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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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GOAL FOR AFGHANS

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Current: 27
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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Don't Try This at Home

Every now and then you see examples of things people posts as the ugliest thing to do with yarn, or what not to do with yarn..........the title under this was pajamas.  Not making a statement about the guys here, this was on a crochet site.  I can't even imagine dressing a little wee one in p.j.'s like this, lol

Don't try this at home, PLEASE use your yarn wisely!  Though they are colorful....seriously this is the worst thing I've think I've ever seen as an example of what not to do with yarn, your time...

What say you?

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 222
Scarves 89
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  95
Cotton Washcloths: 195
Afghans: 11
Socks: 157
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Thank You AnneMarie for this Wonderful Donation for Ohio's Homeless

Awesome donation of crocheted goodies, personal care items, rain poncho's, socks, and cotton washcloths!  Our good friend AnneMarie from New York has been very generous with this thoughtful and much appreciated donation.  She's  truly included something for everyone.  Cotton washcloths suitable for both men and women with her variety of colors, hats in multiple sizes........all nicely tagged with size and scarves that also vary in the gender appropriateness.  Many many thanks AnneMarie, as always, please keep up the good work.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 219+3=222
Scarves 87+2=89
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  55+40=95
Cotton Washcloths: 177+18=195
Afghans: 11
Socks: 147+10=157
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Surprise, What's in the Bag Afghan

Sometime back I blogged about this HERE, click to see the pictures even if you don't want to read the post, the short version is 2 different styled ghans had apparently been started, they couldn't be put together, the rows that were together were too wide to have enough to continue and make a ghan, and those that were together were...mixed, in that some were stitched, some were crocheted and so I'm now beginning to stitch together.  There aren't ways of making a pattern with these squares and so.....it's a surprise. I put my hand in and pull one out........sorta.  If I get one that is the same or is the same colors but different order I lay aside go fishing again.  Stitching them together seemed a better option than crocheting...which is what I normally do because they are soooooo small and because some pulling of the edge took place with those that were frogged, and in some cases you can see or feel the stitch, partially I think because of how tightly crocheted they are and partially I think given their age and maybe the type of yarn.

So, clearly it will be a very traditional style granny square  afghan, no pattern, black join and lots of different colors.  Think I'll name this one Granny's Surprise.......but am open for suggestions from you all.

Am still working on Learning Logs and Blue Horizon.  Blue Horizon is getting close to completion in that I'm on the last section.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 219
Scarves 87
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  55
Cotton Washcloths: 177
Afghans: 11
Socks: 147
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

In a Dream World

In a dream world....all of us would have a craft room and in that craft room would be comfy sitting, ample storage, superior lighting, and creative juices would flow!  Who's with me.  So you have this really cool peg board and on it you hang your beautiful and colorful yarn, you have containers with your needles and other important tools.  You look up, like a color......and walla you snatch it, make yourself cozy, someone brings you your favorite beverage and you begin..........to make any and everything....yes, yes, in a dream world.  And in that dream world your beautifully displayed yarn would not get dusty, and heck..........let's take our dream one step further, in our dream world we'd be knitting, crocheting, and looming something frivols because there would be no homeless problem.

If only...........until then, let's keep our needles and yarn and hooks, wherever and how ever we store them busy busy.

Just had to share this

I want to thank all the new visitors supporting us through their visits and thoughtful comments from The A-Z challenge and am thrilled some of our new friends are busy and knitting and crocheting and or looking to see what they might do to help, either here or in their own areas.  We need to continue to spread the information about the severity of homelessness and spread the news about what can be done throughout our country.
**I am continuing to visit through the road trip linky and so the list of visitors/commenters by way of the blog log keeps changing.  Some have fallen by the wayside, as often happens after a blog challenge,while others have been added.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 219
Scarves 87
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  55
Cotton Washcloths: 177
Afghans: 11
Socks: 147
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thanks you Gail B for Helping the Homeless


Thank you Gail B, a long time supporter here on Bridge and Beyond for this wonderful donation of crocheted goodies from the heart.  I met Gail folks years ago over on Crochetville, and while I'm no longer active there ( you just can't do it all), she has continued to be a wonderful friend of Bridge and Beyond and Ohio's cold Homeless.  Beautiful scarves, love how they're big enough to truly wrap around and ward off the cold damp elements.

Please keep up the good work Gail!

