From Bobbie Matela of Creative Knitting

I got this letter in my email and thought I would pass it on!

Dear Knitting lover,

Here we are halfway through November, with Thanksgiving just around the corner. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a holiday based on the idea of giving and sharing and the perfect opportunity to let those we love know how important they are to us. I live in the coastal town of Encinitas, Calif. in San Diego County. We were surrounded by fires a few weeks ago. This year I am very thankful that none of my friends were seriously harmed by the fires and that my own home and family are fine. But many in San Diego County have lost their homes.

My senior editor for Creative Knitting magazine, Kathy Wesley, has been instrumental in organizing an outreach program for fire survivors throughout the county. It is called Community Christmas Boutique and it is an opportunity for knitters to make a little difference in the life of those who will not have the comfort of their own home this holiday season. Kathy is collecting knit (or crochet) stockings or tree ornaments. By December all the families should be in temporary housing but will not have any of their usual decorations. Each family will be invited to come by and select items that they would like to decorate their homes.

If you are interested in contributing to Community Christmas Boutique, please email Kathy for more information and she will tell you where to send your stockings and ornaments.

You may use any pattern you desire for your donations. Included below is a pattern for the Christmas Flowers mosaic stocking (I was thinking that you might like to use it for this charity opportunity). You will also find additional stocking patterns (at a minimal charge) that can be downloaded at

To find these stockings, simply click below:

Christmas Stockings Duo

Fisherman’s Holiday

Scandinavian Snowflake Stocking


Here is a link for some cute little loom knit ornaments:

Loom Lore

Loomed snowflakes

Loom Room Christmas Stocking Pattern

3 thoughts on “From Bobbie Matela of Creative Knitting

  1. Many thanks Denise for sharing this information. I am on this particular mailing list and thought this was a wonderful idea. Very glad you have the means to spread the word on this worthy endeavor.

    With Thankgiving just a few days away I would like to wish you, your family and all who gather here at this site a very Happy Thanksgiving. God bless and keep you.


  2. I was just surfing blogs today and wanted to thank you for recommending my site for the Christmas ornaments. This means a lot to me since you are one of my heros, or is that sheros 🙂

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