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: #19
Current: 20

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Donation from The Lone Star State

Woot Woot, so much to get excited about today. I always get excited when we get new helping hands. Linda J. is in fact our newest pair of helping hands with this thoughtful donation of cotton washcloths and scarves. Nice big colorful cotton washcloths too. Some items are knitted, some are crocheted. Welcome Linda, we're thrilled to have you join us, and hope to see you here often on Bridge and Beyond.

Linda hails from The Lone Star State, Texas. Another reason for my excitement this morning. We get to add another state to our map. PLEASE scroll down the blog and check our map out. We now have participation from 36 states, 72%!! Linda J. is our first pair of helping hands from the big state of Texas. Texas got it's nickname in a historic manner, and unlike many other states it's not really changed since 1836. There was 1 star on Republic of Texas Flag, thus the name. It's also unique in that it is represented in their state gem, flag, state seal, and quarter. Texas became the 28th state to join The United States in 1845.

My hero in my childhood was Davey Crockett and who can think of The Lone Star State without thinking about Davey Crockett and the Alamo? The Alamo in San Antonio was called Mission San Antonio de Valero.

2012 Donations:
Scarves: 242+3=245
Slippers: 68
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 22
Mittens: 147
Squares: 345
Socks: 116
Rain Poncho's 183
Cotton Washcloths 348+7=354
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)

**June's highlighted item is Hats, please see the Hat Tab for information regarding size, color and check out some of the patterns posted**

****Comments are starting to dwindle again, so let me once again ask for you all (even non bloggers), to please visit, read, and comment. It helps the blogs placement with search engines, which in turns helps us be more visible to other pairs of helping hands. It's also nice to support each other with comments regarding each others hard work. Please don't be shy. There are many of you who've never left a comment. It's easy, simply type your comment, click the drop down box and select name and url. If you don't have a blog, leave the url space empty. Click publish.****
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 Linda and thank you for your donations.

  2. Pretty scarves and washcloths!

  3. Welcome Linda J. Glad to have you in the group. That was a very nice donation. You will help keep some people warm this winter.

  4. Thanks ladies for your visits and comments, it helpful to have such nice support.


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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?