I want to thank all the new visitors supporting us through their visits and thoughtful comments from The A-Z challenge and am thrilled some of our new friends are busy and knitting and crocheting and or looking to see what they might do to help, either here or in their own areas.  We need to continue to spread the information about the severity of homelessness and spread the news about what can be done throughout our country.
**I am continuing to visit through the road trip linky and so the list of visitors/commenters by way of the blog log keeps changing.  Some have fallen by the wayside, as often happens after a blog challenge,while others have been added.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218+1=219
Scarves 82+5=87
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53+2=55
Cotton Washcloths: 177
Afghans: 11
Socks: 147
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Thank you Beth G for Helping The Homeless

Thank you Beth G for this wonderful donation for Ohio's Homeless.  Beth has crocheted scarves,and cotton washcloths and has included socks and personal care items as well.  Even though we have finally warmed up here in Ohio during the days,the nights are still cool, and we still have some of the wet dreary weather difficult for the homeless to contend with; soooooo please don't stop knitting and crocheting folks.  The need does indeed continue through out the year.  And, when we might reach a point where folks are currently in need, we then stock up all the various shelters and Rae, so they are always  prepared.

I want to thank all the new visitors supporting us through their visits and thoughtful comments from The A-Z challenge and am thrilled some of our new friends are busy and knitting and crocheting and or looking to see what they might do to help, either here or in their own areas.  We need to continue to spread the information about the severity of homelessness and spread the news about what can be done throughout our country.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80+2=82
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161+16=177
Afghans: 11
Socks: 141+6=147
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Mitscoots helps Homeless and YOU Can too!

Please click to watch the video about how this company helps homeless in multiple ways.


CLICK HERE

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 141
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

 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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cupcakes for Knitters and Crocheters and Yarn Lovers

Too cute not to share.  Spotted this one day on Facebook and had to save it to share with you all.  Doesn't this make you smile!  Creative people make the world a better place I think.  Anyone out there a baker....wanna give this try?

Weather has been all over the place here in Central Ohio.  We've had a few days warmer than normal, followed by lots and lots of rainy days, cold wet gray days, followed by cooler than normal weather. Sitting in the house with a fleece on, sipping hot coffee as I type this scheduled post.  It's only in the low 40's outside so still plenty cold for those in need.

What's everyone working on?  I'm getting close to being done with The Blue Horizon Afghan.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 141
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Personal Care Items Donated for the Homeless

Thank you Yvonne S for this thoughtful and much needed donation of personal care items.  Yvonne has been a long time supporter of Bridge and Beyond.  We so appreciate your longevity and this donation.  Yvonne has included rain ponchos, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products and socks.  These items are needed all year long, regardless of the seasons and needed by all the shelters as well as those living in the elements.

Many thanks Yvonne and please keep up the good work.

Folks we're 20 days into this month with the time ticking away on the contest.........don't forget to get in on the fun.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131+10=141
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bright Desert and Blue Sky in The Works

Say hello to Blue Sky.  You might remember it from when it was designed if you've been following the blog for awhile.  It's been in que waiting it's turn to become a precious afghan for a family. And to make that a reality it recently  joined
Bright Desert in a trip from Ohio to Vermont to visit our good friend Sarah S.  Both Blue Sky and Bright Desert arrived at Sarah's excited to visit and get assembled.  They're feeling a bit disjointed and fragmented and are looking forward to becoming whole.

What...you don't think the yarn/squares talk?  Psss, I'm hear to tell you otherwise, really...I'm not crazy.  The squares do speak to me as I make designs and think of names.  Often Bridge and Beyond Members help with the names.  So many shades of blue in the first afghan...and the sky's the limit are what came to mind in it's naming.  The Desert to some is void of color, but depending on the time of the day, the type of light, the time of the year it can be brilliant.  Blue Sky above, tan earth, mauves, pinks, purples and oranges in both colors of flowers and in the rocky formations.

Will be anxious to see their transformation from our friend Sarah's capable and skilled hands.  What colors will she use to bring them together?  Many many thanks Sarah for your help!!

Can you imagine the stories behind all these squares?  You can see the variety in style, color, shape and size...more so with Blue Sky, then Bright Desert; but there too.  Made from many hands, traveled here to Ohio, then to Vermont and ultimately back to Ohio to meet up with a family through Homeless Families Foundation where the stories will continue.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Yarn Storage Solution?

Spotted this one day reading about storing your yarn.  These are shoe-bags, right?  Would look cool in your craft room, if you have such a thing.  Adds color to any wall, but I don't know?  The tops would get dusty...then again things should be laundered after you make them anyway...but, all the yarn here looks to be the same size, in terms of the hanks....

