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Stitching Love & Warmth this Holiday Season

This holiday season, the Hallmark Channel and Warm Up America are calling all crafters to help crochet or knit blankets for women's shelters. If you can stitch up a 7" x 9" rectangle, you can help!

When I heard about this, I got so excited! Hallmark Channel created patterns for both crochet and knit, and the patterns contain a solid color option and Hallmark logo option. However, any pattern or stitch will do - as long as the result is 7" x 9". For those who have started crocheting or knitting recently, this is a great way to utilize your newly-acquired craft skills!

We kicked off our "campaign" with a very special Sit'n'Stitch on Dec. 7, but we're not stopping there! We're going to keep stitching and collecting completed sections now through the end of the month!

If you are in the Harriman, TN area, drop off your completed 7" x 9" sections to the Walther Handmade store anytime during regular store hours. (Please do not drop off after hours!). We will accept sections through Dec. 29. On December 30, we will mail all collected blanket sections to Warm Up America!

If you need a pattern, we have printed copies at the shop and also some "guides" to show how big 7" x 9" is. Feel free to come by during regular hours to pick up a pattern or size guide.

If you are not in the area, you can still donate your sections by sending them directly to Warm Up America:

Warm Up America!

Attn: Hallmark Sections

3740 N. Josey Ln., Ste 126

Carrollton, TX 75007

This is a great project for any skill level. If you just recently learned how to knit or crochet, making blanket squares will be great practice for your new stitching skills! If you're getting stuck on a more complicated pattern, stitching up some simple sections can be a great "breather" and chance to let your mind rest. And since most of us have plenty of yarn lying around, these sorts of projects can end up working wonders on our stash!

Warm Up America recommends using yarn that is medium weight (#4 - such as worsted weight) and that can be machine washed and dried, such as acrylic.

You can read more about this campaign here: Stitched with Love . Thank you for giving your time and energy this holiday season! We can't wait to see what you make!

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