Alice's Embrace is a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. We seek volunteers to knit and crochet the patterns that we have created. Through the loving hands of many generous and talented people, this endeavor will help warm, comfort, and soothe these folks facing the daily challenges of the disease.
BLUE, GREEN, RED AND ALWAYS PINKS!
We have had some fairly large deliveries lately and we are running quite low on our stock. If you're about to choose some yarn for an Alice's Embrace prayer shawl or lap blanket, please pick a blue, green, red or pink yarn. These are all our most popular... well, purple, too! Right now, we have no blue items on hand, so hopefully a few blue are in the works. Thank you!! We ask, and you all always listen and provide. What would we do without all of you?!! Not much!
contest Déjà vu - First Quarter 2016
Vera Bradley is near and dear to Alice's Embrace and this contest proves it. Fortunately we have such great support from these fine folks. We have been quite lucky to have been able to give away quite a few Vera Bradley bags. Contest Déjà Vu ends on March 31, 2016. Everyone who knits or crochets an item for us during this time will get their name in the drawing for one of these bags. If you make one item, your name is in there one time... you make five items, your name is in the drawing five times. You get the gist of it. Fun!! So, if you would like a chance to win one of these beauties, get out those hooks and needles and get a move on.
February - added bonus from Alice!
Knit or crochet an item for us in February and Alice, from Oregon will be providing you with a $5 gift card to Starbucks! Yep, that's right, she came up with this great idea and we're making it happen. Each contributor during the month of February will get a gift card. A big thank you to Alice for this very generous and creative idea. Please be certain to get your donation to us before February 29th, 2016.
ALICE'S EMBRACE WILL HAVE A BOOTH AT STITCHES WEST 2016
We are excited to say that Alice's Embrace is going to be in Booth 747 at STITCHES WEST 2016! We have never participated before and we know it is going to be a few unbelievable days. Please stop by to say hello. We would love to meet our contributors and fans in person. We will have some exciting giveaways while we're there - check out February Newsletter's for more information. A big thank you to all of you who made birdies for our Birds on a Wire display. Oh, it's going to be a great eye-catcher... we can't wait to share the pictures. Remember, if you're at STITCHES West - come to Booth 747 to see some of us at Alice's Embrace.
what we've been hearing:
From an Activity Coordinator: "Thank you!! We were so glad to have you! Everyone is still talking about the blankets and most of them are still wearing them."
From the daughter of a recipient: "Thank you so much for visiting my mom at Sierra Ridge and giving her a choice of a knitted throw. She loves it and the joy that you gave to everyone there is priceless! Thank you! You two touched my heart yesterday. So I downloaded a pattern, went to Michael's and started working on one to return the favor. Will let you know when done. Nice TV project. Thx again!"
From an item and monetary donor: "I love seeing your pictures on Facebook showing all the joy and comfort you bring to so many. Thank you so much for all you do."
From a Life Enrichment Director: "What a wonderful experience it was to have you over yesterday. Thanks!! It was so heart warming to see residents with their blankets today. Some residents are particularly attached to their shawl or blanket and carry it with them everywhere. It has brought our community lots of love and joy. Thanks to you and all your knitters."
From an Employee Wellness Director: "It was a privilege to observe Alice’s Embrace in action today. Beaming smiles decorated so many participants as they were draped with beautiful and original blankets."
From a recipient: "What you are doing is very noble. Your cup will be overflowing with blessings as you are blessing me and the others."
From an Alice's Embrace fan: "I just want to tell you I look forward to your newsletter. The smiles on their faces are beautiful. What a beautiful bunch of angels you are!"
From an Alice's Embrace knitter: "What a great newsletter - filled with so many interesting things to think about, and of course, those folks out there that pick one of those shawls or lap blankets - all folks with such great stories."
Diane Lewis, Alice's Embrace Founder, was asked to tell her story on Maria Shriver's Website - please take a look by clicking on the picture of Maria.