What if this were in a closet?  Ideas are fun.  Let's speculate.  What do you all think?  Is this a good idea?  Would you do it?  Do you have room for it?  Do you have that much yarn....I know I have more than this would hold.

As of the writing of this scheduled post, I've not received any photo's for the contest....times a ticking folks.  Remember you don't have to be a knitter or crocheter to get in the act.  Link below for the dates and rules of the contest.  Spread the word and start sending in your pictures.

**Little bit of an up-date status post A-Z Challenge.  While the challenge ended in April, I continued to visit blogs on the linky, as well as those who had visited here.  I've removed a few from the blog list who apparently are spent after the challenge and not currently blogging.  I've also added a few of folks who were continuing to visit.  AND now there's the road trip.  See the new little badge in the right sidebar?  It's another linky, folks from A-Z who want to continue rounding sign up.  Soooo, I'm gassed up and still making lots of blog visits.  This linky is just a couple of hundred people by comparison to a couple of thousand.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Blue Horizon Afghan Growing


The last time I shared Blue Horizon with you it was 26 inches, it's grown to 36 inches.  The wider brown strip is the middle, so you can see I'm close to being done with wider blue stripe which will then take me to the narrow light blue you see on the left.....so am getting there.  I forgot to measure how much is left, but eye-balling it, I'd say maybe 10 inches?

I like to have several projects going at one time, particularly when they're larger projects so I can switch around every few days.  How about you?

What's everyone working on?  Do you knit or crochet different projects as the weather warms up?

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Donations Especially for the Ladies

 Look at this wonderful donation from our good friend Marjorie M from Minnesota!  Loads of wonderful cotton washcloths, crocheted in lots of different colors, personal items geared towards the ladies.  AND see the pretty flowered gift boxes...look to the right and you'll see one opened up...it's an awesome insulated bag which will come in quite handy for the ladies on the streets.  Below is a close up of how the nice bag zips up.  I love these and will keep my eyes open for others.
Until recently, when I read an article indicating female supplies are in short supply at shelters I hadn't thought about how important having tampons and pads were and how demoralizing it must be for the ladies not to have clean items to change into during that time.  Thank you Marjorie for including those items in your personal care items.

As always, please keep up the good work.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 126+35=161
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Learning Logs, The 2nd Square

It's been awhile since I've shown you Learning Logs, almost done with the 2nd large square.  It's coming along better than the first square...
though it's still quite a labor for me.  I'm having fun with the whole mixing the colors, and by not totalling following the pattern (which only had logs on 2 of the four sides of the center square), and by placing the logs differently to have smooth logs to offset logs who's nature it is to curl etc.  It will be a color explosion when and if it ever gets done.

I also found a bit of a trick to keep from getting myself tangled up in my own yarn when knitting with multiple strands (sometimes you still have 3 attached).  Believe this is something they should have suggested in the lesson.  Take a peak HERE! (I blogged about it on my other blog, and it's not expensive)

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 126
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Stitch Away Stress

Spotted this some time back on Facebook and thought it worth saving and sharing with you all.  I personally agree with this statement, stitch away the stress.  I know when my Mother was critical ill I sat many hours in ICU at her bedside stitching.   Through the years I've read many blogs where others have done a similar thing, some talk about being able to keep their hands busy, others talk about keeping the mind focused on something else, others discussed how it was the one "normal" thing they were able to do.  I know we all face ups and downs, does yarn help you?

I hope things are well with you all, and you're not in need of stress releasing stitching, that you're all just stitching for the pure enjoyment of it, but if you are stressed...I hope you find some comfort in your yarn and needles and hook.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 126
Afghans: 11
Socks: 131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Crocheted Goodies Help the Homeless

Many thanks Beth G for this awesome donation of crocheted goodies!  Beth has crocheted nice large scarves, large enough to really wrap around for added warmth that really works well for the folks out in the elements.  She's also included socks and lots of personal care items...even shoe laces......which is great!!  I never thought about that, but  think it's a great idea based on what I've seen.  Good thinking on your part Beth.  She's also crocheted the ever popular cotton washcloths.

