Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hats........We need Hats.......

If you are like me and have trouble with larger projects like blankets and quilts, then we have the project for you.  Many may not be aware, but we are always in need of hats!  Newborns and preemies use them year round and particularly this time of year we need them for all ages.  There are tons of patterns for knitting, crocheting, or sewing hats and we have lots of free use ones.  If you would like to have a free pattern, just let us know and what type you would like to try.  Email us at for more information. 

Also, please remember that we are not looking for perfection!  Anything you create will be greatly appreciated and believe me, we all make mistakes and that's okay - it just shows that your items are handmade with love and caring.  Here are some of the little pumpkin hats that I have been knitting for the preemies.  This pattern is lots of fun and easy but these are far from perfect.  They will keep a baby just as warm and will be appreciated just the same!! 

We are also in need of preemie size blankets for fall and Christmas.  The hospitals decorate the NICU's with these and it helps make it a little brighter for parents of a preemie.  The only requirements are that they be at least 20 X 20, soft and clean and they can be knit, crochet, sewn, quilted - any type is just fine.  Let us know if you need more information or are interested in helping out.  We need to have the Fall/Halloween blankets in by October 10th and Christmas ones by December 10th.

Of course, we are very happy to have any kind or type of blankets all through the year as we send them to groups who serve children from birth to young adult.  More information about the groups we provide to is located on our web site at - take a minute and visit and learn more about the Binky Patrol South Carolina!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall is in the Air.......

I just love Fall and this year I have been looking so forward to it.  It will be so nice to have crisp cool evenings, no humidity and the beautiful golden and red leaves that we enjoy here in South Carolina.  Unfortunately, soon after will follow the cold months of the winter and we will need to get busy preparing for the many shelters that will be filled to the brim as the homeless seek to find comfort and warmth during the cold months.  Many babies and children are included in these numbers and it takes a great effort to keep them warm and safe.

We are very fortunate that we have had many wonderful donations this year and we have donated more than 190 items so far in 2011.  This is almost double what we did all of 2010.  We hope to continue to grow and increase what we are able to put out into our community. 

We are also celebrating the birth of the twins that we took on as a project this year.  How exciting and wonderful - I have 4 boys myself but I have to admit that I have been in such awe of this family.  These two little distinctly different human beings have come into this world at the same time - so healthy and full of life and it is truly a miracle!!  They have 8 children between them, including the twins.  They are such a beautiful blended family!  We are still working on items for them because it is very costly to take care of multiples.

We have lots of projects for fall and winter so let us know if you would like to get involved.  We can always use another set of hands!  Email us at  or visit our site at!