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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mittens, & Scarfs, and Hats OH MY!


Using Crochet Princess's pattern, I got another pair of mittens done. #25. Using basic light grey Red Heart Super Saver Yarn.

Got another scarf done, #59, using dark forest green Caron pounder. Probably my favorite of the basic acrylic yarns for both price, and softness.

My hippy dippy mailman, actually a super nice guy...delivered a pouch from Sand ie. Another of her famous multi-colored scarfs. Such a pretty combination and nice and wide for the men. Scarf #60


He also delivered a pouch from Kristin with a matching hat and scarf set. Hat #139, and scarf #61. It's blue and green; one of my personal favorite color combinations. Very nice! I think I'll mark this one for the folks at the clinic, as the women there would enjoy this, or perhaps one of the teens.


Please hop over to Sandie and Kristin's sites to let them know how much they are appreciated.

My latest email from Rae folks indicates our men are doing fairly well. We've been able with your help and support to have all clothed with a hat and or a scarf....for the time being! Her last trip to the free clinic in the same area which takes care of homeless and the indigent in the area was thrilled, and she was moved to see how much those folks appreicated some warm items. She indicated, though we've been focusing on the men under the bridge, there is a need for items hats and scarfs for children. Is this something you're all willing and able to do? I see it as an extension of our Bridge Project.....Bridge and Beyond so to speak. We will continue with our regular items (still big need for mittens for men), but include smaller items suitable to children and Rae will divide between these 2 purposes based on the need and our inventory.

Thanks again for all your support, your encouragement to make life a little better for those less fortunate than us. The crafting community never ceases to inspire me.

The love and caring you all put into your work does indeed give these folks hopes for a brighter future.

Blessings to all of you!

7 comments:

  1. I agree there is so much love and caring that goes into these items. All are so fabulous.

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  2. Bridge and Beyond..I love it! What a wonderful idea.

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  3. oops! I meant to mention that the scarves and mittens look wonderful.

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  4. Sent off another package to you this morning, Sandy. Be on the lookout. It has a red,white, and blue hat and brown scarf. It's not a set, but both useful. :-) I will work on the red one at the doctor with my mom tomorrow.

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  5. I think one of the hardest things is to see children in need, going without the basic necessities to keep warm and healthy.

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  6. So true Sandie, after kids can't do much about their situation. They can't get a job, or improve their lot. They have to deal with what's before them, what their parents do or don't do. Sometimes because they can't help it, other times because of illness, or drugs, or alcohol etc.

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