Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mittens for the Mitten Tree

In our pretty little town of Jim Thorpe, Pa there is an old train station all decorated up for the Olde Time Christmas Celebration......and in that train station is....

....a Mitten Tree where the local Lioness ladies are collecting mittens for kids in need.....and on that Mitten Tree is ......

... a pair of pink polar fleece mittens that the MBIAJ Sewing and Quilting Dept made using .....

......this The Green Pepper pattern.

The MBIAJ Sewing and Quilting Dept really likes this pattern because it's a multi size pattern (kids -> adults) and it makes double thickness mittens or handwarmers/fingerless mittens that are a little longer than standard mittens so they are REALLY warm !!! The pattern is just a basic pattern with no embelishments, but we just couldn't let that alone ..... just had to add polar fleece pink flower appliques. Have to admit, though that the polar fleece wasn't as easy to work with as we would have thought .... probably because of the double thickness . The plan is to make a couple more pair of these cozy warm mittens in big girl sizes ..... so back to the sweat shop ..... er ....MBIAJ Christmas Workshop .

(P.S found the pattern at JoAnn Fabrics)

Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

1 comment:

Sharon said...

What a cute idea that tree is. My MIL used to be in the Lioness' and they did so many good things.