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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.



Goal: 36
Start: #29
Current: 30

Friday, April 1, 2016

Blue Sky

 Well this afghan, Blue Sky is quite timely, given all the storms around the country and high winds during this spring one day and winter the next season.  Blue Sky reminds us, after storms the sky does clear, and things do get better.  Somehow it seems perfect to me, and as I said very timely.  We had quite a storm here last night, high winds and lots of rain; but as I look out the window now.........Blue Skies do prevail.  And doesn't that metaphor seem appropriate for our homeless families?

  Thank you Sarah S for assembling this afghan.  This ghan is made of many different styles and sizes of squares and rectangle...some knitted and some crocheted.  She's edged in brown and joined to make a wonderful welcome home present for our families at Homeless Families Foundation as they transition from shelter living to their permanent housing situation.  Many thanks Sarah!  I truly appreciate your help with the backlog of squares.
Additionally, Sarah has included lots of personal care items, always appreciated and needed along with cotton washcloths.  Thank you again for your on going support of Bridge and Beyond and helping Ohio's Homeless.

Keep up the good work.

Hats:     260
Scarves: 132
Mittens/Gloves/Wrist Warmers:  86
Slippers: 77
Rain Poncho's:   +95
Cotton Washcloths:  361 -8 =353
Afghans:   15 -1 = 14
Socks:  189
Cowls/Hoody Combo's, headbands:   8
Shawls and shrugs, ponchos, sweaters & vests etc 0
Misc: items like personal care, headbands etc and things don't fit into above categories aren't counted.

Please note the category of shawl, shrugs, ponchos etc has reached our little goal, same as last year of 1.........but please please please.........don't let that stop you from making more of these items.  Likewise note we've definitely reached our goal for rain poncho's.  Rain ponchos's serve many purposes so we will probably still need some....down the line, but not for awhile.

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. This is beautiful and with my favourite colour! I love all the squares and anyone who receives this will be so happy

    1. Thank you Birgit for your sweet visit and comment. Much appreciated.

  2. Very nice job on putting Blue Sky together Sarah S. That will keep someone warm in the cool days ahead. Nice collection of wash cloths also. We had bad storms last night here in MI and that S word is to be here tomorrow and more snow on Monday.

    1. She really did do a nice job..it turned out great. You're right on the mark.

  3. This is a beautiful afghan. I do agree that the name/colors are an appropriate reminder that the skies do clear after storms.


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