Mission Statement

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

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Thank You's and Reminders

Pick some flowers to enjoy folks.  My daisy's are pretty done for the season and in fact most have been trimmed back.  I've also dug some up that badly needed thinning in an effort for the yard to look less like a jungle; but thought I'd post some Shasta Daisies to say thank you for knitting, for crocheting, for donating, for reading and for commenting on the blog.  I appreciate you all so very much.  

RoseMarie recently sent a donation and the picture of that should be posted here, but I had a picture fail.  I can say from memory she had crocheted and donated a couple of shawls that I think the young girls will enjoy..believe there was a pink and blue one...always colors young girls like.  I'm not sure what else was included, but think there were personal care items as well.  RoseMarie has been a long time and faithful supporter with her crochet hook.  When I processed my pictures there was one totally white blank...which by process of elimination, I determined to be RoseMarie's thoughtful donation.  If you've visited here before, you can probably almost picture it...she has what we've come to know as signature donations, with bright colors, edges, and decorations.

Thank you RoseMarie, keep up the good work.

Folks I've been posting reminders, as we're moving into the next season; many people will be gearing up knitting and crocheting more then they typically do in the warm summer months.  I always have items put aside that don't quite meet the needs of those we serve, items that need a bit of tweeking before they can be donated.  Sometimes it's because they need to be laundered, need tails woven in, repairs made...unraveled, exposed knots etc.  So, please read the tabs about what colors to avoid, what stitches to avoid, what fibers to avoid etc.  Many people are in need, but if our items don't meet their needs, we're not accomplishing our mission.

Please remember folks, open lacy stitches aren't warm, and tend not to hold up well in the cold wet weather here in Ohio.  Stitches should be close together, please avoid using stitches your fingers can easily poke through and or you can see through.  Broom stick lace, mile a minute type patterns etc don't meet the needs of those we serve.

*Folks please remember not to knot and cut with knitted or crocheted items.  Knots are always the weakest link in any garment or project.  Always leave tails when changing colors or adding yarn and work in your tails to avoid un-raveling.**

Hats: 532
Scarves: 293
Socks: 101
Afghans: 15
Slippers: 69
Rain Ponchos: 55
Mittens & Gloves: 63
Cotton Washcloths: 217
Shawls, Sweaters, Vests, Poncho's, Skirts, and Shrugs etc. 11+2=13
Neck warmers, cowls, gators, wrists warmers/fingerless gloves and other misc items aren't tabulated; as well as personal care item

Reminder to everyone to please avoid using pastels, white, and beige.  Dark colors are best for men, women, and children.  Dark colors work for everyone and help with not showing the dirt as easily.

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. Hey RoseMarie, sorry your picture didnt turn out but if your things were anything like they usually are I am sure they were lovely. Thanks for being such a good friend of the homeless. Keep up the good work. I will try to do the same.
    Fall is deinitely coming up more quickly then we would like and I know from looking at my garden what you are talking about Sandy. Mine was especially nice this year and hate to see it all come to an end again. Thoughts turn to the homeless and what they will need to help them through the winter. GOD BLESS THEM ALL.

  2. I am sorry RoseMaire that your picture didn't turn out. I know the items you donated were very nice. I always look forward to seeing what you create.
    Fall is coming here in MI. I have been seeing a few trees with some leaves that are getting some color in them. Hope it will be a better winter than last. Prayers for all the homeless.
    Have a great Labor Day weekend everyone.

  3. Thank you RoseMarie for your thoughtful and beautiful donation. I can visualize it right now! And as always it is very lovely! I am sure many girls will really appreciate your efforts! Keep your hook flying as always!


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