, all the monsters would be his. He tries to claim all of them, our house would be taken over by monsters! Can't have that!

In this post I mentioned my word for the year is Create. Creating smiles, happiness, and caring. What better way to create, then with Monsters. I was thinking about donating my monsters, and wanted someplace local that could benefit from them. I was researching a local battered women's shelter when I realized the perfect person to receive monsters! An awesome lady in our church who is a foster parent. She is one of the sweetest people I know, and any child placed with her is lucky. She provides so much love to them all, and the perfect candidate for monsters. I can’t imagine how scary it would be for these kids. To be taken from their home/parents and put with a stranger! I’m hoping the monsters will provide some comfort during such a traumatic time.
Kisses
I posted on a few Ravelry boards about my mission and have had several knitters donating monsters to the cause! The knitting and crafting community is so AWESOME! If any of my crafty readers would like to donate a monster or softie leave a comment with your email address (email address will not be shared) and I will get in touch with you with details. The more monsters, the merrier!

Depending on the number of monsters I receive, we may be able to give to other foster homes. I'm so excited to see how much Monster Lovin' we can send out!

Monster lovin'

10 comments:

snugglebunnie said...

I'd love to donate..I can't make monsters as well as you but I can crochet something. Pls let me know what i can do

pinkundine said...

What a beautiful idea :) I love monsters, and yours look fantastic. They'll no doubt make the recipients very happy indeed :)

Lee Ann said...

What a wonderfully beautiful idea!

elephantJuice said...

I love your word for the year! Sounds like these monsters are going to an excellent cause, what a beautiful sentiment :)

Pumpkin said...

Your monsters look so adorable and cuddly! You are truly inspirational!

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful mission! I'm sure you will be creating comfort and happiness with this cause!

Tamsin North said...

That's fantastic! I know my own little boy gets a lot of comfort from having one of his special friends around, especially the small ones that are "just right" for his little hands. I think it will mean a lot for those kids to have a little friend of their own. Good for you!

Isolated Existence. said...

I'm sure your monsters and others will bring lots of smiles to the little ones. A beautiful way to make their situation less difficult.

Triona said...

What a fabulous idea! I think foster children will LOVE those.

Kathleen said...

Amazing idea, I'm sort of swamped with projects right now, but if you don't mind a crocheted monster sometime in the future, I'd love to make one and send it along!