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Dine to Donate

In MOMS Club of Pottstown on April 11, 2014 at 10:15 am

On Wednesday April 10, the MOMS Club of Pottstown/Pottsgrove hosted a Dine to Donate at Friendlys on Shoemaker Road in Pottstown.

As listed in the flyer above, all proceeds went to the Mason Gulotta Foundation to help support research at CHOP for congenital heart defects. For more information on the Foundation please visit here.

For a little background history, Mason Gulotta is the son of a MOMS club member.

He was born with several heart defects and has undergone 3 open heart surgeries in 3 years. Yet 20 years ago, children born with these congenital heart defects were not expected to live through childhood.

We were proud to be able to donate over $200 to this great foundation. Thank you to all who came out Wednesday night and supported us.

On Saturday May 31st, the MOMS Club of Pottstown/Pottsgrove will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees in Pottstown from 8am – 10am. Rainbow the Clown will be in attendance making balloon creations for the kids. There will also be a basket raffle. All proceeds will benefit Happy 2 be Home, a local organization that retrofits houses for children with chronic illnesses or injuries. For information on how to purchase tickets in advance, please contact us at pottsgrovemomsclub@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Fan Page.

A Post from Elly

In Family on April 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

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New-ish Pattern, a Striped Twirly Skirt

In Knitting, My Knitting Designs on March 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

I made this skirt for Elly 2 years ago.

You can tell it has been a long time if you look at the picture of Elly wearing it. She looks like such a baby with all that chub!

Yet, it was only after finding a test knitter last year that I was motivated to complete the pattern.

While visiting the Please Touch Museum with my dear friend and my godson, I took more pictures of Elly in the skirt. My favorite picture was of Elly showing off its twirling abilities while running in circles!

The specs of the skirt:
Sizes Available:
To fit ages 3 months [12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 4 years, 6 years ] with approximate waist measurements ** [17, 17.25, 17.5, 20, 21] inches / ** [43, 44, 44.5, 51, 53.5] cm

Yarn:
MC: Malabrigo Merino Worsted [Aran-weight, 100% Merino, 210yds/190 m, 3.5oz/100gm skein] color 61 Butter 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 3 skein(s)]
CC: Claudia Hand Painted Bouclé [Bulky weight, 78% Kid Mohair/13% Wool/9% nylon; 432yds/395m, 7oz/200gm skein] color Red Wagon; ½ [½, ½, 1, 1, 1 skein]

Needles:
US 7/4.5mm 16-inch circular needle
US 8/5.0mm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge. Length of needle will depend on skirt size selected; also, a longer needle might be desirable for the ruffled skirt hem.

Supplies needed:
Tapestry, or blunt sewing, needle
Sharp sewing needle and sewing thread
¾-inch wide elastic (for waistband)
Large safety pin

Recommended Skill Level:
Easy (Basic stitches, simple color changes, simple shaping and finishing)

Price:
$5.00 USD

The pattern can be purchased here on my website, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy.

Thank you!

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