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Happily married for lots of years to great guy, mother of one wonderful daughter. I have lots of interests and wished I had more time to explore them all.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Log Cabin Afghan

Thank you, Thank you!  This awesome log cabin style crocheted afghan comes from our good friend and long time supporter Sandra R from the state of Florida.  It's interesting to me that this pattern wasn't one you saw a lot of until a few years ago and it's now beyond popular both with quilters and crafters with yarn.

There's much information out there about how or what makes a "log cabin" style quilt or afghan and where it came from.  Initially, most assumed it originated here in the states during Abe Lincoln's time and referred to in fact, his Log Cabin.  Some description indicate the style has a center square with colors changing every 2 sides.  The center square was red in the early days to represent hearth and home (keep the fires burning).  Two sides of the center square would be light colors while the other/opposite two sides would be dark.

Others felt is was a way to use all fabric and or yarn (as one didn't throw away useable anything in those days) where the amounts of the color didn't need to be the same.  It's grown, changed, and modernized.  There's also evidence to suggest the idea of a central square originated with The Egyptians.

Whatever, and wherever it all came from, I love them and find them fun to make.  They hit my love of not needing things to be equal, or the same.

Sandra, as always has done an outstanding job of crocheting this afghan.  It will be warmly received by whomever receives it.

Many thanks Sandra, please keep up the good work.

2016 DONATIONS:
Hats:      174
Scarves:  109
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers:  75
Slippers: 72
Rain Poncho's:   +106
Cotton Washcloths:  316
Afghans:    12-1=11
Socks:   184
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:   8
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc 0
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted.

Please note the category of shawl, shrugs, ponchos etc has reached our little goal, same as last year of 1.........but please please please.........don't let that stop you from making more of these items.  Likewise note we've definitely reached our goal for rain poncho's.  Rain ponchos's serve many purposes so we will probably still need some....down the line, but not for awhile.

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Buckeye Blanket Continues to Grow

WOW...where does time go?  Life has been very busy here, I was surprised to see how long it had been since my last post.  Several more rounds on this Buckeye Blanket have taken place since the last post.  And a good bit more since this picture which was in limbo.

I am currently looking into some possible new directions for SOME of our charity knitting and crocheting.  Our primary contact at Homeless Families Foundation is gone, and I'm not yet totally sure how that impacts our relationship with them.  I don't want to speculate on that or these other new possibilities until I have more information.  However, our work does continue in earnest with supplying other shelters and our friend Rae who cares for the Homeless in a very personal way.

So, please stay tuned and continue to let your heart guide you with you yarn, your hook and your knitting needles.

2016 DONATIONS:
Hats:      174
Scarves:  109
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers:  75
Slippers: 72
Rain Poncho's:   +106
Cotton Washcloths:  316
Afghans:    12
Socks:   184
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:   8
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc 0
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted.

Please note the category of shawl, shrugs, ponchos etc has reached our little goal, same as last year of 1.........but please please please.........don't let that stop you from making more of these items.  Likewise note we've definitely reached our goal for rain poncho's.  Rain ponchos's serve many purposes so we will probably still need some....down the line, but not for awhile.


All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Crocheted Donation From Malmstrom Air Force Base Helps Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Sheena Y at Malmstrom AirForce Base.  Sheena has a group on base called The Crochet Club and they've gotten together and crochet hats, scarves, and slippers.  I don't know how many folks are involved in the Crochet Club or their names; but I can certainly see the size of their caring hearts with this thoughtful donation for Ohio's Homeless.

Notice the items made with red and gray for Buckeyes!  Also, click to enlarge and look at the cute hat on the far right lower corner.  How cute is that.  Some child is going to be really really excited.

Malmstrom Air Force is located in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana.  It was built in 1941 and is named after Colonel Einar Axel Malmstrom, a World War II POW.

Nice work Crochet Club, and hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.

2016 DONATIONS:
Hats:      192 -18 = 174
Scarves:   113 -4 =109
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers:  75
Slippers: 77 -5 =72
Rain Poncho's:   +106
Cotton Washcloths:  316
Afghans:    12
Socks:   184
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:   8
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc 0
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted.

Please note the category of shawl, shrugs, ponchos etc has reached our little goal, same as last year of 1.........but please please please.........don't let that stop you from making more of these items.  Likewise note we've definitely reached our goal for rain poncho's.  Rain ponchos's serve many purposes so we will probably still need some....down the line, but not for awhile.

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

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Where are You and Your Yarn From?

I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?

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