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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: #19
Current: 20

Friday, May 25, 2012

Donations from The Baby State

Thank you Barbara B (grammybee on RAV) our newest pair of helping hands for this thoughtful dontion of cotton washcloths and rain poncho's. Some of the washcloths are crochets and some are knitted. I always love seeing how different items look when knitted or crocheted with the same yarn/cotton from variegated yarn. Look at the two fun yellow cloths. The one in the center is crocheted, while the the one in the upper right corner is knitted.

Barbara B hails from The Baby State. You maybe scratching your head trying to figure that out because you may know the state by another name. You might know it as The Sunset State, or The Sand Hill State, or The Apache State, or The Aztec State, or the Cooper State, or The Valentine State. Got an idea yet? Arizona (also more recently known as The Grand Canyon State), apparently has many nicknames, and or doesn't have an "official one". The baby state refers to the fact it was the last of the 48 states to join the union and become a state in 1912. It did that on Valentines Day, Feb 14th 1912; thus The Valentine State identity. It has some Aztec ruins, was the home of The Apache and produced more cooper then other states...so you can see how those nicknames also apply.

The Grand Canyon state is a bit misleading, since it's not just in Arizona, though the largest part of it is. There are beautiful sunsets there and hills/mountains in the desert ...thus Sand Hill.

I think I like Baby State best, due to my love of history and it's notation of when it became a state, an important note. Regardless of which nickname you know....Thank you Barbara B for your thoughtful donation. Hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond. Keep up the good work.
2012 Donations:
Scarves: 220
Slippers: 67
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 22
Mittens: 147
Squares: 332
Socks: 116
Rain Poncho's 177+6=183
Cotton Washcloths 292+6=298
Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, facemasks, neck warmers, t-shirts, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes etc)

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. Welcome Barbara and thank you for your donation.

  2. Welcome Barbara. That was a great donation.


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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?