Many thanks Beth for this thoughtful donation, please keep up the good work.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 218
Scarves 75+5=80
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115+11=126
Afghans: 11
Socks: 126+5=131
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Crocheted Donations Help Ohio's Homeless

 Another pretty lacy feminine afghan from Patty C's crochet hook.  Please scroll back to yesterday's post to see her other pretty's.  These are motive style granny squares joined together to make a lovely afghan.  Patty's joined 16 squares, so it's a very nice sized square.  Luck be the lady tonight, an old Frank Sinatra song popped into my head as I was getting ready to type how lucky the lady who receives this beauty is.  Anyone as old as me know the song?
Yesterday I said Patty's been busy and I really wasn't teasing folks.  Hats galore and a couple of scarves round out her thoughtful donation.  Whew...

Thank you also Patty for taking the time to tag your hats with the size, it helps everyone.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191+27=218
Scarves 73+2=75
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 10+1=11
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Donating Blue Crocheted Afghans

Look at this pretty aqua blue/ turquoise blue crocheted afghan!  Such a pretty color.  The open shell lacy pattern is very feminine and will put a smile on the face of the lucky lady who receives this.  Thank you Patty C for this thoughtful and pretty afghan.
Who doesn't like blue!  This long rectangular blue afghan will work better for the men folk in the group, and or teens.  Afghans are loved by everyone who receives them.  It's such a wonderful way to say congratulations and best of luck for a brighter future when our homeless families transition from shelter to permanent housing.  Thank you Patty you've put smiles on 2 families faces.

Please keep up the good work Patty!!

Folks, pop back in, Patty's been really busy...there's more to share!


2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191
Scarves 73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 8+2=10
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

**Experimenting for a couple of days folks, have enabled the captcha to see what the difference is, even with it not on, some of our non blogger friends have been getting it anyway.  Sooooo, please let me know if you get a captcha when you leave a comment, and if you get words, letters, or pictures.  Thanks, will leave it on for 3 days to see if there's a differnce.**

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

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.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Homeless Outreach Team, Oklahoma City

Read an article written by Joleen Chaney for News 9 in Oklahoma City about a pilot program.  About this time last year April of 2014 Sgt Clinton Garst and MSgt Paul Camacho started reaching out to homeless.  As they would approach homeless camps (usually as a result of a call in complaint), instead of arresting them for some minor infraction (which had been the normal procedure), they started trying to help them.  They directed the homeless to help.  In July of last year, things became official.  They are now part of a 3 member team called, the "Homeless Outreach Team".

It costs money when a homeless person is arrested and or taken to the hospital, so instead of money being spent that way..let me back up.  Homeless were fined for minor infractions, and when they couldn't pay the tickets/fines they were arrested thus costing the community jail time, and or hospital time for injuries and or illnesses from being homeless.  A better system is certainly to get them off the streets, so by getting them supplies, keeping them warm, and safe and getting them into shelters and housing is a win win situation.  It allows the police to then concentrate on crime and crime prevention, and gives homeless a leg up.  Since April of last year there have been 1500 contacts made and 200 placements made.  Authorities say there are 54 homeless camps around the city

As a tax payer, I would think locals would be very much in favor of this program.  As a person who cares about homelessness this gives me hope.  I hope programs like this catch on around the country.  Arresting them isn't working, in fact it makes matters worse.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191
Scarves 73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 8
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT THE CONTEST?  HAVE YOU STARTED?  DETAILS HERE

The homeless on the left is Edwards, who said prior to this, he didn't like cops but now says they are a Godsend.  No doubt he's not the only one who feels that way.  I believe the officer is Sgt Garst.

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.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Donating Personal Care, Everyone Can Get Involved

I Collected some kitchen supplies, dish detergent, sponge, coffee, tea etc on a recent trip.  Thought all these would make a good donation to our friend Rae who feeds the homeless on Sat's.  Each coffee pack makes a full pot of coffee, which she'll be able to add to her prepared meals.
Likewise personal care items, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotions from the same trip.  Pretty amazing how much you can collect in one single vacation.  Remember folks when you travel be it personal or business this is an awesome opportunity to collect these little samples that are so needed by our homeless friends.  They take up no room in your luggage, so please bring them back with you and donate.  It's easy, it's free and it's something everyone can do.  You don't have to knit, to crochet, to loom, or quilt to be able to help.  Please tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members to start saving these items when they travel and pass them along to you so you can donate to a worthy cause.

Did you see yesterday's post?  Have you started?  What am I talking about?  The Contest of Course.  If you missed reading about it, please........scroll back and read all about it and tell your yarny friends.  This is a chance for us all to have some fun, to win some yarn...something we all love, and a way to celebrate a recent milestone here on Bridge and Beyond.  A short while ago we hit 1500 blog posts!  We're now working our way to 2,000.

