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July 14, 2009


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Jennie C.

What a wonderful marvellous thing you and your team of sewers around the continent (world?) have done. I can't wait for the next project.


This is beautiful. The letters brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing them.


Amanda, thanks for printing this letter for us to read. Heart warming. I loved making the little caps and was glad to get my mother in law participating. Thanks for you hard work and all the hard work of your little hat counters - sounds like the babies are enjoying the caps. Still cannot believe how many were sewn, can you?


I was just here yesterday to see if there was any new projects. Glad to see the update and very happy that it was so successful. Take care.


Lovely letters. I was glad to read an update. That project took up a lot of my heart, mind, and time last fall. I look forward to the next one.


Fantastic work to everyone that helped, and to you Amanda and your family for so much time and love you put into making this beautiful gift of life for those mothers.


So.... is it time to do this again?? :)


I see from other comments that I am not the only one for whom this posting brought tears to my eyes. The turn of phrase used, "kinship of women", particularly grabbed me and in my mind captures what this great Mama to Mama venture is all about.

Emily P.

I had such a great time working on this hat project with my family last Thanksgiving that we are doing it again! I plan to mail them directly to Konbit Sante, along with receiving blankets and cloth diapers. Even the naysayers from last year who disputed the fact that babies in a tropical region need hats (and were then quickly corrected :) were eager to donate their t-shirts and linens to this year's project. Researching the charity, working together on black friday and seeing the tiny hats on those sweet newborn heads was enough to change their minds (for good, I hope). I know there are others here who are ready to jump into this wonderful project again with me this year and I hope you will send yours along to Konbit Sante, too. Thank you so much for the instruction and inspiration, Amanda! You have made this a family tradition in our house and I'm hoping in others too.

Rachelle Gauthier

This is enlightening. It warms my heart to read about these extraordinary things that you've been doing. I am half Haitian and am involved in several Haitian projects. Thank you for caring enough about this small country to make a big difference.


Hello, just found out about your project, lovely and so needed I am sure especially now.
Is it possible to knit cotton caps?
Please let me know, have lots of cotton yarn available.
Thank you.

grow taller 4 idiots

This is beautiful. The letters brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing them.

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  • I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again."
    -Stephen Grellet

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The Cap Counter

  • caps :: 5523
    blankets :: 169

    1/09 - final count!

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  • The Mama behind Mama to Mama is Amanda Blake Soule. Amanda is a mother of four young children, a crafter, and author of the book The Creative Family. Amanda blogs at SouleMama.

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