walking down the street I spied another, and then another and each one was different than the next! It was the coolest thing, next to quilting – of course!
When I asked about the yarn covered trees I was told that a local yarn shop, Yarns Unlimited, has teamed up with Middle Way House to raise funds to aid victims of domestic violence.
This is the first year the fundraiser, Knitting to Heal, has been coordinated in Bloomington.
IU basketball Coach Tom Crean sponsored the IU tree that you see here ---you can see the label “The Crean Family” at the base of the tree.
More than $10,000 has been raised to support those in need since the trees were wrapped last October, with folks paying $1 each to vote on their favorite tree ----what a great idea!
The trees will be left through this spring, ((I admit, they are getting kind of tired looking after a long winter)) so there is still a chance to see the yarn bombings if you are headed through Bloomington --- and it might be something they do every other year to continue to raise funds. But soon, there will be a bunch of naked trees in downtown Bloomington and I have a feeling the yarn tree wraps will be sorely missed!
It rained all night here in NC, GREAT weather for sleeping in a bit. Just a bit!
This afternoon I’ve got someone coming to look at one of my treadles I’ve listed on Craigslist ----she saw the ad, thought it might be me as she is a blog reader and quilt cam watcher ---and is coming to check it out at 3pm this afternoon! Oh goodness --- I think I need to clean up the studio a bit!