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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: #16
Current: 17

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blue Jay Afghan to be Donated

Here's another completed afghan from your donated squares, Blue Jay is it's name.  It came together nicely using light blue to edge and join with a mix of 3 different blues for the border.

Here you can see the before and after above.   I think the finished picture is more true to it's color.  Sometimes lighting makes such a difference, plus the above picture is as it's being blocked, so it's just a tad damp.

  • Please remember folks to tag ALL hats with size, rather then my trying to guess and or the volunteers at the various shelters trying to guess. 
  •  Please also remember to wash and block all afghans before mailing.  It removes hair, odors, oil and dust......and it makes the ghan so much more finished.  I always suggest not drying ghans in the dryer...though I know most yarn says it can be done.  They get fuzzy, and you can't blog them in the dryer.  Please lay them out in a pet free area, you almost always need to help shape it, thus the blocking.
  • Please remember we're not currently collecting squares
2013 Donations:

Hats:  361
Scarves: 276
Socks: 182
Afghans: 20+1=21
Slippers: 132
Rain Ponchos: 202
Mittens: 22
Cotton Wash Clothes: 298
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's: 10
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, handwarmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, 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.


  1. marj of minnesotaMay 21, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    Truly a lovely piece. This will make a wonderful addition to anyones home. Blue Jay is a good name also. Couldnt be nicer.

  2. You did a beautiful job Sandy! This Afghan came out wonderful! Some lucky family will surely love it! You did it so fast too! Your hook must have been flying!

  3. WOW that came together fast! When inspiration and motivation hit, nothing can stop you! It looks wonderful!

  4. Very nice Sandy! I love the finished project. The name is a beautiful match too. Keep up the good work!

  5. Beautiful afghan!

  6. Sandy, It did turn out so so pretty, just as pretty as a blue jay on a spring day!

  7. Beautiful, Sandy! Just love it.

  8. That's a beautiful afghan. Those colors are just perfect.


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