Please note, for the purpose of the contest, I've set up a special email account.  That will help me not loose sight of something that might get mixed in my regular email account.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191
Scarves 73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 8
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

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.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Lola and Yarn Bombing, Bridge and Beyond Style

Not to make light of the sad situation of Homelessness, but.....we knitters and crocheters can always use a little laugh to keep us going.  Spotted this the other day in my email from Lion Brand and thought it was cute and worth sharing.  Love the play on words about yarn bombing.  Oh Lola, she's such a joker!

Ok.........this gives me an idea.  We've not had a contest here in quite awhile.  How bout everyone actually do some yarnbombing...Lola style ( you knitting or crocheting, holding yarn) and email me your pictures.  We'll display them here on Bridge and Beyond.  Each person who participates gets an entry into the yarn bombing photo contest and a name will be drawn the winner.  Take your pictures through the end of the current month, May, and on June 1st we'll announce the first winner.

On June 2nd, I'll post all the pictures so folks can vote for the photo they like best for yarn bombing and that will be the 2nd winner which will be announced on June 10th!  Quick, go mark your calendars, I'm doing the same so I don't miss the dates I told you.

Rules for the Contest:

  1. One entry per person (email me 1 photo of you yarnbombing).  My email for this contest is: SandyBridgeContest1@gmail.com
  2. Entries can begin today May8th and run through May 31st
  3. Winner will be announced here on the blog on June 1st
  4. Once the winner is announced you must email me, at the special email addy listed above your snail addy and whether you're a knitter or crocheter or both.  Deadline June 4th.
  5. If response hasn't been received by June 4th, then a 2nd drawing for the winner will be announced.
  6. All entries will be posted (without names) on June 2nd for voting.
  7. Voting for favorite yarn bombing photo runs from June 2nd through June 9th.
  8. Winner for favorite photo announced on June 10th.
  9. Winner of photo contest must email snail addy to me by June 14th, along with whether you're a knitter, crocheter, or both.
  10. If no response by June 14th, the runner up will be announced.
The Prize...........Yarn of course!

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191
Scarves 73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 8
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted


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.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Puppets, Food for Thought?

Spotted this cute little Teddy Puppet the other day on a u-tube video.  I saved the picture and tried to write down the directions, the video was really very poorly done, so ...need to go and re-check.  But, let's think out loud.  People knit and crochet cute little stuff animals, though it's not something I've suggested we do in the past...young kids aren't a our primary focus here on Bridge and Beyond.  My first thought was these could be cute, not need to be stuffed, and I think something that could be a fairly quick project???  But, then I thought......puppets, I never purchased a puppet for any of my 3 nephews when they were young, or years later when my daughter was young, or eons later when my nephews had children...........so the question is, as cute as I think this is, would it be used?  Do kids play with puppets?  Would it be helpful for the first couple of nights say in family shelter?

Please hold nothing back folks in your comments...is this a good idea?  Is it a waste of time and yarn?  I also plan to chat with our contact person at Homeless Families Foundation to get her take.  Is this something a social worker might use to chat with a child who doesn't want to chat vs something a child would actually play with?

I try to make our focus here on Bridge and Beyond warm items, things that will help keep people alive,  make them less miserable either out in the elements or in a not so warm shelter...so this isn't that.  I don't want to go to far a field; but thought it worth us all discussing it.

Have you ever purchased a puppet for a child?  If so is it forgotten or played with?

Did you all notice...yesterday Bridge and Beyond hit 1500 blog posts!  What a milestone.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191
Scarves 73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 8
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

**edited to say we've heard back from 1 of the two people I wanted to touch base with.  We will not be making these for Homeless Families Foundation, please see nice explanation below in the comments.  Checking on the other contact person and will update as I know something.

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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Springtime Offers Hope

This is Springtime when it was designed and was waiting  to be assembled.  Blue reminds me of the sky and water, yellow the sun, and shades of green new grass ......which is why I named this one Springtime.

Here it is after our good friend Sarah S assembled it.
Thank you, Thank you Sarah.  She's oriented the picture the same as the before picture when she photographed this.  Awesome job.  I love the dark green you used to bring all the squares up to the same size and join together  Perfect!

