The Women of Knitting Hearts raised about $700 at their annual pre-Christmas sale of all handmade items and made 300 Christmas stockings that the Girls-in-Action stuffed with crayons, coloring books and small puzzles. The funds and stockings were used to benefit children in Houston and Mexico.
Knitting Hearts is a women’s outreach ministry that facilitates projects that benefit our local community as well as missions; promotes community friendship and interaction; and offers women of all ages a chance to relax for a few hours a month in a supportive, friendly, non- stressful environment.
Women of all skill levels – and even no-skill levels – are welcome and may participate as much or as little as desired and, if wanted, will receive instruction from the more advanced women who function as teachers for the rest of us. The Christmas stocking project involved cutting an outline from felt. Most women and girls knit or crochet, some do latch-hook, sew, make jewelry and some come to visit with friends and make new friends.
Knitting Hearts meets the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Lazybrook Baptist Church, 1822 W. 18th Street. There is no cost and no need to buy supplies. Hope to see you in 2014. If you have questions, contact Mandy at (713) 516-2063 or Darlene at (713) 385-4465.