This month’s crafty news is a spotlight on a fabulous, generous, and crafty lady!
Millie Chase, a 90 year old woman who was born and raised in New York and now lives in Connecticut, actually she lives in my hometown! She is known to knit blankets for the newborn preemie babies at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
I read this story on Facebook in a local group and I was astounded to see how many people commented saying things like
“She made my blanket 54 years ago!”
“My daughter was in the NICU and received one of her blankets – what a great lady!”
and so many more quotes that just really, really touched me.
“It gives me pleasure because it’s something I know I can do and I don’t mind it. I’ve got to be careful because my fingers get stiff and I got to rest them,” Chase said. “I’ll stop, I’ll rest and I’ll do it again. And then [my aide] Irma yells at me.
How wonderful it must feel to know she has helped so many babies and families with her craft. I really do believe that crafting has a healing effect on the mind body and soul, especially when you can use your craft to give back.
I have struggled a lot between finding a way to use my crafts and give back to the community and charities – not that I don’t want to, but I was just not creative about what I should do. Thanks to this article and Millie Chase I think I know what I’m going to do!
How do you give back?!