Mission Statement

Our mission is to warm those in need through knitting, crocheting, looming and quilting. Our NEW hand made items provide hope to those living outdoors and those in temporary shelters. We provide for Men, Women, and Children in Central Ohio all year long. Specific details available by clicking item specific tabs, or the Who we Help Tab. If you have further questions, please contact me via the contact form. ALL DONATIONS MUST INCLUDE A NOTE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS.



Goal: 36
Start: #16
Current: 17

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Celebrating with a Comment Contest

JoAnn gift cardYesterday we hit a special milestone of 400 blog posts here at Bridge and Beyond. Through the generosity of a special secret donor I'm happy to tell you how YOU can win this $40.00 JoAnn Gift Card. What can one do with a gift card from JoAnn? Wow, the skies the limit. If you knit or crochet or loom, you can buy yarn, books, or patterns. If you scrapbook you can buy special papers, decorations and other materials. If you paint, make jewelry, flower arrangements, do woodworking, sew, felt you'll love spending time picking out wonderful items for your craft of choice. I'm sure I've left something out. I know I can spend hours going up and down the rows looking, thinking, and planning what to make at JoAnn's, so know whomever wins the contest will have fun making their selections.

Now, how can you win? For the month of May, visit and comment. You heard right, visit and comment. You're only limited by how many blog posts are here, which as you know is 400. You can comment once per post starting on May 1. So, even if you've already posted a comment on a particular post, you can comment again on that particular post....only once per post from May 1 through May 31st. Post a comment here to say you're in, then come back and go to town. For every 2 posts your name is added to the hopper again, so the more you comment the more you increase your chances. The winner will be pulled from a hat, or maybe by random.org. The latter is quicker; but there's something fun about the hat....so, we'll see. Example, add a comment here that's your first chance, add 2 more comments on 2 other blog posts and that's another chance.

My blog settings are such that I am notified via email for every comment, even on older posts; so your comment won't be missed.

You might be wondering how to find your way back to old posts? Several methods exists. Firstly, you could start with the current blog post and simply go backward. Or, you can click on the blog titles in the recent blog post area where I've altered it to show 25 titles. You might also click on each of the 3 posts listed under each blog post where the thumbnails exist and say you might also enjoy, which if you look at what's showing when you scroll through just the first page will get you to 18 posts.

This will be fun to celebrate our milestone, and help the blog's placement with visits and comments; making it more visible to those looking to find a charity to knit or crochet for. Additionally, everyone likes to receive comments on their hard work, it encourages them to make more. So enjoy yourself, make others feel good about their donations, help the blog, AND improve your changes to win a fun filled shopping spree at JoAnn's.

Feel free to spread the word on your own blogs, in your knitting or crochet groups, on RAV, Facebook, or Twitter.

Scarves 171
Hats 274
Mittens (gloves) 66
Socks 68
Slippers 37
Ghans 25+2=27 (2 went to Pine Street Earlier)
Squares 214
Sweaters 5
Ponchos 16

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!


  1. What a fun giveaway! I'm already imagining all the yarn I could get with a $40 gift card!

    Thanks for all you do,


  2. This is great!! I can build up my box of yarn for the fall! A lot of their heavier yarns are on sale right now! Thanks!

  3. Oh, this could be fun! My goal for the summer is to knit some scarves and hats while I'm at the pool because I want to be able to have something to send to you.

  4. Excellent, starting my list 3 people signed on thus far. Have fun ladies making your way through the blog, reading, admiring, and commenting.

  5. Me too!! I'm in! How exciting!!

  6. Comments? You want comments? Hah - be careful what you ask for!!

  7. What a clever idea!

  8. Thanks James, Sally, psmflowerlady got you added to the list.
    Hey anonymous....you want in, leave your name...K?

    Pass the word, a few more days before the commenting for the contest starts.

  9. Blog Links
    : Would like to invite you to add your Link to our Thumbnail Link List.
    All it require is a Button Link back to us from somewhere on the site that you are submitting.

  10. Good morning Sandy! Count me in.

  11. Got you listed Bunny, hope everyone has fun rambling through the blog commenting away.

  12. YIPPEE Patty! I don't have a clue why such trouble, but glad we kept at it.

  13. I'm in! What fun. I love to go back and read the old posts too. See ya there!

  14. sandy, was checking the Bridge out today and saw you on the hive and read about you very good. Rosemarie

  15. I didn't realizwe you were on The Hive too RoseMarie, hope you'll connect. Thanks for the visit, added your name for the contest.

  16. Hey, Sandy, count me in! JoAnn's is one of my favorite places. I hate shopping generally, but not when it comes to fabrics and yarns. Gardening is good for the soul, but so is an hour spent in a fabric shop (as far as I'm concerned!)

  17. Added you to the list Harvest Hills, and I sooooooo know what you're referring to, I am the same. Truly I hate shopping, but yarn.............ahhhhhhhhh

  18. This sounds like fun.

  19. I think it is fun for all Yvonne, glad you're joining in.

  20. I hope it's not too late to be included in the "Comment Contest". Count me in --- Sandie in FL

  21. Definitely not to late Batflit, glad to have you join us

  22. what a great service you are doing ! And what an interesting giveaway ! thanks !

  23. harleywife57 are you in?, wasn't sure from your comment? And I couldn't get to your blog, just a list of blogs you follow to ask?

  24. OK, you caught me reading and not commenting. I do sneak into Blogville on occasion. Sounds like a fun contest!

  25. lol..Lily, glad to know you're hear, glad you spoke up. Thanks

  26. I might as well enter the contest since it seems like I am here quite often anyway! I am loving your site! All the inspiration is wonderful!

  27. Whoops! Did I say "count me in" or not?? If not please do -- count me in that is. Joanne's is thread heaven, of course. Sandie from FL


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