Monday, 20 June 2011

A Blanket for Hockey

Jai has been wanting to play hockey for years, but I have held off registering him, hoping he would find another sport to be passionate about. Silly me! He loves hockey. Both my brothers play hockey as well as my step-father. Of course Jai loves hockey! It's just such a commitment for me as well as SUPER expensive! Fortunately the Distance Learning program we are enrolled with has paid part of the registration, but now I need to get all the equipment, which is not cheap.

So I came up with this great plan to do a gluten free bake sale to raise money. I just bought The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam, and was feeling very enthusiastic about trying all the recipes out in mass production. Well, that idea floated around in my head for a few days, and then I started to think more realistically about a bake sale, and how much time and work it would take to put on. Then what if no one comes? What do I do with all the leftovers? Okay, so that wasn't really an issue. Obviously I would eat the leftovers. When I say "I," I do mean me, myself and I! There is also the money we would have to put out to buy all the ingredients, and the math involved in having to figure out how much to sell the food for in order to actually make our money back as well as a profit.

It's all just a little too much for me right now. I barely have time to sew, but I tend to get in over my head thinking I can do more than I actually can. Thank goodness I came to my senses before I decided everyone I know on Facebook, and came up with a more feasible solution. Instead I have made a blanket that I plan raffle off for the next couple of weeks, and hopefully can raise enough money for Jai's gear.

Here is the blanket:

A wool killer whale blanket.

A satin stitch with black embroidery thread.

I love this blanket. I know I say this about each blanket, but that's because I really do, and not in a pretentious, "I'm so great" kind of way. I just put so much loving energy into each blanket as I am making it, that I can't help but love it in the end. 

This one is a bit different, because I know in the end my son is going to get to go shopping for hockey equipment, which will bring him so much joy and happiness. I can't wait to see the smile on his face! Also, someone will win my blanket. Maybe that someone is someone that admires my blankets, but can't afford to purchase one, and I think of the joy they will have! It's really a win-win-win situation!

1 comment:

  1. Really striking and a perfect fabric story project to post on National Aboriginal Day! I am sure it will get enough attention and you will have a great raffle!


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