Today was a little bit sad as it was time to say "bye bye" to my puppets. I made a pledge to knit 100 puppets for the shoebox charity, Operation Christmas Child. I so enjoy knitting my little puppets, as each of them is unique and I try to make them into a little character.
So I always feel a little bit sad when I have to say goodbye to them. So does Mr Puppet Lady (even though he continues to complain about the amount of wool I have stashed away!) However, I try to think of the joy and happiness that my puppets will hopefully bring to their recipients at Christmas time and then I don't feel so bad about saying 'Goodbye'.
Today I put them all in a big bag and took them along to our final craft afternoon. Next week our campaign moves into its most active phase - all the shoeboxes donated have to be collected, checked and packed into cartons ready for dispatch. This takes place at a local church which acts as a warehouse for the surrounding area. Over the next three or four weeks we hope to process many thousands of shoeboxes.