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Goal: 30
Start: #15
Current: 16

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Crocheted Afghans Provide Warmth and Love to those in Need

I've been MIA for a while here on Bridge and Beyond.  My Father was going down hill.  He was 95 and living in an Assisted Living Center.  Like many of you, Covid kept us from being able to visit for over a year.  Thankfully the employees set up Facetime visits for family members of residents.   He ended up in Hospice and we were allowed to visit.  Things continued to go downhill until he passed.  We're still working through things that all families do with arrangements after a family member passes.  It was blessing, he had a long full life.  I just felt the need to explain why I've been MIA here.

AND now onto these wonderful afghans, crocheted by our good friend, and long time supporter, Sandra R from sunny Florida.  Where I hope she's staying safe, as Covid there has become very very bad.  Higher numbers than throughout the Pandemic.  Staying safely inside and crocheting sounds like a good way to avoid the Virus.  AND it certainly looks like that's what Sandra has been doing.

This first afghan is tan and blue, though the color in the pictures almost makes it look like there's lavender included.  She's used, what I believe is Tunisian Crochet, and join as you go method?  It's nice and large and warm and will be well received.  The colors are suitable for a man or a woman  
This 2nd afghan burgundy, blue and white and the always popular ripple style made with double crochet stitches I believe from looking at it.  So nicely made and again suitable, colorwise for a man or woman.  
Don't go away........there's more.   Another Tunisian Crochet, join as you go afghan, except the size of the squares are larger in this pattern.  Stick around and keep scrolling down
Yes.....I do believe she's staying safe inside with all this  crocheting she's managed to do.  Here's a fourth afghan, another ripple style afghan made with double crochet stitches .  I LOVE this color combination.  Purple, Gray and White.

These 4 afghans will make 4 people/4 families very happy indeed.  Thank you for your long time support Sandra and your gifted hands and big heart.  Your always so generous.  

Keep up the good work, (and folks do come back...because she had other things in her large box.  I'll be showing you more in the next blog post.

***For record Keeping I'm adding that these 4 afghans added to the 11 we've already donated makes 15 which is 50% of our goal of 30.  Not sure what the problem is, but am unable to update my graphs.  Will keep trying in the days to come.  This has never happened before, but there is no longer an edit option for me to do the update.***

**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.


  1. So very sorry about your Dad. My sympathies to his family and friends. These afghans are beautiful. Good job, Sandra R.

    1. Thank you Sandie, much appreciated. And right you are these are lovely afghans.

  2. I am so sorry for the death of your Dad. Hugs to you and your family.
    WOW 4 beautiful afghans Sandra R! You have been very busy!


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