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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

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sandbox isn't Child's Play

2012 Donations:
Hats: 632
**Looking for a John R. from Minneapolis, or his wife.  If you're out there, please make contact, leave a comment here on the blog with your email addy, or email me directly at sandycrochet@gmail.com...yet another unidentified donation**

Been awhile since I've shown you the fruits of your labors folks with regard to your donated squares.  These squares come from a variety of people.  I know off the top of my head quite a few of the crocheted granny style squares come from my high school classmate, Joy, but there are others both knitted and crocheted.  Some of these squares vary a bit in size as they were made before I changed the size requirements.  Currently plan is to do 1 row of variegated in the granny stitch around the true granny style squares, then measure them to see how much more needs to be added to the sampler style crocheted squares, and the knitted corner to corner squares for things to fit together.  My quess is the other squares are going to need about 3 rows of stitching...but, we'll see as time continues.  I've named this afghan Sandbox with shades of brown and perhaps the blue represents the sky.  This afghan will be donated to Homeless Families Foundation, as all our afghans are for Project Welcome Home.

**Reminder squares should now only be mailed during the month they are highlighted, at least until I catch up a bit.  I'll sing out to let you know if that changes.  November will be the next time squares can be mailed.**

Donations 2012:
Hats: 632
Scarves: 347
Slippers: 138
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 32
Mittens: 274
Squares: 461
Socks: 169
Rain Poncho's 209
Cotton Washcloths 404

Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, face-masks, neck warmers, t-shirts, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, Teddy Bears and footies etc).

**Reminder to all to please check tabs across the top of the blog for suggested sizes, colors, and yarn type.  Don't miss the working calendar**

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. I am looking forward to seeing this completed. It has an interesting combination of squares but I love them all. I have been wanting to ask you...what type of camera do you use to take your pictures. It has such good clarity. As always keep up the good work Sandy.

  2. I'm using Canon power shot, have had it a couple of years and like it. Little and easy to use. I don't like anything that requires adjustments, just like to click and shoot

  3. You take such good pictures! All the colors always come out so nicely!

  4. What size squares are you wanting? I'll check my stash and see if I can accomodate you with a few.


  5. What size squares are you wanting? I"ll check and see if i can accomodate you with a few.


  6. All details about size, color, time of year to mail etc are in the squares tab folks.


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