This is one I snapped, but turned differently trying to get the light.  I LOVE how this ghan turned out.  Many many different types of squares, some knitted, some crocheted, some are granny style squares, some are are crocheted back and forth vs round, and some were more rectangles than squares; but no matter Sarah did a beautiful job bringing this ghan to life.  And soon it will be wrapped around someone for warmth and hope.  You can truly tell how many different pairs of helping hands were involved in the making of this afghan.

Well done Sarah!

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 191
Scarves 73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 115
Afghans: 7+8=8
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hoody Combo's/ 17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

Todays post makes 1500!  Wow, I really never thought that might be possible when I started this blog way back in the day.

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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Appreciating Your Thoughtful Donations


Thank you Mary S for this thoughtful and generous donation.  Mary has knitted scarves, hats, cotton washcloths and cowl/hoods.  Please click to see the details and textures in her scarves, really quite nice.  Mary I LOVE LOVE these hood cowl things...I'm not sure what to call them.  Could you tell us what pattern you used when knitting these?  Folks if you'd not seen these, let me try to explain you put it on like a cowl...nice thick and warm around your neck, but you can pull it up around your head and it makes a wonderful warm hood, and still your neck is covered.

Special thanks too Mary for tagging all your hats with size, much appreciated.

Many thanks and please keep up the good work Mary!

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 183+8=191
Scarves 71+2=73
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 113+2=115
Afghans: 7
Socks: 126
Cowls/Hood Combo's/ 12+5=17
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

Tomorrows post makes 1500!  Wow, I really never thought that might be possible when I started this blog way back in the day.

**I'll be listing these posts for awhile, to give you all ample time to read them.  There truly is lots of information in them and I want you all to know as much about Homelessness as possible.  These posts were generated from my participation in an annual April Blog Challenge where you blog in alphabetically order.
A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
D=Donations
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
I= Inspiration
J= What is Joy
K=Knitting
L=Knitting Looms
M=Mittens, Knitted, Crocheted or Loomed
N=Caring for the Needy
O=Jack Otis, Classmate, Homeless
P=Policing the Homeless
Q=Quilting Can Warm Those in Need
R=Helping Homeless with Rain Poncho's and Recycling
S=Shelter Living and the Homeless
T=Tent Cities for Homeless
U=Living Under the Underpasses
V=Homeless Veterans, Rest in Peace
W=Water in Doorways, Sprays Homeless
X=Xenophobia
Y=Yarn Helps Homeless
Z=Finding Zen

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.

Monday, May 4, 2015

A-Z Reflections Post.

I've recently changed the badge in the right sidebar from Challenge to Survivor!  Meaning I made it.  Not everyone does so they make us a new badge.  Bridge and Beyond was #856, meaning I was the 856th blog to sign up for the challenge.  When the challenge finished there were 1516 on the linky list, but Bridge and Beyond was then #681.  That indicates how many blogs left the challenge or were deleted when it was noticed there were non compliant.  There are others in the 1516 that didn't finish, but there's no way to really know that number.

As part of the tradition we're asked to write a reflection post and again sign up on a linky.  The day to post to the linky starts today and runs through the 8th.

Each year I've done this I've pretty much said the same thing, because my experience has pretty much been the same thing.  Part of the reason to write the reflection is to tweak the way the challenge operates, though in all honesty, I can't see that's there's been any changes in it since I first started doing this 4 or 5 years ago.  Though I know many people do write good suggestions in their reflection post.  Most suggest eliminating frustration.

I'm also always disappointed in the people who really don't participate, in that they list their blog for links, but don't really visit other blogs.  Disappointed in that far too many bloggers don't reciprocate the visits and comments.  I always make tons more then I receive back; but........this might be the first year I actually thought  participating  was beneficial.  I really hadn't plan to do it again because of previous years negative feelings.  But, this blog is not one I'd used before, in fact didn't think I could make it work.

I was a bit down, because donations, visits, and comments had all fallen off and I'd pretty much run out of ideas of ways to promote the blog and it's mission, Helping the Homeless; and thought I'd give it one last try.  I'm glad I did.  I wanted to help spread the word about the need, wanted to help educate people how sad the plight of a homeless person truly is.  I believe I did that, based on the comments I received.  I know several bloggers said they were getting out knitting needles and crochet hooks to see what they could do.  Most indicated they were going to see what they might do locally, as oppose to helping Bridge and Beyond per sey, but..........there are many people in need.  The fact that they now want to help, that they know more now then they did before April is in fact a success in my book.  I gained a few additional followers.  Believe Bridge and Beyond had 294 followers when the challenge began and it now has 317.  Not a huge growth, I know some blogs gained hundreds; but every additional follower is a potential pair of helping hands, each person who visited and comment the same, and so...I call it worthwhile.  Yes, again this year I spent lots of time writing the posts, visiting other blogs far more then were reciprocated; but.......my primary goal, I believe was attained.

