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: #29
Current: 30

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Great Excitement, A Wonderful first Hubby and Wife!

Karen and Frank from South Carolina have just joined our fabulous group.  They're our first couple, and Frank's a hat making machine!!  Seriously, I am in receipt of 65 hats.  They're are fabulous, vary a bit in size and are made with lots of wonderful colors.

I'm still having issues with pictures with the change over in my photo soft ware, so my photo's aren't coming out quite as well.  Sorry, I do hope you can see how wonderful all these Fabulous Frank Hat's are.

Frank's hats are loomed, they are nice and heavy, made with a variety of yarn.  Both he and Karen enjoy knitting, crocheting, looming for the benefit of others.  Living in a warm climate they said they were thrilled to find us and be a part of the cause.  Please welcome both Karen and Frank.  I've added a link to our team list on the side bar so you're able to visit their blog.

Again, many thanks!

**new totals
Hats 252
Mittens 43 pairs
Scarves 109

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Drum roll for a new member, LOOK!

Shelly, one of our newest members...some darling hats arrived yesterday. Work schedule prevented me from getting the photo done and posted. Sorry folks. She sent a nice variety of sizes. Some are for wee ones, some for youths, and I think one looks good for a teen with another that will work for adult. YIPPEE.

I'm super excited that we're off to such a good start for this fall and the coming season.

Got an email that tells me scarves on are in route from Karen (more on that tomorrow), as well as more goodies from Sandie (who keeps giving and giving), and we have 2 additional team members. A couple, husband and wife I'll introduce tomorrow. Please stayed tuned. (this is piece meal, having some issues with picture and compatibility folks that coupled with my longer than normal work week are delaying things a bit.).

Many thanks Shelly! (9 hats)

I've decided to eliminate our goals, which began in our first year.  As hats, scarves, and mittens will be appreciated.  All are needed and will be used for the homeless folks under the bridge and or the free clinic based upon need/appropriateness.

**new totals
Hats 187
Mittens 43 pairs
Scarves 109

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Good and Bad News to report

orange daisies
These flowers are beautiful, bright and cheery. These are not flowers in my backyard, nor a picture I took; but one in the sample pictures from my new computer. These aren't in my backyard because the weather has turned here in Central Ohio, and flowers are about 98% gone. That never makes me happy because it brings to light the fact people without a roof over their heads will soon be enduring cold, wet miserable Ohio Winters. Together though, we can make a difference in their lives.

On top of the weather turning which to me is also bad news, we received sad news that Rae's mother past a week ago. These Flowers will be our tribute to her in happier times. Rae, though not one of our knitters and crocheters is our connection with these folks under The Bridge. Rae takes our hand knit and crocheted items with her weekly as she takes food to these homeless. Rae on behalf of our entire team, let me express our deepest condolence for your loss.

As in many things in life when one door closes another opens, when bad things happen they're sometimes offset with something positive and good happening. Such is the case here. Today I added 2 new names of team members: Danette and Shelly. I've added links to their blogs and encourage you all to visit and welcome them. I received an email from Danette indicating she had items to donate and needed my address, and Shelly blogged about looking for a good charity and thus we were able to connect. I'm thrilled to have more helping hands, as the cause is great. Shelly has added our badge and blogged about our cause. Many thanks ladies.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

DoFollow Blog Log

Do Follow Badge
I am a DO Follow Blog, and I'm thrilled to have this fabulous list of other DO Follow Blogs:
You'll notice I've started deleting blogs from the list (where the blank spaces are). Some of these blogs are no longer do follow, some blogs aren't there anymore, some are re-directs, some are horribly outdated with no new blog posts. Others have comments closed, which certainly defeats the spirit of do follow. I do not wish to give dead blogs, or blogs not really sharing a link. They certainly aren't sharing if comments are closed, or if you have to subscribe before you can leave a comment. As of today, September 5, 2010 I've moved the several groups of blogs to the bottom of the list to give others a chance at the top. I will do this routinely and will note it here by changing the date.
**Additionally I've been making my way through the large list of comments deleting those that obviously are just list an url to get the link; those that are obviously spam. If there are some that seem legitimate when I visit their blogs, I will add them to the list, provided they have the badge and list on their page. By adding the badge visitors know they are a DoFollow Blog, and by adding the list; they're sharing the linky love. Everyone can benefit from this; but those trying to get and not give will not get from me. They have been and will continue to be deleted.

