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.

 

A Stick And Some String

Day 19

A Stick And Some String

I wonder how the idea of crochet came about

Did they try and try and fail and pout

Makes you wonder how they came to ponder

that one would even try to conjure

Why they would persist at anything

With a little stick and some string

Just For Me

I really need some new dish cloths. So after some pondering, it took quite some time to convince myself that it would be alright for me to take some time off and make something Just For Me.

You see, I’m not used to doing that. I am usually busy making things for others that it doesn’t even cross my mind to make something for myself. I figured that I make dish cloths so quickly that I really could take some time for me. And you know what?  It feels good.  Besides that, I’ve been wanting to try this new yarn organizer that my sister got me for Christmas. It keeps the balls from becoming tangled or rolling across the floor. I have to tell you Tracy (sister), I Love It!!! Thank you, Thank you.

I didn’t get into my cotton yarn bin for these colors. These were easy to get to. If you saw my stash, you would understand my dilemma on getting to my cotton bin. Oh dear   😦

That is going to be my project for another day. It gives me a headache just thinking about it! LOL  Well friends, it’s time to show you some photos of the dishcloth that I am making and of the  colors that I picked for the others. I figured that three cloths would be enough for now.

 

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I’ll show you the end product. It won’t take too long for me to finish these. Then I have to figure out what I’m going to start on next. Everything I make is…

Made-with-Love

 

 

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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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