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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.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why Home Made?

Sometimes people ask me why homemade vs store bought? Several reasons really. Homemade is special. Homemade is a way to truly give of yourself. The person who receives your handmade item knows you spent time, knows it's a piece of you. It's my believe, and that of many knitters and crocheters that's helpful in giving them a warm feeling inside. I know a store bought item can bring about physical warmth, but I don't believe it can bring about the same kind of emotional warmth that a hand knit, hand crocheted, or hand loomed item can.

We do ask for store bought vs hand made socks, because they often can't be well cared for, and people need to change their socks to try and have dry warm feet is a chore.

Please continue knitting, crocheting, and looming your thoughtful donations of hats, scarves, mittens, and slippers for Men, Women, and Children all year long. As you know, these posts are written ahead, and in que. When this post was written it was raining cats and dogs, and then some. Making me once again think about our current focus, April Showers. Please, take time and read about it in the sidebar. This is a wonderful opportunity to help people, an opportunity where non knitters, non crocheters, and non loomers can join in.

This is post #390, getting closer and closer to 400.

2011
Scarves 168
Hats 262
Mittens (gloves) 61
Socks 62
Slippers 34
Ghans 24 (2 went to Pine Street)
Squares 214
Sweaters 5
Ponchos 4

**Reminder to avoid the use of white as much as possible, tuck in your tails, include a note with your email, blog url, computer avatar/ID etc. with your donations.**

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!

4 comments:

  1. I honestly get a wonderful feeling from CREATING something for someone and when all is said and done, I think I get as much if not more from the creation as the recipient does from the item. I think too that it's important for me at least to make each and every item as well as I possibly can. Just because somseone NEEDS something doesn't mean that they don't deserve something beautiful. I love the quality of items I've seen donated here - it seems as if the donors truly DO give of themselves and I think that contributes to the "warmth" for the recipient. I try to do my donation crafting with the same quality of material and workmanship that I would for a family member and I really think that makes every item that much more meaningful. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, just the to the best of ability.

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  2. Reading your comment brought a chill up my spine, and truly a tear in my eye. I so agree with you, and think you've expressed it extremely well. Many thanks for your support, and care of others.

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  3. Right on, pmsflowerlady!!! He gave us this talent, so let's use it to the BEST of our abilities! Keep those needles flying!

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  4. Thank you for your visit and your heart felt comments Sally. Both are appreciated.

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