Sandy's Space
Bridge and Beyond

Web Tools and Tips
The Den of Iniquity
the so called me
Delightful Work

Lisa Reviews
Dilithium Crystalworks
Breath of Life Photography
Guitar Licks
Craft Blog

On the Horizon

From Emily to You

Step Into the Nexus

Im Blogging That!
Erns World

Sebastien Page
Flight of The Eaglehawk
Celebrity Scoop
A Saxy Girl

Journal of My Simple Life
No Average Mom
Tinas Treasured Thoughts
Just for Today

Gadget Girl Accessories
The Loquacious Curmudgeon
krissy.nu - life.unscripted
Skeets Stuff
Inside My Head

Pointless Drivel
Focus Organic.com
The Wired Kayaker
Mslovelys Blog Palace
Daisy the Curly Cat

MissMeliss: Escribition
The Aroengbinang Project
Big Bucks Blogger
The Knitting Fiend

Ask Jason Marketing
ToastTheTrends- Electronics and Gadgets
Bonnie Writes
Buy better - Have a Better Life

Laura Lohr
Good Enough Mom
Tip Tail - From Agility to Zen!
My Wanderings

Laane on the World
Wannabe Writer
Eliots slant on technology
Chimeric Daydreams

Intellectual Idiots
Another Blogista on the Spot
Her Gardening Blog

Table for Five
Healing Yourself Naturally

SEO Expert - Adam Ok
Aylee bits
An Unschooling Life
Simplify Every Obstacle

RetroMental: Time Capsules
Reality Wired
Muffin Mumblings
Home of the Decorating Princess

Selenas Musings About Travel and Culture
The Raw & The Cooked
ToastTheTrends- Financial
Debt Free Living

The Fibromyalgia Experiment
Its Write Now
My Home Recipe

Public Speecher
Welcome to Beautiful British Columbia!
My Road Less Traveled By

David Leonhardts SEO Marketing Express
Call Me When You Get There
Silver Melody
Kooks In Suits

Wampago - Music Videos and Entertainment Database
Not just any ordinary blog
Crabbie Tail
Off The Cuff
The Ruff Draft

Musings at Windyridge
Learn Spanish Now
New Century Politics
Mom's Chatterbox
Total Web Review

Beautiful British Columbia
Todays Gizmos
Computer Chit Chat

Brilliant Photography by Richard X. Thripp
Selenas Musings About Raising Children
The Chronicles of My Life

ah ok lah - the blogosphere and life
The Sewing Mom
Pegs AZ Life
Income Opportunities and Website Reviews

Xillys Blog
Women Mumbles
AskaX World
Prudence and Madness
Flatwater Tech

A Mothers Horizon
My memoirs
The Web 2.0 Directory
Christy's Coffee Break

The Official Mrs. Rugged
Marisas Dandelion Patch
Ask Laane
Wanders World

Surviving NJ
sweet and spicy life
I Was Born2Cree8

Chief Prognosticator 2
Bull3ts Blog
Ultimate Destinations

Picture Clusters
Fun, Crafts and Recipes
The passionate ailurophile
Luna Tail

Texas RV Travel blog
Lep's Lair
Down Memory Lanes
Pipsnet Entertainment

Open Road Biker
Slightly Mordant
my daily snippets
Writers Bloggage
Chris Ns Thoughts and Rants

The Talking Fingers on the Web
Blog Avenues
Her Home Blog
Successful Blogging With Random Shock

ToastTheTrends- Home Decor
How Can I Do That?
The Sun-Flower Family
Whats All This Then!
The Article Writer

Baby First Year
Healthy Living
Pink Poison Store
Telling It Like It Is
Eliots slant on entertainment

