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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cotton Washcloths for Homeless

Another dozen pretty cotton washcloths crocheted and donated by our long time friend and supporter, Sandie P from Louisiana.  Very nice mix of colors, bright and cheery.  Keep up the good work my friend.
Some folks have wondered why the cotton washcloth fad has become so popular.  Many reasons...
  1. They're fun and quick to make
  2. They're pretty
  3. They're versatile, as they can be used as a washcloth for the body (which are really really nice), and they can be used as a dishcloth.
  4. The shelters love them as use them when people are in for a night and have no means of clean up, they use them in their moving in kits (when they transition from shelter living to permanent housing).
**Have you joined the facebook group?  Did you know we're welcoming quilters into our group?  Have you read the updated tabs on the top of the blog?  Have you read about the expanded ministry...reaching more people in need in a new area?**

2013 Donation Totals 
Hats:  115
Scarves: 82
Socks: 39
Afghans: 2 
Slippers: 14
Rain Ponchos:2
Mittens: 4 
Cotton WashClothes:47+12=59
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 4
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators etc aren't tabulated

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated. The Power of One is awesome, and when we work together The Power of One becomes The Power of Many.

14 comments:

  1. I love the cotton clothes. I use them in my kitchen. They wash up so nice and are good for alot of uses including pot holders. Yours are lovely Sandie. Spring colors. So Pretty.

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  2. Thanks for the visit and comment Marj. I too loved the bright pretty colors of Sandie's cotton cloths. I don't use them for potholders, though..I'm too clumsy and have to use those mittens to keep from burning mysef.

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  3. Those are all so bright and cheerful. I use cotton washcloths in the kitchen as both dish cloths and potholders and I use them as washcloths in the bathroom. So versatile and comfy cozy. Great donation Sandie!

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  4. Love all the pretty colors Sandie. I love to do washcloth/dishcloths as my to go item to knit. I have done lots of them while waiting.

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  5. Thanks for the kind comments. I love cotton cloths and use them myself in my kitchen. This particular pattern wouldn't be good for potholders as they have an open weave row but I've done double-thick (either two pieces together or the magic square) which work great for potholders.

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  6. Ithink the vote is in, we are all lovers of the cotton cloths. I in fact have two bright red ones in a bag right now for my sister for valentines day. We are going to lunch. Tell me more about this magic square,sandie.

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  7. Thanks for this great donation Sandie! Anyone using them will have a smile on their face. They are such happy spring colors.

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  8. I don't know if magic square is the proper name, but that is what I call it. It folds in on itself. The pattern is at http://www.mielkesfarm.com/diagonal_hotpad.htm

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  9. Oh I got it right. ehow calls it magic square. http://www.ehow.com/how_6246319_crochet-magic-square.html

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  10. Sorry for the multiple comments but I found another link to a video which shows how to make the magic square. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPmG2bFrYM

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  11. thank you for your time sandie. i had not seen this one and do appreciate your sharing it with me. have a happy day.

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  12. These cloths will brighten up anybody's day.

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  13. Love the Spring colors, Sandie! Great job!

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