Volunteers wanted to make lap pads for seniors

“A wise man turns chance into good fortune,” Thomas Fuller. Last Easter as I was preparing to move, I opened a box that contained a number of finished granny squares with no obvious plan for their use. I remember watching people at Hearthstone trying to keep warm with blankets that got caught in wheelchairs.

I took the 3 x 7 inch granny squares and sewed them together a small to make a lap pad that was about 40 x 21 inches and gave it to a friend who spends much of her time in a wheelchair. She liked it very much.

Georgine Hoppes joined me and became the main producer of about 20 of these lap pads. They went to Eagle Cove residents. The demand for them is growing and now we are in need of help to keep up.

The needs include two or three people who know how to crochet. And, of course, it takes yarn to make the lap pads. Please, no wool yarn, only 4-ply that is machine washable. We will take any quantity and any color.

Please feel free to contact Bryan Herrmann, 541-499-5676 at Eagle Cove, if you wish to drop off a donation. To volunteer to make lap pads, please call Doris Womelsdorf, 541-890-2627. I believe you will find this a simple, but very rewarding project.

By Doris Womelsdorf
For the Independent

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