2017-A Year For Doing Good Things

What a great way to start off the new year.  I got a pleasant surprise the other day by email.

I made a Christmas afghan a couple of years ago that got auctioned off for charity.  Well, the person that won it sent me an email. They said how much they enjoyed the afghan and that they had gotten many compliments on it. They also said that I should make more of them.


Afghan I made for charity.

To say that I was overjoyed is an understatement. I know that my plans for crocheting more for charity this year is a good one and a plan that I will keep. It makes me feel good to know that people really do appreciate good work.

I was thinking about all of the different color combinations that I could choose from and I thought about two or three different blues and white. The possibilities are endless.

The email that I got has made me realize another thing. How very important it is to think of others. That you are keeping someone warm or making a security blanket for a child. Or just the simple fact that you care enough about someone and I have been blessed to see the smile and joy on a child’s face when they get a blanket. That is enough for me to keep on doing this thing that I have been doing for years and years. The smiles of appreciation. Oh yeah, that will do it for me.



7 thoughts on “2017-A Year For Doing Good Things

  1. Angel Stew & Devil's Brew says:

    Wow! That afghan IS amazing. I’m using up all of my yarn this year to make scarves and mittens to hang around the city for the homeless or those in need. Our city doesn’t have huge turnout like I’ve seen some cities across the US but I’d like to help change that. Fantastic work Julie. I can’t wait to see more. 🙂

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  2. Tracy Moore says:

    What a lovely email! I am not surprised though because that was a beautiful afghan. The charity work that you do makes a difference, and I am glad that you see that it does. Oh wow, a blue and white one would probably be really pretty. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.


  3. Kat L. says:

    I love this afghan, Julie, no wonder they feel so grateful 🙂
    It’s great to create something for others in need, true. And you are a very special and generous person!

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