Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crochet Corncupiscence

Back in December Kathryn at Crochet Corncupiscence was giving out awards during the month to blogs she found to be worthy. I was chosen to share a joint award with Sandy over at the Bridge and Beyond and Sue of SIBOL. The award was for blogs related to charity work.

I feel truly blessed to be in the company of these fine ladies. I have donated to both efforts. Sandy at The Bridge helps hundreds (I'm tempted to say thousands and that may well be true!) of homeless in Ohio. Besides collecting and organizing the many donations she receives, Sandy also puts together the squares and makes her own ghans to donate. You can read all about her efforts at the link above.

Sue has assembled so many beautiful ghans from donated squares which she then delivers to nursing home residents in the U.K. Such a sweet lady and you must visit her blog and see the beautiful pictures. She truly has a gift for photography and layout.

Both Sandy and Sue do various challenges to keep the donations coming. This month Sandy's focus is on mittens although donations of socks, hats, and scarves are always welcomed. You can find her calendar and the focus for each month here. Sue (or Mrs. Twins as she is also called) has her challenges listed here.

Before donating, it is always a good idea to find out the specifics of what is needed. Sandy has a general FAQ and also individual sections for the various types of donations such as hats and scarves. The challenge page at SIBOL also lists the requirements for the donated squares. Basically she accepts 6" squares made with acrylic yarn and having a straight edge so they can be easily joined.

If you are looking for a place to donate, you can't go wrong with these two ladies' efforts.

My thanks to Kathryn for allowing me to be in the company of these two worthy efforts with this award. My apologies, too, for the delay in posting about it. I meant to do it immediately and you know how that goes ... it didn't get done.

Kathryn always posts wonderful links to other sites, both charity related and many other topics, but all very interesting. I could spend all day checking them out and sometimes I do! LOL

I hope 2012 is going well for you so far!

Happy crocheting!
Sandie

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations Sandie! This is a well deserved award.

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  2. OMG Sandie, I completely forgot about this. I too need to post about it. Thanks for helping with my memory. And thanks for your kind words above. Popped over to get the right link for your hat pattern, and to say hi. It's Monday...argh.

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  3. Thanks for the kind words and the great work that you continue doing!

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