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Last year, Serendipity Needleworks sponsored a tree on Tuscaloosa’s One Place’s inaugural Tinsel Trail.  We had a terrific time decorating our tree and were tickled pink when we won the “Snowflake Award” for Most Unique Tree.

We received our information packet for participating again a little earlier in the fall and, thus, began the pondering.  Our dilemma?  How to top last year’s tree!  Admittedly, I was at a loss and had just about decided to give up when I had an “aha” moment while drying my hair – we’d make our tree a Giving Tree!  You know, like the tree in Shel Silverstein’s children’s book, except our tree would be a tree that gives all kinds of wonderful things to keep people warm and cozy during the winter.  (You may read more about the book here, if you’re not familiar with it.)

I talked with Amanda at Tuscaloosa’s One Place and she agreed that we could do it.  Yippee!!!!  There will be a Serendipity Needleworks Giving Tree on the Tinsel Trail this year!  Now, we need your help to make Christmas a little brighter for some of our fellow citizens…

Knitters and crocheters, dust off your needles and hooks and grab a skein of yarn.  You can help by making a “handmade hug” for our Giving Tree to gift to a fellow Tuscaloosan for Christmas.  We’re donating the yarn – all you have to do is come by and pick up a skein, then return your hat to the shop the week of December 9 – 13.  (Yes, we decided on hats to make it simple.  We have pattern suggestions, too. Just ask us.)

If you’re not a knitter or crocheter, you can still help.  We’ll begin taking donations for store-bought hats on October 28.  Five dollars will purchase one hat.  All of the hats, both handmade and store bought, will be donated to Tuscaloosa’s One Place for distribution to adults and children in need of warm clothing for the winter months.  Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for updates.  Leave me a comment, if you have a question.  I’ll be glad to help.

October 27, 2014 by Yarn Shop Girl

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