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
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
- 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.
- Volunteer your time. There are soup kitchens, food banks, hospitals and nursing homes to name a few.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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…
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.
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.