Update On Afghans

I have gotten a tremendouMade-with-Loves amount of afghans done! Every time I look at the pile it pleases me.

 

The first thing is that I have been able to keep up with the crocheting. With several chronic illnesses it is hard to keep up with things. I have managed despite the pain in my hands by thinking of all the children that are going to benefit from this. The second thing is that while my Go Fund Me campaign is still going, I have had some private donations come in and I was able to order a few animals to get that started. While I have a long way to go, I am feeling confident that I will be able to get everything completed by the date I have set. I want to have everything done by November 1st.

I have some other news that is very exciting to me,

 

the head supervisor service coordinator is going to spotlight me and my work in their fall newsletter and it goes all over the country, not just here in North Carolina!  Anyway, enough about me.

How have the rest of you been doing?  What have you been up to?  I truly would like to know.  Do any of you have gardens? I miss gardening since I have moved to an urban setting.

It’s a beautiful day today. I hope it is just as beautiful where you are. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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Comfort Bags

Hello everyone!  It has been a long while since I have been here and I apologize. I haven’t been feeling well and my medications haven’t been agreeing with me,  but I digress.  There are more important things to talk about.

Recently I was honored at a breakfast along with eight other remarkable people as a Senior Champion for doing charitable work. I was sincerely humbled.IMG_20170809_164501_751

 Even now as I sit typing this blog, I smile and realize how lucky I am to be doing what I am doing.

I am working on what I call Comfort Bags. The bag will contain 1 handmade (crocheted) blanket. The blankets will be all different sizes and the bag will also have 1 stuffed animal. I have the yarn for the blankets and I also have the bags. What I need help with is the stuffed animals. That is why I have started a go fund me page.  Help me get some stuffed animals .    The bags will be given to our local police department to give to children that have been traumatized in one way or another. This will let them know that someone cares and loves them.

To me, this is not work, it is a labor of love. I have been doing this for years and I will be doing this for a long time to come.

 

Half Done

Day 15

Half Done

I can’t crochet a blanket

and leave it half done.

What good would it be

to leave it half done?

You couldn’t use it

only being half done.

A blanket for charity is no

charity at all when its half done.

How can it keep someone warm

if its only half done.

I can’t do it. Not me. I’m not a

half done kind of person.

It’s all or nothing for me

I don’t do things half done.

Six Ways To Make A Difference

Day 6

Six Ways To Make A Difference

  1. Donate money to the charity of your choice. They could all use some extra money. Whether it is a small donation or a large one, they will appreciate it just the same. Every dollar counts.
  2. Volunteer your time. There are soup kitchens, food banks, hospitals and nursing homes to name a few.
  3. Send a care package to a soldier. You can send practical things like razors or sunglasses, small bags of nuts, socks,paperback books, etc. For a good place to find out what is needed and how to send it you can check out this web site at Care Packages.  It is called Operation Shoebox.
  4. Go to your local library and volunteer to teach someone to read. What a gift, just think how wonderful it is to be able to read. You would be surprised to learn how many adults can not read.
  5. Volunteer at your local animal shelter. You could offer to walk the dogs, clean out cages or any number of tasks that they need help with.
  6. Any of you crocheters or knitters out there could make hats and scarves in different sizes and colors for homeless people. There are plenty of shelters that would be very happy to get these things.

There are many more things that I could mention, but this is a good starting place. Donate today, it makes a difference.

2017-A Year For Doing Good Things

What a great way to start off the new year.  I got a pleasant surprise the other day by email.

I made a Christmas afghan a couple of years ago that got auctioned off for charity.  Well, the person that won it sent me an email. They said how much they enjoyed the afghan and that they had gotten many compliments on it. They also said that I should make more of them.

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Afghan I made for charity.

To say that I was overjoyed is an understatement. I know that my plans for crocheting more for charity this year is a good one and a plan that I will keep. It makes me feel good to know that people really do appreciate good work.

I was thinking about all of the different color combinations that I could choose from and I thought about two or three different blues and white. The possibilities are endless.

The email that I got has made me realize another thing. How very important it is to think of others. That you are keeping someone warm or making a security blanket for a child. Or just the simple fact that you care enough about someone and I have been blessed to see the smile and joy on a child’s face when they get a blanket. That is enough for me to keep on doing this thing that I have been doing for years and years. The smiles of appreciation. Oh yeah, that will do it for me.

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