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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.



Goal: 36
Start: #16
Current: 17

Friday, April 13, 2012

Designing Retro and Sand Box Afghans

You may remember I recently had a full day of designing afghans, naming and bagging them...getting things at the ready for lots more assembling. This is one I've titled Retro. It made me think of the fifty's kitchen colors. In my growing up years we had a bright turquoise kitchen. The squares come from a variety of people...sing out if you have squares in the above design. It will take a fair amount of edging to put this together, as the squares vary in size etc. The joining and edging color is depended on what I have in my stash in sufficient volume when I get working on this one. I know I don't have enough brown which was my first thought...so, will give this some thought.
I've titled this one Sand Box. First thought Mother Earth 2, but didn't want it to be so closely name as the previous Mother Earth. Leaning towards light grey or off white for the edging and joining of this afghan.

Are you finding you squares in these designs? Please let me know if you do.


2012 Donations:
Scarves: 146
Slippers: 64
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 19
Mittens: 134
Squares: 203
Socks: 106
Rain Poncho's10
Cotton Washcloths 31
Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, facemasks, neck warmers, t-shirts etc)

**Remember, we collect all items, except squares all year long. The working calendar is to highlight items most needed, please keep checking it.**

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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. Hi Sandy...great job putting the squares together and I think I see some of mine. Yay!

    BTW---love the new look of the blog.

  2. Looks great and I think some of mine.

  3. As always beautifully put together of the squares. Wonderful squares that were donated.

  4. Thanks all for the visits and the nice comments on the designs, and for for the support you show each other. Glad you found some of your squares ladies. Thanks Sue for noticing the change in blog design.


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