Get Involved :: Gabe’s Gifts

Amanda’s project is one of emotional healing and recovery.  I wanted to help her get the word out and invited her to write a post and share her story with all of you.  Here’s Amanda:
Hi!  My name is Amanda.  I write 2 craft blogs.
We Are The Joneses
We Are The Joneses is my little spot in blogworld where I share everything made by me.
And Today’s Top 20 is where I share the best of the craft world – 20 projects each day.  I always share 5 sewing projects, 5 crafts, 5 free prints and 5 recipes.
I’m so happy that Amy is letting me post here today because it’s something so special to me.
This year I started a project called Gabe’s Gifts.  It is a year long blanket drive to honor our son Gabe.  I miscarried him last August.  My husband and I were devastated.  It was such a hard time for us.  I really needed something positive for us to be able to remember our baby by instead of always thinking about the what if’s and what could have been’s.
Gabe's Gifts
So I shared my story (you can read the full story here) and so many fabulous people responded!  I have collected about 50 beautiful handmade blankets so far.  Have you heard of Project Linus?  They are a wonderful organization that collects handmade blankets and distributes them to children (newborn to 18) who need them the most.  I can’t express to you how much handing over the first few boxes of blankets to this organization has helped me and my family.  We hope to give many more by the end of the year.
I really hope that you participate with us.  Every Monday I share a blanket tutorial on my blogs, and at the end of each month we have a blanket party where you can link up any blanket you’ve made.  In fact it is going on today!  {Click here to link up!}
If you would be interested in mailing me a blanket, or would like to share a tutorial please email me amandablogs (at) yahoo.  It would mean the world to me!
Thank you Amy for letting me share my story!
By |2017-02-06T09:18:38-06:00April 25th, 2011|Charity|2 Comments


  1. diane stanley April 25, 2011 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Amy…thanks for sharing this with us.

  2. beth April 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I will checking out Amanda’s blogs. Thank you for sharing :)

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