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. Contact me for the mailing address. Thank you

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GOAL FOR AFGHANS

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Goal: 24
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Current: 13
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Monday, September 21, 2020

Crocheting Warmth and Love for Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Tara B for this cheery bright colored Afghan.  It's certainly appropriate to welcome in the autumn season.  It's hard to believe summer has past, but as I type my fingers are cold and so I am reminded that it is September and the last 3 days it's only been in the forty's in the morning.  So warmth is indeed needed for our homeless friends.  Tara's afghan is crocheted and sized large enough for a family to enjoy it.  

She's also been busy crocheting hats and scarves.   As you can see, there are several matching sets.  Please click to see details and notice the bagged personal care kits.  She's included 2 cotton washcloths, toothpaste and wipes in each baggy.  What a nice way to gift wrap it.  She's tied the two cloths together also, which is such a nice touch.

Some time back Tara had the brilliant idea to set up a sock order on Amazon.  I thought this was such a smart idea.  She doesn't have to take time to go shopping or repackage them to send here.  She set it up on Amazon and they mail directly to me.  The idea of the year, IMHO.

Many thanks Tara and please keep up the good work.  You truly are making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than us.



**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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, August 5, 2020

Knitting and Crocheting in Sunny Florida Helps Ohio's Homeless

 Thank you Sandra R from Florida for this awesome and very generous donation of crocheted and knitted goodies.  This afghan.......WOW, it's a beauty.  Crocheted.  This is probably the most traditional crocheted afghan that exists, the granny squares all different colors.  It's probably how people used up everything they had...all their left overs from socks, hats, scarves, sweaters etc.  
 This is also a granny square crocheted afghan, but a newer type pattern.  I love this and know every young girl/teen and most women LOVE purple and lavender.  Sooooooooo pretty.
 Sandra isn't sleeping.  Seriously...she must be up all hours of the night to get this much done.  Isn't this an interesting technique.  Yes, this is another example of granny squares, but I don't know what the technique is that incorporates color work like this.  Is it intarsia? 
 Don't go away, there's more!  This is the same style afghan as above, but with 3 colors.......it looks like Buckeye Colors to me.  Scarlet and gray with the white.  These afghans have a lot of texture.  Please click to enlarge the photo, so you can see the details.
 AND.........this one is knitted in the very traditional log cabin style, which I always Love......who doesn't.  These afghans vary a bit in size, color, but all beautifully made.  And all of these will be loved by those that receive them.  Sandra, you truly amaze me.
She also included knitted hats, knitted cotton wash cloths, and mittens......and scarves in her donation.  Whew.......I'm tired just looking at it all.  The hats and mittens are all nicely tagged with size.  

Thank you, Thank you Sandra for your skillful hands and big heart.  Please know how much you are appreciated.

As always, keep up the good work!  You Rock!!!!!!!!!

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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, August 3, 2020

Mother and Daughter Team Up to Help Homeless

Thank you Tara B for this donation of 12 pairsof socks!  Let me back up a bit.  A while back Tara had a brilliant idea.  Instead of shopping buying socks to add to her crocheted donations; she would set up a repeat order on Amazon and the socks would be shipped to me.......she pays no shipping costs that way as well.  I thought it was a wonderful idea.

So the first shipment came, I took a picture and somehow when it was being transferred from my phone to the computer it vanished.  (please scroll to previous post with more info on this.  It's happened twice recently, and I don't know why.

Then her 2nd shipment came so I photographed them both together.  Still had the 1st package having not yet put in the bags for delivery.

Tara tells her mother Lara about Bridge and Beyond, and Lara who taught Tara to crochet decided she would join in.  She crocheted this traditional ripple, always a favorite.  This is sc back stitch, which is how you get the awesome texture.  I LOVE this, it reminds me of my Mother, because she taught me to crochet back in the day how to knit and crochet.  A nice memory.  AND I love the primary colors she used, so bright and cherry.

She also crocheted hats, and headbands.  And she included socks and some personal care items with the her donation.

Lara M. is our newest pair of helping hands.  Thrilled to have you join us and please know that you are making an important difference in the lives of those less fortunate. 

 Many thanks, and please keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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, August 1, 2020

Knitting in Florida Helps Ohio's Homeless

Thank you Laura E for this awesome donation.  As you can, she's been very busy knitting hats, and and cotton wash cloths.  AND she's included lots of good personal care items: wipes, tooth paste, tooth brushes, soap, tissues, razors and 1st aid!  Love the idea of 1st aid.  Please click folks to see the details.  1st aid isn't something I had thought about before so wanted to point that out.   AND she also included panty liners for women, which I understand to be something always in short demand.  

Kudos Laura for thinking about different ways to help these folks!

This was to be 1 of 2 pictures, as she sent 2 boxes of donations.  I have 2 notes and the counts of everything; but I've had a picture problem (2nd time in recent weeks here on my computer).  Actually, I'm not sure if the problem is my phone or the computer.  When I transfer the pictures from my phone to the computer I've had a few (just recently) disappear.  I've tried finding them on the computer and the phone without success.  Literally, it was there, I saw it and then poof.  Very frustrating.

Is this photo there are 23 pairs of socks and there were 11 in the lost photo.
There are 6 hats in this photo and there were 9 in the other one.
There are 4 cloths in this photo and there were 5 in other one.
There were personal care items in both photo's.

Perhaps eventually I'll find the photo in an unrelated file on the computer, who knows.  But, I don't know way this has happened twice in recent weeks.

Thank you Laura E, for being so generous and please know you're truly are making a difference.  Am so sorry about the missing photo.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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, July 30, 2020

Classmate Crochets and Donates to Help Ohio's Homeless

What a wonderful donation of crocheted goodies!!  This donation comes from a good friend of mine, and someone I graduated from high school with 50 ish years ago.  We got to see each other last October at our 50th Class Reunion.  So grateful we managed to have the reunion BEFORE all the troubled times with the virus.

Joy D, does beautiful work.  Look at all the hats and matching scarf sets.  The scarves are all folded rather than draped so I would be able to get them all in the picture.  Hats of different sizes to warm a variety of head sizes.  She's also crocheted some cotton washcloths and included personal care items in her generous donation.

Many thanks Joy and know what an important difference you make to homeless Ohioans.  

As always, please keep up the good work.  AND please stay safe during these difficult times.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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, July 17, 2020

Crocheted Hats and Scarves Help the Homeless

Thank you Karen S for this awesome donation of crocheted hats and scarves.  

Karen often uses this different style of crocheting with her scarves that gives you a light and dark side of a scarf.  It's been awhile since I've talked about this method, but thought I would again; for those who may be here to Bridge and Beyond for the first time, or simply not seen it before.

It has many names, and here's the video showing you how to do.  If you try it, let us know.


Karen always adds cute little size tags to her hats.  These hats are knitted on a loom.  This style hat is made with double yarn making it especially warm.  And while many of us around the country are nice and warm now that it's summer, we will be in need of warm hats and scarves before you know it.

Many thanks Karen for your thoughtful donation, please know what an important difference you make.  AND please keep up the good work.

**The counts on our progress bars are current. 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.

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?