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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, November 28, 2012

My Granny Donated


My Granny seemed the appropriate name for this very traditional style granny square afghan.  The lovely squares were crocheted and donated by our friend, Annemarie in New York.  I enjoyed putting this afghan together and know it will be a hit when received by The Homeless Families Foundation for our Project, "Welcome Home".  It's nicely sized to be a family afghan, 46 x 56 as it's currently measuring before being laundered and blocked; so it will end up being slightly larger when completed.


Have you looked at the afghan tabs lately?  If not, please do.  You can review all the photo's of the ghans made from your donated squares.  You'll note many sizes in the finished pictures, as our requirements were more broad in the beginning.  Now however, we accept 1 size squares, 8 x 8.  Please enjoy looking at the pictures of your hard work.  Together, a team of helping hands can and do accomplish so much.  Thank you all.  Please remember to check in to see when squares will next be collected.  Please hold mailing them until, called for next to aid me in with storage.  (need to work in the final tail, launder, and block)



Have fun finding your squares.

A few reminders:
Please avoid novelty yarn, open stitches, the use of white, off-white, and non-washable fibers.
Please work ALL tails in as you knit/crochet instead of leaving them til the end.  You get a nicer result, a more secure result, AND you don't forget to do them and send them on their way with tails .  I have to lay items aside that aren't ready to be donated until I have time to complete the work.
Always, include a note with your name and email address, even if you wish to be anonymous.  I often spend HOURS, even multiple days trying to determine whom you are.  I MUST be able to communicate with the person who donated via email; and properly document the donations. 

**IT IS IMPORTANT EVERYONE READ THE BLOG AS THINGS ARE UPDATED, DUE TO NEED, AND WHOM WE'RE AIDING WITH OUR DONATIONS**

Donations: 2012
Hats 793
Scarves: 527
Slippers: 144
Shawls: 2
Sweaters& Ponchos: 4
Vest 1
Afghans: 39+1=40
Mittens: 297
Squares: 795
Socks: 193
Rain Poncho's 209
Cotton Washcloths 464

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, hand and foot warmers Teddy Bears and footies 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!

6 comments:

  1. You did a lovely job Sandy. I will be glad to get mine back to you. I promise not to take so long next time around! Holidays and sickness you know!

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  2. too beautiful, sandy. beautiful job on the squares annemarie. between the two of you it is a wonderful gift. how lovely

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  3. Beautiful squares, Annemarie and nicely put together, Sandy!

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  4. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Some family will feel so special to receive this afghan!

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  5. Very nice afghan. It will be loved by someone.

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  6. Such beautiful colors!

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