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Goal: 30
Start: #24
Current: 26

Monday, March 23, 2015

Crocheted Afghans for Homeless Families Foundation

 Bright and Beautiful!  Many thanks to our good friend AnneMarie from New York for crocheting and donating this colorful afghan.  Look at all the colors!  It's a ripple and everyone loves a ripple.  This is less pointed then a ripple and looks like soft waves to me.  Truly lovely.
This beautiful turquoise shell stitch afghan is soooooooo pretty.  Do click on both pictures folks so you can see the details of these beautiful afghans AnneMarie has crocheted.  Can you imagine the smiles of the lucky recipients!

As always, thank you for your long time support and generosity.  Please keep up the good work.

**Told you there were more boxes to please pop back in to see....and that's still true, see you tomorrow.

My Theme for the challenge will be all things connected to Homeless and what we do here on Bridge and Beyond, linking up with the reveal linky.

Hats: 130
Scarves 50
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 50
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 79
Afghans: 2+2=4
Socks: 121
Cowls 12
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.


  1. You've got some generous and hard working contributors there. Here's hoping for some warm weather soon, both for the street people and ourselves.

    1. Right you are Delores on the need for warmer weather for all, and for how wonderful and generous our posey is. Glad to see you popped over here to the blog, look forward to seeing you often. LOVE your flower avatar!

  2. Definitely generous crocheters here, Delores. BEAUTIFUL WORK AS ALWAYS ANNEMARIE. love the look of spring in both your ghans. These will be such a nice contribution to whoever receives them.
    We got hit by the big snow machine here last night. All different amounts in the immediate areas. another good day to remain inside and working for the homeless. Anywhere from 2 to 8 inches which is quickly turning to slush. Wont last long I am sure, but more on the way, Good times in MN in March.:+).GOD BLESS THE HOMELESS. Marj in minnesota/ 32 degrees.

    1. Sorry you got the snow there in Minnesota Marj, glad it's warm enough it will melt soon. It's warmed up a bit here, but still below freeZing at 27. Right you are AnneMarie's work is always stunning. Thanks for being such a good cheerleader.

  3. How cool is that! I love to see posts like this. Makes me want to do something for somebody less fortunate.

    1. Thanks for the visit Stephen, hope you do do something for someone less fortunate, it's very rewarding. Hope to see you here again on Bridge and Beyond. And...you could join us, even if you don't knit or crochet. You could donate personal care items and or socks.

  4. These are beautiful. What a wonderful donation!

    1. Waving hello Yvonne, nice to see you. Thank you for the visit and supportive comment. I love how people cheer each other on.

  5. The multi-colored Afghan that AnnMarie made looks really nice, especially the ripple pattern on it :)

    Knitting and crochet, etc. is such as useful talent to have. It's cool that people donated some materials that came from their talents, for a good cause. Also Cheers to you for doing your A-Z theme on matters of homelessness! It is such a tough subject that many people who enjoy the most basic of comforts have misconceptions about.

    #AtoZChallenge Co-Host
    The Madlab Post

    I am unsure about permalink url thing you mentioned copying and pasting for your direct link to the theme reveal post. I'll look into it. Might be a restriction on number of characters/length in a url.

    1. Thanks for the visit and nice comments, appreciate it Nicole. I'll count my characters in the post url and see what you think

  6. Beautiful afghans AnnMarie! You have made a couple of families very happy with those. They sure will be used in this cold we are still having. Only 30 here in MI, cloudy day. Going into the teens again tonight. No snow in this part of MI.

    1. Glad you don't have snow Sue, sorry you're getting the colder temps again. Sure is getting tiring isn't it. Thanks for the sweet comments on AnnMarie's work!

  7. Gorgeous work, and it's so cool you are using your blog and your talents to help others in need!

    1. Thank you for the visit and kind comment Anne. The people pull together so nicely here on Bridge and Beyond, it is truly heart warming.

  8. Looking forward to reading what you write about your work with the homeless; they are very dear and near to my heart; have done more for them where we previously lived (San Diego area); just relocated to Arizona at the first of the year, still trying to find my "roots" so to speak of where I'll serve. My mom when she was alive was always knitting hats for kids who needed them.


  9. Annemarie, you always do such a great job!


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