I want to shout out a big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Angels Undercover baby blanket project. I was absolutely thrilled with each of the blankets you crocheted, knitted, and quilted. What special gifts of love ! The gifts were presented to the families on December 19th, just before a record breaking cold snap. I’m certain these blankets were appreciated more than we can ever know. Many of you made more than one blanket, and your accompanying notes to the babies and their families brought tears to my eyes. What precious words and thoughts! Some of you even included Spanish translations! For more detail about how the blankets were distributed, please stop by www.angelsundercoverproject.org.
Because of the huge success of our 2008 project, I’m extending the project for another year. So get out those knitting needles, crochet hooks, and sewing machines and breathe a prayer for the baby who will someday be wrapped in the blanket you’re making. Send me an email, if you’d like to be placed on our mailing list for updates.
For everyone who participated this year, I’m just now getting to my handwritten notes and a little thank you gift — so watch your mail boxes during the next couple of weeks. December was an especially busy month, which set me back a bit. I had surgery early in the month, and then worked on a book deadline through the holidays. My book, another mystery for Guideposts book division, was due January 5! (What was I thinking?! ) I missed my deadline by only one day — ta-DA! — and now I’m playing catchup. I’ve promised myself, and my family, that I’ll think very carefully about ever signing another contract with a manuscript due date around the holidays.