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Friday, November 14, 2008

Project Linus


Lately I've been looking for hobbies to keep my hands busy. I want to create something though, so my time spent on those hobbies is not time wasted.

I remember hearing about Project Linus (www.projectlinus.org) quite some time ago and thinking, "What a great idea!", but sadly I forgot all about it until I found it again just recently.

I chose childcare as my profession because I wanted to make the world, my little corner of it, just a little bit better place by making sure that the children in my care were loved. Right now life is moving slowly for me- almost no childcare-ing to be done, and lots and lots of time on my hands.

So, I thought I'd give it a go. Security is highly under appreciated, in my opinion, especially for children. So, if I can help, even just a tiny bit, I think it will feel pretty good.

I haven't been at it long, but already I'm learning that to create something by hand has a peaceful quality to it. I like it. And I hope to do it a lot more in the future.

We shall see what I end up with!


7 comments:

Nikki said...

What a great project! Looks like you've got some cute fabric for it too. Is it quilted or just blocked together?

On a related note, I've been thinking about learning to knit this winter. I do know how to crochet, but I think knitting would be more useful. I haven't decided if I want to try to teach myself or take a class, or what yet. Want to join me? Maybe we could take a class together. I'll try to see what I can find out.

Jennifer said...

No, it's just blocked. I've been wanting to learn to knit this winter too- I had thought about getting a 3 dvd series to teach me, but if we found a cheap class somewhere that'd be great! :)

Nikki said...

Check out susansyarngarden.com for the class I was thinking about taking. It's the beginning knitting class, costs $10 and meets 3 times for 2 hours each. It's downtown. The girl I talked to there said you can start anytime. Then there's lots of other followup classes if we liked that one...

Jennifer said...

Hey, great! I didn't even know that little shop was there. The classes look great too- how could you resist those prices? What works for your schedule? I'm (obviously, haha!) pretty open. :)

Lani said...

Looks great, Jenni. Love the materials you have picked out. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!!

Lani said...

p.s. If we lived a little closer, I'd be asking for your help about now. I got a job offer on Friday afternoon I think I'm going to take. Not sure I'm so excited about it, but we have some mounting debts that NEED, NEED, NEED to be paid. Ugh.

Jennifer said...

Hey, thanks Lani. :)

I understand about mounting bills- after all this infertility (ha, AND adoption!) stuff we'll be making payments till doomsday. Thank goodness for insurance, or it'd be impossible. Good luck with the job! :)