Thursday, September 24, 2009

NW Medical Center RN is thrilled to see all the items for their babies!

Heather is a Registered Nurse in the Women's Center at Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, where Holy Needles just delivered 364 newborn items to help clothe some of the 300 infants born there monthly. Approximately 50% of the newborns are financially needy. Holy Needles members create beanies, booties, and blankets to make it possible for the newborn families to take a little something home with their baby.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

464 of 530 Items Delivered to Tucson Newborns Sept. 23rd

Some of the 530 items (and counting!)... blankets, beanies, booties, created by members of Holy Needles! On Wednesday, September 23, 2009, Holy Needles delivered 464 of these items to needy newborns at NW Medical Center & (UofA) University Medical Center, Tucson. What a joy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crochet Infant Ruffle Hat

SIZE: fits 13" - 16" head
Worsted weight or sport weight yarn
Size I crochet hook
GAUGE: 8 dc = 2"

Ch4. Join with slst to form ring.
Rnd I: ch 2, 11 dc in ring. Slst into beg ch 2
Rnd 2: Sc in joining, 2 sc in each dc around; join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in next sc; *dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from *; join with slst in beg ch 3.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from *; join with slst in beg ch 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from *; join with slst in beg ch 2.
Rnd 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in joining; working in back loops only, sc in each dc around, join in beg sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 3 (counts as a dc and ch 1 sp), skip next sc, dc in next sc; *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc; rep from *, ending ch 1, join beg ch 1.
Rnd 8-11: Ch 3, dc in next dc; *ch 1, dc in next dc; rep from * around, join.
Rnd 12(ruffle): Ch 2, 2 dc in joining; work 3 dc in each ch 1 sp, and in each dc around; join, weave in ends.

© Copyright 2009, Donna Bishop. All Rights Reserved. created for Holy Needles, Tucson AZ

Thursday, September 10, 2009

VOLUNTEER for Holy Needles...

Melanie volunteers her time, as she and her mom, Cindy, finish sorting several hundred created items for our next delivery of donations... beanies, blankets, and booties all created by all the generous, giving busy hands of those involved with Holy Needles! After a long HOT summer, we will be delivering newborn items to NW Medical Center and UMC on September 23rd... watch for media coverage. COME JOIN US as we create newborn items & for awesome fellowship!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holy Needlers in Motion!

Mother (Cindy) and daughter (Melanie) duo learn to crochet! Amazing how God works... the mother/daughter duo met Donna (Holy Needles Coordinator) on a shuttle ride to PHX airport!
Now they are learning to crochet, and will be among the dozens of people involved with creating beanies, booties, and blankets for needy newborns in the Tucson area!

Pam has good reason to be proud of the (embroidered bear on the crochet edged fleece) blanket & beanie she made for the newborns in the Tucson area!

Kristine has been BUSY working on beanies for the newborn babies in the Tucson area!! How wonderful! Kristine just learned how to crochet, less than 2 months ago!