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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
First, the Olympics challenge. Pretty basic concept. See how much stuff we can make during the 17-day Olympic extravaganza. Boy did you all deliver!! In just 17 days, this group made
Landmark #2: Homespun Helpers has now made and donated a whopping 43 afghans for Afghans for Angels. We only need 7 more to reach 50!!!
And most importantly, perhaps...with reaching 2,000 items for this year, Homespun Helpers, in just 2 years, has made and donated a total of:
It's a number we haven't talked about much this year since this year has its own set of goals, but step back and think about that. That is pretty something.
Don't forget, the Regional Summer Contest ends on Labor Day and the Personal Achievement Contest is still going on!:)
So here they are!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I all, been in and out of town alot so haven't posted as much as normal. I have been stitching though. Here's some more items to count towards Team Ohio and Personal Goal.
Blue and Green Baby Blanket is crocheted, mostly V-stitch
Booties are a variety of knitted and crocheted.
The little hat is crocheted.
All for Marine Corp Kids. Got them in the box, addressed. Trying to finish one more item to put in. If I get it done tonight...off it goes tomorrow.
(yellow booties, dark blue with white booties, dark blue with multi blue booties, brown booties, multi-colored booties, lavendar booties with matching hat, baby blanket)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Originally uploaded by craftyone77
here's the rest of the squares. ten more to add to both the warming omaha total (warmingomaha.blogspot.com) and my personal achievement total!
that's six there.
and five there.
i'm trying to get some more uploaded, but am having problems, so i'll have to upload them later! for now, that's eleven more for my personal achievement and also for Warming Omaha! don't forget that you still have a month to submit squares to me, for your chance to win $50 towards an Amazon gift card!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
This whole "crating through the Olympics" thing has really done wonders for my speed crafting! I've gotten through this scarf you see here, plus these six more squares for Warming Omaha.
And then there's these four scarves. They'll also go to my mom to be donated at the hospital, but I'm really loving making vertical scarves. I've got a new one on the needles as we speak, and I'm thinking of making some for my Etsy shop for the holidays (obviously not to be listed here!) I love them so much! Great for using up random yarns, and you don't even need to worry about how well they all match if you don't want to, because the whole picture looks great no matter what!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
It's shaping up to be another Amazing year!!!
Give yourselves and each other pats on the back. Well, virtually... :)
Friday, August 8, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Not content with this goal, this lovely lady has now also undertaken the task of making beautiful hats for sailors on her sister's ship. She has recruited friends to help her in both goals, and she has added a great sense of humor, not to mention dedication, to our little group of crafters.
Choosing a cause for Arizona, her home state, was of course a no-brainer. And so, "ninjasezzy", five hats with 5 pairs of socks will be coming your way.
Originally uploaded by craftyone77
I haven't posted this yet, and I keep meaning to post it here and send it to Afghans For Angels. I also have another blanket I wanted to send, but it's not pastel (it's more of a teal blue), but I'm going to send it as well.
For now, though, here's this one to add to both my personal total and to the blankets going to Afghans For Angels.
Also? Can someone give me the address to send this? I looked on their site, and they don't have a chapter here in Nebraska, and I'm not sure if we're sending them to one specific location or not. Let me know so I can get the blankets sent out!
Just checking in with a reminder that the Regional Summer Contest will be over in about a month -- Labor Day! Jezebel is back from her trip but I'm sure will need some time to recover, but once she is able to post an update we will see where we are!
We have a great square drive to work on for Robyn, a few more Afghans for Angels to make, and well...it's getting close to the cold part of the year (hard as that is to believe) when people need things the most.
Yay August! And Yay for all of you!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
twelve more squares to add to my list! woo-hoo! this square making thing for Warming Omaha has really upped my crochet quantity ... i'm doubting i'll win the "personal best" contest, but i'm sure busting through my stash, which is a big goal for me right now.