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MN Blanket Making Thread continued.......

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RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 12-Jun-11 12:49:45

There is irony in me starting this second thread for you lovely Blanket Makers, as I'm the least crafty person, but I'm doing it to help Pidj smile

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 12-Jun-11 12:51:16

Old thread Blanket for BlondesHaveMoreFun is HERE

purplepidjin Sun 12-Jun-11 14:14:32

Echo

Echo

Echo

<Peers round> it's all shiny and clean - soon sort that out, where's that smutty-minded knottylocks?

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 16:52:05

Afternoon grin

Smutty-minded shock

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 16:52:46

wink

purplepidjin Sun 12-Jun-11 16:54:22

Pfft

Only cos I want company

purplepidjin Sun 12-Jun-11 16:54:23

Pfft

Only cos I want company

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 12-Jun-11 16:55:58

Knotty You're home early!

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 16:57:24

Choc orange cake still warm and [tea] up.

<parks arse for all of 5 mins before DS2 demands more attention>

purplepidjin Sun 12-Jun-11 16:57:25

Ps blanket requires 5 rows and a border then end-sewing and we're good to go

<Wails> what am I going to do with myself?!

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 16:59:12

Ta Pistey but that blue would be more bleurgh on me.

Are those your own efforts?

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 17:00:07

I'll make you a list, Pidj. I have loads of ideas grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Sun 12-Jun-11 17:01:31

Here's one I tried earlier....

But I am only a beginner wink

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 17:02:23

Well done with the blanket.

I'm tryping at a rate of Knots (Arf!) as DS2 keeps taking pics of me, all terribly flattering obviously hmm, DS1 is nagging me for a go on the Lego site and DH is, well, NOT cooking the dinner.

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 17:03:34

Needles would help, Piste

KnottyLocks Sun 12-Jun-11 17:05:04

Erm, I'm typing not tryping.

purplepidjin Sun 12-Jun-11 17:19:20

I prefer tryping. I spout a load of nonsense anyhow wink

Niecie Sun 12-Jun-11 17:43:32

Hello ladies. I have caught up with things from the last thread and I think my vote goes to Winston's Wish because all three families have got children who have been affected by their losses, whatever the cause of that loss might be. It seems to be the most all-encompassing to me, if we are donating in their names.

Just my two pennorth (is that even spelt right?hmm)

Pidjin you are a marvel for finishing all those blankets. What are you going to do with yourself? A stiff drink and a long holiday I should think. Have one on me wine Might help with the cold too.

(I've never used that emoticon before - whoo hoo ground breaking stuff for a Sunday afternoon)

purplepidjin Sun 12-Jun-11 17:57:24

I'm kinda leaning to WW too, it combines children and bereavement which is kind of the point iyswim

I found out today that earn less than a 17yo stacking shelves in tesco so no holidays here (apart from the youth club jolly to poland in a couple of months WHOOO)

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 13-Jun-11 02:20:05

the 3 charity's arent on here sad

KnottyLocks Mon 13-Jun-11 06:46:56

Winston's Wish - www.winstonswish.org.uk/ - children's bereavement support

SANDS - www.uk-sands.org/ - Stillbirth and neonatal bereavement support

CLIC - www.clicsargent.org.uk/Home - caring for children and young people with cancer, also supports the families

KnottyLocks Mon 13-Jun-11 07:10:05

I'm leaning towards Winston's Wish too: it connects to what we have tried to do and is national in its work. It offers support not only to families and children but educates and supports communities.

CLIC is a charity close to my heart. They were absolutely amazing when I family I know needed support. I could list all my favourite charities but it's not about me smile

DutchOma Mon 13-Jun-11 09:23:21

Might it be a good idea to ask the various charities whether they would like 'our' blanket and to send it to the one that can use it best

purplepidjin Mon 13-Jun-11 09:51:08

Morning all, still streaming but will shortly be making a stack of bandana bibs (10 for an order and some for ebay <eek>*)

I definitely think the money would be more useful to a charity than the blanket itself. There's approximately 33 balls of wool per blanket, which is £165 worth. A couple of hundred quid would make a huge difference to loads of people's lives, and if we keep pushing and pushing around MN and Ebay and other forums we're on we could potentially make a lot more

*That's the sound of my ebay cherry popping

KnottyLocks Mon 13-Jun-11 10:10:30

Shall I contact MNHQ to see if they've any experience of this type of thing happening before?

I'm happy to contact whatever charity to speak to their fundraising team. I'm wondering if we could do it through Mumsnet. Maybe ask HQ if we could 'sticky' a blanket auction thread. There has been so much support here, I'm sure we could raise a decent amount. I know it's difficult for HQ to be seen supporting an individual charity over others, but this has been a Mumsnet campaign really, for Mumsnetters, contributed to by Mumsnetters.

What do you think?

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