I'll mention changes I've mentioned before, things I think would vastly improve frustration with the challenge.  I think once someone signs up, the blog needs to be checked vs waiting until the challenge begins.  Elementing link seekers from the get go would improve everyone's experience.  If they don't post the badge with the link after signing on, they're probably not going to.  If their blog is one that you must join something to leave a comment, they probably aren't going to participate, if they have comments closed...we know they have no attention of participating.  If blog comments can only be made through google+ it waste enormous amounts of time for those who visit them.  I also think the badge needs to be above the fold, not clear at the bottom of a very very long blog.  Much like the scenario of writing our reflection post BEFORE we link, I think the badge should appear and the other requirements fulfilled right after signing up, if not before.  Checking as people sign up, would surely be much easier then trying to check after the fact.  I also think it should be mandatory that people actually use the link to their blog not their profile pages both in the linky and when they make blog visits.

Here's my ABC listing of Challenge Posts.  The top comments were for The C, F, and L posts, with 30-28-and 27 comments including my responses to peoples comments.  A couple I considered to be some of the more important posts would be B, F, O, P, and T

A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
D=Donations
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
I= Inspiration
J= What is Joy
K=Knitting
L=Knitting Looms
M=Mittens, Knitted, Crocheted or Loomed
N=Caring for the Needy
O=Jack Otis, Classmate, Homeless
P=Policing the Homeless
Q=Quilting Can Warm Those in Need
R=Helping Homeless with Rain Poncho's and Recycling
S=Shelter Living and the Homeless
T=Tent Cities for Homeless
U=Living Under the Underpasses
V=Homeless Veterans, Rest in Peace
W=Water in Doorways, Sprays Homeless
X=Xenophobia
Y=Yarn Helps Homeless
Z=Finding Zen


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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Donations aid The Homeless

What a wonderful donation from our friend, Dianne L from California.  A large mound of lip balm (chapstick) which is a good item all year long.  I know how dry and cracked my lips get both from the cold and the sun so those living out in the elements will really appreciate this.  She's included some other personal care items as well.  And 2 lovely matching hat and scarf sets.  Dianne tied the two together...what a great idea.  I half opened the red one so folks could better see your nice work, but left the purple one neatly tied to demonstrate your method.  Really nice way to package your donation.

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 181+2=183
Scarves 69+2=71
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 113
Afghans: 7
Socks: 126
Cowls 12
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
D=Donations
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
I= Inspiration
J= What is Joy
K=Knitting
L=Knitting Looms
M=Mittens, Knitted, Crocheted or Loomed
N=Caring for the Needy
O=Jack Otis, Classmate, Homeless
P=Policing the Homeless
Q=Quilting Can Warm Those in Need
R=Helping Homeless with Rain Poncho's and Recycling
S=Shelter Living and the Homeless
T=Tent Cities for Homeless
U=Living Under the Underpasses
V=Homeless Veterans, Rest in Peace
W=Water in Doorways, Sprays Homeless
X=Xenophobia
Y=Yarn Helps Homeless
Z=Find Zen

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.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Homeless Men, Women, and Children Need Your Help


This is May 2, hard to believe it's that time already.  On the day I wrote and scheduled this post, I mowed...so that tells me the seasons are indeed changing.  We had frost as recent as a few days ago, and we don't get the all clear you can plant flowers for some time yet.  Why is that important?  People are still cold, people are still in need and people still appreciate warm hats and scarves.  Thank you Sue S (SSeger in her comments), for this thoughtful donation of personal care items (including female hygiene products), 4 knitted cotton washcloths, and a nice thick warm hat and scarf.

Sue has been a good friend to Bridge and Beyond and to those we serve and is she is much appreciated. She not only knits and donates, but she supports the blog with frequent visits and comments.  Many thanks Sue and please keep up the good work.


2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 180+1=181
Scarves 68+1=69
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 109+4=113
Afghans: 7
Socks: 126
Cowls 12
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

**If you missed any of the A-Z Challenge posts, please please do stop and read them.  My hope is to further educate people about what it's like to be homeless, to better understand the nature of this sad situation.  The more we know, the better chance we have of helping.  Remember, being homeless can happen to anyone.

