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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

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Motherload of Afghans, a Happy Donation

Todays, Happy Post. Some of you may know about the month long challenge to post what makes us happy for the month of August.  Today, I'm posting from the corner of Happy Road!  I recently met Cindy and her daughter Rebecca half way between Cincinnati and Columbus.  Rebeccah had too many afghans to mail and so we agreed to meet half way.  I'm supper happy to get to meet donators face to face.  That to me is real bonus.  So, that's my first happy.  Here they are after we loaded the car with the goods.
You're going to have a hard time picking which one of the afghans you like best!  I know I did, but, maybe the first one because I like the way the blues and greens play off each other?
Cindy made us a ripple, and EVERYONE loves a good ripple ghan.  Such happy colors.
Maybe you like the bold contrast between the colors and black and white that are so striking in this one?
Or the richness of these jewel tones?
And for the softer, sweet side, doesn't this look cuddly and inviting!
The warmth of green with this bold broad stripes could be just the ticket....
Or wait, maybe this change yarn colors when you run out of yarn....LOVE this one.  Wonderful way to use up the ends of skeins.  And I might add, what an awesome job Rebecca did with working in her ends!
Or maybe this one, that reminds me of a box of crayons, all bright a cheery.
Hold on now.....Turquoise, truly one of my favorite colors in an awesome Log Cabin Style Ghan...
A design in contrasts might be your choice. 

A couple of knitted hats from the loom and a scarf.....don't leave yet
I have yet another one to show you!  Can you believe it!  This girl doesn't eat, she doesn't sleep, she's got a crochet hook in hand at all times.  NOT....she's a student, and she has a job.  Well done Rebecca, we're thrilled to have you with us, amazed by your productivity, and are blessed to have your on going support.

What a dynamic duo we have here, Mother and Daughter!

Thank you Cindy and Rebecca, it was a pleasure meeting you both.  So folks that's my happy post for today, I'm happy that I got to meet this Mother and Daughter Team, I'm happy that these helping hands are here to help us help others.  Talk about HAPPY!!

Click the happy badge and join us in the month long challenge.  Each and everyday gives us something to be happy and grateful for.  Tell us what makes you happy.  Join us here at Bridge and Beyond, help us help others and you too will be Happy!

2013 Donations:

Hats: 444+2=446
Scarves: 361+1=362
Socks: 224
Afghans: 32+11=43
Slippers: 170
Rain Ponchos: 208
Mittens: 79
Cotton Wash Clothes: 518
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts etc. : 14
Misc. Items: include personal care, headbands, hand-warmers, cowls/gators and all meal prep related items, Dolls &and ; associated items, stuffed/crocheted/knitted toys... 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 from minnesotaAugust 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    WELL that one left even me speechless, and as you ladies know I usually have alot to say. This will certainly be a nice addition to families going into homes.GOOD JOB LADIES! Keep up the good work.

  2. LOL, had to laugh Marj, but surely I relate! Thanks for the visit.

  3. WOW!!!! What a wonderful donation!!

  4. Fabulous donation Cindy and Rebecca!

  5. Speechless is right Marj! Great job Cindy and Rebecca! Those ghans will certainly warm bodies and souls :-)

  6. Wow is right! Great job and how nice that you all got to meet up.

  7. Well that donation left me speechless. They were all wonderful!

  8. Thank you theonlynikki, Dorothy, Tristi, Sue and Gail for your wonderful supportive comments. WOW is right!

  9. Such a great donation Cindy & Rebecca! You both have been very busy. Glad you all got to meet up!

  10. What a generous donation! I love afghans that use a lot of color. I also love using every scrap of yarn so I appreciate that. Hard to pick a favorite. Kudos to these gals for their faithful crocheting!

  11. The AWESOMEST donation EVER!! Your hook has been on warp speed!

  12. Thrilled so many of you saw this post and took time to comment...nudge nudge do it more often please and thanks.

  13. That street sign about sums everything up, doesn't it? Awesome! Happy Awesome!


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