Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thanksgiving Project Blankets

Most of you know I have been knitting 2 blankets for a Thanksgiving Project. My youngest daughter, Jennifer works for Olive Garden and they are giving Thanksgiving gifts to 5 ladies in a group home. Now these ladies do not have much and Olive Garden has decided to make a really nice Thanksgiving for these ladies! This week the 5 ladies are coming in for a special dinner and then they will be presented with 5 baskets filled with all sorts of things. Jennifer took it upon herself to knit 2 blankets, I knitted 2 blankets and my friend, Patty knitted a wrap. I finished the last blanket on Monday night. While I was glad to finish the blankets and start some of the Christmas presents I'll be giving this year, it was very rewarding to know that these ladies will have something of their very own!

Here is the finally products that I made:

This throw/blanket turned out really well I think!

This picture came out a little blurry, but you can still see it. The colors are a blend of green,turquoise and a little gold thread. Very pretty and really warm!

I hope the ladies enjoy their gifts and God Bless them!! Happy Thanksgiving ladies!!


Florence and Mary said...

I'm sure the ladies will be overwhelmed with such fabulous gifts.

Victoria xx

Mary said...

What a wonderful project, Sherri. The blankets are beautiful. What is the size? I'm thinking this could be something I might try.

Donnie said...

That's wonderful that you all are doing something to warm the body and the heart. Very sweet.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful thing to do! Your blankets look warm and snuggly and I know the ladies will cherish them.

mysteryhistorymom said...

You are such a sweetheart! Someone is going to be very blessed this winter.:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

They are gorgeous, Sherri! Lori

Mary said...

Hi dear Sherri - catching up with all your news!

What a wonderful gift for each of the ladies - I know they will feel so special being treated this way at Thanksgiving. Your daughter must be a kind person to also knit - kids today are often lacking in helping the elderly - obviously you have taught yours well!

Glad you are enjoying Autumn - me too as it's my favorite time of year.

Bob says hello - hugs from me.
Mary - A Breath of Fresh Air

All That Glitters said...

They are beautiful and made with love!!!! I know the ladies will just love them!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Sherri
What wonderful gifts for the ladies. I know they will cherish them. Thinking about oyu today as I enjoy this fabulous fall weather we are having. I hope you canget outside at lunchtime and enjoy it. That's one of the perks to being a realotr. You get to go outside.
Hugs, Rhondi

Maya said...

Oh, gorgeous! And I love the gold thread -festive! And I'm all into sparkling things it seems for this Holiday season, haha.

Maya @ Completely Coastal

Sherri said...

Thanks everyone for your kind posts. All the while I was knitting I kept thinking of these 5 ladies. They are in such need, it made me want to cry! But then again I cry over everything very easily-LOL!! Jennifer said they moved the dinner and gift giving for the ladies until Tuesday. That fit their schedules better. She said she'll take pictures!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!