My Mom gave the best hugs ever. Seriously. You might think it was your Mom, but it's just not possible. I have it on good authority that it was my Mom. She would help others and listen and say just the right thing. Her hugs were the very best.
So when I started making the blankets for the Jackson Recovery Centers - Women and Children's Center (WCC) - I started with purple - Mom's favorite color. I wanted the blankets to go to the children - infants to teens - who were accompanying their mothers on the journey to recovery. I wanted those children to receive a hug from my Mom, too.
While I was in Sioux City this past week, I delivered the blankets to the WCC.
Here's the first blanket on a little girl sculpture at the entrance to the Women and Children's Center made by friend and local Sioux City artist Mark Avery. It's all about purple and hearts. This is exactly what I envisioned - the blanket providing a hug for a child.
Here's the mother and infant sculpture posing with the Monster Mash blanket.
All in all I was able to drop off:
- the red and purple heart blanket
- the blue Monster Mash blanket
- the blue Stars and Stripes blanket
- an adult striped blanket donated by a friend
- three infant blankets
- about 20+ infant, toddler and children hats
I just hope the Hugs from Marienne will provide a little smile and comfort to each recipient.
Thanks to everyone who helped make swatches so very long ago. It's great to finally have them delivered to their recipients.