A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
D=Donations
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
I= Inspiration
J= What is Joy
K=Knitting
L=Knitting Looms
M=Mittens, Knitted, Crocheted or Loomed
N=Caring for the Needy
O=Jack Otis, Classmate, Homeless
P=Policing the Homeless
Q=Quilting Can Warm Those in Need
R=Helping Homeless with Rain Poncho's and Recycling
S=Shelter Living and the Homeless
T=Tent Cities for Homeless
U=Living Under the Underpasses
V=Homeless Veterans, Rest in Peace
W=Water in Doorways, Sprays Homeless
X=Xenophobia
Y=Yarn Helps Homeless
Z=Finding Zen


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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May First Bridge and Beyond

Whew........made it through the month of April and the A-Z challenge.  It took some doing to come up with something for each letter of the alphabet that had something to do with homeless and or what we do here on Bridge and Beyond.  I visited 253 blogs (as of the April 26th when this scheduled post was written).  That is the number from the linky.  Every blog I visited I read the post and left a comment except those that were closed to comments, had to join google+ and a few things like that.  Then I visited those folks in my right sidebar almost daily so no clue how many visits that comes out to.  Currently that blog log is 24 blogs, though the number wasn't consistent.  As soon as someone visited and left comments, I added them to the blog log...so it grew, I visited them back, but after several visits if they didn't visit back I removed them from the linky love blog log list...so it shrank.  Am in need of going through and nixing a few more so it's a current list.

 I also visited everyone on my regular blog list at least twice during the month of April, also in hopes of reciprocal visits which didn't really happen.  Many on that list no longer blog, haven't updated in several years etc.  The 2nd time through I deleted quite a few of those links as well as dead links.  I liked having folks on their that had donated, but they've moved on and inactive links actually hurt Bridge and Beyond with regard to SEO, so I felt it was time to clean that list up.

Next up I visited everyone listed with profile pages, ie Ravelry and or Facebook and left private messages trying to encourage blog visits.  That proved not to be worthwhile.  As stated in the paragraph above, many of those pages aren't current.  I will be over the next week re-visited and deleted those inactive links as well.

And...that brings us to today, May 1st.  Nice way to start the new month with this pretty donation from our good friend Sandie P from Louisiana.  Please click to see the picture better so you can see the details in her darling hat.  I LOVE this hat.  It's stylish and quite warm as it has ear flaps.  Sandie what pattern did you use for this?

As always, please keep up the good work Sandie!

2015 DONATIONS:
Hats: 179+1=180
Scarves 67+1=68
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 63
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 109
Afghans: 7
Socks: 126
Cowls 12
Shawls 1
Misc: items like personal care and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted

We're still having very cool nights with frost, and temps some days still hover around 50-60, so it's still not warm, if you don't have a good roof over your head.  Please keep knitting and crocheting, the need still exists.

**If you missed any of the A-Z Challenge posts, please please do stop and read them. And it's still not to late to leave comments folks.   My hope is to further educate people about what it's like to be homeless, to better understand the nature of this sad situation.  The more we know, the better chance we have of helping.  I also desperately want to dispel the notion that it couldn't happen to you and your loved ones.

A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
D=Donations
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
I= Inspiration
J= What is Joy
K=Knitting
L=Knitting Looms
M=Mittens, Knitted, Crocheted or Loomed
N=Caring for the Needy
O=Jack Otis, Classmate, Homeless
P=Policing the Homeless
Q=Quilting Can Warm Those in Need
R=Helping Homeless with Rain Poncho's and Recycling
S=Shelter Living and the Homeless
T=Tent Cities for Homeless
U=Living Under the Underpasses
V=Homeless Veterans, Rest in Peace
W=Water in Doorways, Sprays Homeless
X=Xenophobia
Y=Yarn Helps Homeless
Z=Finding Zen


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.

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Where are You and Your Yarn From?

I'm trying to identify where everyone is from, partially for fun. Take a look at the map. Also, believe it will aid me in cases where we have several people with the same name. Please look at the lists of bloggers and non bloggers and see if I have the state you hail from. If not, please leave a comment and let me know.

Additionally, we've had help from Scotland, England, Germany Puerto Rico, Canada, and France! They don't appear on the map, but their help is still greatly appreciated.

Where The People Who Donate Come From, is your state represented?