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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.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Inching Towards our Afghan Donation Goal


We're inching our way towards our donation goal for afghans!  We need just 6 to make our goal of donating the same this year as we did last year.  Will we make it?  Only time will tell.  Please stay tuned.  This large granny style square afghan is a joint effort.  Ann M. had donated the pretty pink center which I put aside to add enough to make a lapghan/afghan.  This is slightly larger than an lapghan and perhaps a bit smaller than I make most afghans, but it covers me nicely---in that when I was working on it, it kept me warm, lol

This was a quick photo before I put it in the laundry so, it will be slightly larger after it's blocked.  

Thank you Ann for the good start!

**We need 164 scarves to meet last years donation number and we have 18 calendar days left....9.1 per day would do it.  Wonder how close we'll get??  Likewise we need 180 hats to hit last years donation total, so that would be 10 hats per day.  Who knows.

DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  180
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  164
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 7-1=6
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Thank you Marsha M! Donated Crocheted Afghans Galore

 By now, you surely must know who's hook these big granny square afghans are from.  Unless it's your first trip to this blog, Bridge and Beyond.  Marsha M must be the fastest crocheter in the world!!  She hand delivered bags of these lovely, cheery afghans/lapghans to my house.  I've opened each bag, photographed and edited lots of photo's of her work.
 Each afghan/lapghan was received with great enthusiasm at Homeless Families Foundation where they were all delivered.  In fact, they were all delivered before you got to see them all and read about them all here on the blog.  I honestly don't think Marsha missed a color when you go back and look at each one.
 Some are similar in colors, and yet each one is truly and totally unique.  Some have a dominate color theme, others are mingled every few row.  I've had fun looking at them all, and know you have as well.  I'm thrilled beyond words at how Marsha's donation brought our numbers so close to last years mark...and still we have some time left, so please do keep checking in folks to see how close we get.

If I could pick a favorite in this group, perhaps it would be the first one.  What about you?


**To match last years donation totals, we need 164 more scarves, as of today...there's 20 physical days left in the year, so we would need a donation of 8.2 scarves per day to make it.  How close will we get? AND 180 hats which is 9 per day.  Anyone want to make a wager?  AND look how close we are to our Afghan total!

DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  180
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  164
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 11-4=7
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.

**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hats, Scarves and Lapghan Donated to the Homeless

 Drum roll please, got some goodies to share with you again.  A fun warm afghan/lapghan.  The center looks like bright sunshine to me with the blues and greens, oranges etc.  Lots of primary colors here and more!!
 Guess who's been busy with her crochet hook?  Guess, lol.  Do you recognize the style?  Bet you do, this crocheted granny square afghan/lapghan comes from the smoking hot crochet hook that belongs to our friend Marsha M.  I love this color combination.  Looks so bright and cheery and sorta Christmasy.  
 AND for some more variety, our friend Marsha M has included hats and a scarf.  Love the variety of colors in the hats.  Warm heads are happy heads.

Oh, this purple one, what female wouldn't love this one!!  I'm trying hard to pick a favorite from this group and it's a real toss up....hum, maybe the purple, it looks so peaceful and restful.........then again the red and green.  Oh my, it's hard, but I think I'll go with the purple.  How bout you?  As always, I remind you to click to enlarge so you can see details of any of the pictures here on Bridge and Beyond.  It helps you truly admire the hard work that goes into our big hearted crafters donations.

AND........wow, look how our numbers toward our goal are improving.

Many many thanks Marsha, please please keep up the good work.


DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  194-14=180
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  165-1=164
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 14-3=11
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.


**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**


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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Crocheted Afghans and Lapghans such a Wonderful Donation

 Gold and green crocheted stitches from our good friend and speedy crocheter Marsha M, make this lovely afghan/lapghan.  I need to ask Marsha if she's going for the worlds record of faster crocheter.  
 Then there's awesome blue one~!  WOW  Everyone likes blue.  This will work for men or woman.  Truly fantastic.
 Doesn't this one look patriotic?  I am convinced now, this woman truly must not sleep, or eat!  She's making so many people happy with these warm, cheery afghans/lapghans.  Marsha, you're a marvel.

AND ...drum roll there's more.  I encourage you all to scroll back to yesterday to see 3 others she made.  Well....really scroll back 2 or 3 pages worth.  I know you'll be as impressed with the number of people she's warmed as I am.

Keep up the good work Marsha.  Many thanks.  I think the Blue one is my favorite in this group...how bout you?

Look how close we're getting with our goal for afghans for the year?



DONATIONS 2017

HATS:  194
SCARVES (Gators, Infinity Scarves)  165
MITTENS:  +9
SLIPPERS: 52
RAIN PONCHOS: 205
COTTON WASHCLOTHS: +72
AFGHANS: 18-4=14
SOCKS: 120 
Misc, Ponchos, shawls, headbands etc aren't counted but very much appreciated.


**We started the year with the number of items we had donated last year, 2016; and will subtract our donations from that.  Using the end number for 2016 as the goal for the each item.  So, as the year continues you will see numbers decrease.  Our goal is to meet and surpass the number of items donated last year.**

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.

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