Ask Jason Business
Pixie Tail
Married With Children
Ferrets Haven

33 is the new 23
Suzanne Says
Musings of a Learning Wife and Mother
The Way It Is
Endangered Spaces

Vegan Videos
A Strange Life
Midlife Musings
Mexico Musings
A Problogger Mom

The Sassy Southerner
Pencil Thin
TinselTown Trash
That Bitchy Chick

Up Scheidt Creek
Cats and Coupons by valmg
Life in General
The Birds & The Beads
Xplicit Gemini

Technology Princess
Night Clicks
Forever Parents
Ask Jason Personal Tech
The Raw Review

ToastTheTrends- Life
My Happy Place
Dragonhearts Domain
Ordinary Folk

In A Class By Itself
Raw Vegan Momma
Rebas Run
What a bald guy told me about technology
Rinsems Rink

Thoughts Out of My Head
Hugo Says...
Its My Imagination
Self-Help Happiness Blog

Roxiticus Desperate Housewives
The Alligator Pit
Casual Blogging
Weight Loss Divas

Learn Spanish fast: vocabulary tricks and visualization
be my accountant
Movies of My Life

Simple PC Talk
My Happy Place
The Tech Inspector
pinay g-spot
Cheys Place

Polliwogs Pond
Los Angeles Blog: LA Snark
Accentuate the Positive
I know EVERYTHING, just ask my hubby
Kitnets Ponderings

Selenas Musings About Life
Into the Bit
Ravens Roads
Life in the Fast Lane

Adventures in Hong Kong
Twas Brillig
My Road
JT Music Review
SQKIKs Simple Tech

BenSpark 2: Electric Boogaloo
Agents Heaven - Real Estate Blog
ToastTheTrends- Fashion

A Prairie View
Hi Guyz and Galz
The Internet Sidestreet
Musings Of A Manic Mom
Blogging made devilishly simple

Candid Quips
Bits Of Dust
TutorialsPortal - Photoshop Tutorials ...
Elements of Fishing
Ramblings Of An Undisturbed Mind

Google Adsense Article
Window Shopper
Confessions of an Everyday housewife
Free For All
Miles Business Blog

Chief Prognosticator
Is It So?
Mo Mhile Gra
Renaissance Culinaire

Up the Hill Gang
Not Much More Than This
Pounding Heartbeat

tales from the ballpark: 2007
CoolAdzine for Marketers
High Strangeness Altoona

Pipsnet Technology
Beautiful Minds
My Muddled Mind
I am Who I am
Shopping Flavor

Scented Soy Candle Making
Silkenhuts World
Hot Chick Writer
Fanaticspace - Blog

Live From Allied Drive
ToastTheTrends- Entertainment
The Millionaire Secrets
Scribble On The Wall

Talk Of
My Adventures into The Street
Adapt, Adopt, and Improve
Aaron Roselo
Raspberry Patch Soapworks

Eco Shopper
Ask Jason
Bloggers for Dollars

The Other Side of New York
Karebear Central
Just My Opinion
Advanced Wellness Solutions
DRiNK . a . MOChA !

Callias Corner
Work At Home Musings
Wild in London
Advertising for Success
Dons Theatre

Losing It
Magical Rose Garden
Dew Knight
Culture Shiok!

A Writers Words, An Editors Eye
Slobokans Site O Schtuff
Just A Touch of Sweetness

Blacksheep Speaks

Step away from the cake
Learning Curve Coaching

Life With Heathens
Stacys Book Reviews
Organic Gardening Tips
Traveling Suitcase
Amphibian Care

*Living Life Abundantly at Marenda.Biz
*Tricia's Musings

*Home and Garden Diva
*Get WebStyle

*The Web Files
*Shopping Maniac
*Truly Odd Planet
The BenSpark

Blank Canvas
She Rambles On
FullosseousFlaps Dental Blog

My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings

Sysadmin News
Guitar Licks and Tips
You are in my world now

La Vie de Laurie
go get global news & views

My Opinion Counts

House of Freebies
The Pond
By the Sea
Winding Threads
The Other End of the Internet


Flos Place


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?