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

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Elusive Spring and A-Z Challenge

Some of you may have seen this cute little ditty on Facebook awhile back.  It struck me as funny, and even though yesterday was in fact The First Day of Spring, many folks posted on Facebook that it snowed.  I'm happy to say it didn't snow here, and I hope we've seen the last of it, but still ...it doesn't look like or feel like Spring, so perhaps it's really not quite yet installed.  Meanwhile, keep those hands busy with yarn, needles and hooks, our homeless friends still need our help.  AND remember, even after the weather is nice, we continue, this is a year long quest.  We continue to knit, crochet, and loom and donate--- that gives our shelters and our friend Rae the ability to stock pile supplies so as soon as the weather turns they are prepared and don't have to wait for a delivery from us to protect the people in need.

A bit of an update, this badge which you see in my right sidebar is part of the annual #atozchallenge.  We blog daily in alphabetical order, and we visit at least 5 blogs daily.  It's a way to grow readership, meet new bloggers and we're hopeful the added exposure for Bridge and Beyond will produce new followers of the blog and helping hands for the cause.  I've started an additional blog log, also in the right side bar, scroll down for all a-z friends who visit and leave comments on the blog to assure I'm able to visit your blogs back and return the favor.  I've written and scheduled to post 8 blog posts so far, (A-H).  As donations come in those posts will be added to the scheduled challenge posts.  Additionally, I've visited and left comments on 70 blogs so far (5 for each blog post since I've joined the challenge).  Reminder to my a-z friends to please delete your captcha (per challenge rules), and to please leave the actual url to your blog not your profile page or google+ page so reciprocal  visits are possible.

Hats: 130
Scarves 50
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers: 45
Slippers: 50
Rain Poncho's:  53
Cotton Washcloths: 79
Afghans: 2
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. NO SPRING HERE. We are scheduled for 3 to 5 inches of heavy wet snow today. We have missed alot of the snow that everyone else got this winter. Cant be too upset as we had our 70 degrees over the past two weeks while everyone else was getting storms.No snow or cold till spring was officially here.:+)Good day to stay inside and crochet. Stay safe everyone.GOD BLESS THE HOMELESS. Marj in Minnesota/32 degrees

  2. Sorry to her you're now getting snow Marj, hopefully it won't stay around long. Stay in safe and warm, and right you are, perfect reason to crochet the day away!

  3. No Spring in MI either. It's 37, sunny, but a very cold wind. Got in the teens last night. A good day to knit. Sorry you are getting snow Marj. Hope it doesn't stay on the ground a long time.

  4. Our spring has been very wet so far, but considering all the winter weather we had earlier in the month, it's been a relief. We live in Georgia, so we tend not to get too much winter weather (good thing, because we don't know how to handle it), but we had more than we usually do this year. It's warming up to spring levels now.

    I don't knit or crochet, but Mary does. She runs the charity knitters and crocheters group at our parish. I think they're up to their necks here with all the things they're doing, but I'll mention your group to her.

    John Holton
    The Sound Of One Hand Typing

    1. Thank you for the visit and comment John, much appreciated. Thanks also for telling Mary at your parish, that's awesome.

  5. Wow! 70 blog visits already. You are doing amazing. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for A to Z! Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie


PLEASE...Leave your name and URL of your blog, NOT Google+ Profile. I'm can't return the favor of a blog visit if you leave Google+ !!!

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?