Monday, May 04, 2009

Wheelchair Totes and Lapghan

This is what I have done so far. These (in the top picture) are for UC Davis. (Part of the Crafting for a Cause group.) For kids undergoing chemo treatments, and maybe other stuff. :( I still am not done with the pink one on the top right. I want to crochet a Hello Kitty head and sew it on, too. This was for the April CAL. (Plus the toys I posted about a while back.)
Here are three I have done so far, for the Pass Creek Elderly Center on Pine Ridge. The elders go there for their meals and crafts. I hope to do more of these, this is for the May CAL. I am also making a wheelchair lapghan. I am using the Starburst Granny square by Priscilla Hewitt. (It can be found on Ravelry, it is an archived pattern.) I have a few things to put inside, you can see: Kleenex travel packs of tissues, little notepads. I hope to find some (inexpensive) crossword puzzles, maybe some kids stuff for the kids wheelchair totes. Sudoku for the older kids, coloring books for the younger ones... Maybe some markers or colored pencils? Chapsticks...


Don't they totally clash, so far? Ugh... I will have to do more (obviously-- about nine more! :P) to make them all come together. They measure 12 inches across. That way I will do only three wide by nine long. About 3'x4'.
Well I think I am going to go look for some more colors to start another square... Hope you are all having a great day. :-D

6 comments:

Ghost said...

Nice work Tina. You should be proud. I know I am.

Cherri said...

Tina, all your wheelchair totes are wonderful! And those squares don't clash AT ALL!!! It's going to be beautiful!!!
Hugs, Cherri

luanne said...

Your sqs. don't clash. I like them. But I'm a nut for sqs. lol. Great job on the totes! hugs LuAnne

Tina said...

Holy Moly! I just posted this and four comments already. :P Wow. Thanks everyone. I hope to make lots more of the totes. They are addictive! And I like filling them up with fun stuff. :P

Scarlet said...

WOW!! Great job Tina! You do beautiful work and I know that the receivers will greatly appreciate them. We are so lucky to have you in this wonderful, wonderful group.

*hugs*

Mimi said...

The wheelchair tote is a clever idea, and you did a good job on all Tina!
It somehow makes me feel sad to think of children on wheelchairs...makes me feel guilty too for not doing what you do for them. Your kindness and thoughtfulness will be appreciated and passed on for sure :)