Monday, January 28, 2013

I think I found them . . .

I remember I saved red ones for the Christmas distribution so I think these are different photos from what I posted already.  I will continue to look for any I might have missed.  I took photos of them in different ways to see them better.  Once more, thanks to the three ladies, quilting friends of Kathy who donated yarn for me to complete the project.

Another note:

I have been searching through my photo chips for the rest of the neck scarves I made.  Been unsuccessful so far.  I know I took photos so until I find the rest, I will not blog again.  SIGH  I owe it to my contributors to show them all the scarves, not just a few as I have so far.  Once found, I can then feel comfortable blogging again on a regular basis.  (I still don't have the problems fixed for those who visit.  I am sorry!  Maybe I am just too old to learn what to do.  I am not giving up just yet tho as I need to show the  remaining  neck scarves photos in thanks to those who helped me procure yarn for them. Please bear with me. . . thanks!


Friday, January 18, 2013

Scarf for tomatoes. . . three views of one

Yes, this fellow resident had access to a little garden and brought me many red mini tomatoes AND some yellow pear shaped ones too!  They were sooooooooooooooooo good that I told him I would make  him a neck scarf (which he had admired when I was making for my project).  I told him if he bought the yarn, I would make him a scarf and I got to keep the leftover yarn for my project.  He readily concurred.  I would never have thought of putting purple with black. . . but that was his choice.

I am still looking for the rest of the photos of my scarf project I did for the give a way. . . hope to share them soon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Latest one made for friend. . .

My friend couldn't decide which color she wanted for a scarf but said black or white so I made her a zebra one -- the middle strip was done with both colors crocheted together.and is probably warmer.  She loved it!  I bought the yarn after church one Sunday afternoon  I finished it that same night!  It is the first one I made sicne my project and I found that I don't hate doing it.  I may do the project again but  not make quite so many this time as I want to do other things too.

I have to find my photo card for the rest of the scarves I made for "the project."  I am trying to find them. . . will soon, I hope.  I am still trying to get my blog straightened out also. . . THEN I will visit other blogs I enjoy again on a regular basis.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

More scarves bring smiles to my heart . . . and warmth elsewhere.

 I like to spread the scarfs out so they can be seen better and haven't decided just which is best -- over a dark "plastic" couch in the mail room or over a large table in the former dining room . . . so you get some of both.
 As far as I can remember, these all are different tho -- just placed differently or taken from different view.

 Doesn't really matter the color IF it keeps one warm . . . but it is nice to have a choice.  THANKS again to those people who helped my project by donating new skeins of yarn for me to work with for this.
 All sizes for kids and adults -- some just like to wrap around neck and put end into coat so they are short/for kids sizes; others like to wear them long for decoration and warmth. . .
Varied sizes for sure!

Many different colors also. . . but all to help keep people warm!  You can enlarge by clicking on photo.

THANKS again to those who helped me accomplish this project by donating skeins of yarn.  I will show more when I find them on my other photo card.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Some of my hair pin lace scarves

 When I began this give-a -way project, I had no idea how much work it would be.
I just knew that I wanted to do something for our community and I enjoy making things from hair pin lace crochet.

This gave me plenty of experience. . . some frustrating and some joyful but in the end, all wonderful!

I knew my project would keep a few people just a little warmer this winter and we have had some cold weather recently in the 20's and a few teasings of light snow too!

So, this is a sampling of some of the scarves I made for people that came for the free dinner at Chronis Restaurant for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will  show you more of them on my blog later/

WITHOUT the yarn donations of several of Kathy's  quilting friends from Washington and Idaho, I would have had to pay for all the yarn myself.  These wonderful ladies sent me several boxes of beautiful yearn to make the scarves.  THANK YOU!

(More another day. . . )

Yes, it's me!

Hi.  Don't faint. . . I am finally back!  This is just a test to make sure I can post since I changed Internet Providers a year ago and then went back to my old one.  If this works, I am in business, thanks to a lot of help from Kathy.

 I missed blogging but made a choice to put  my scarf project first so just read a few blogs and didn't post.  My first order of business is to thank Kathy and her quilting friends who sent me some yarnto add to what I had and bought in order  to accomplish my goal for my SCARF project for this past Thanksgiving and Christmas give a ways.  I made 212 scarfs in 11 months but gave two away to special friends, gave 10 away for a different friends project to help families of men in prison and the rest went to the restaurant that provided a free meal on both holidays to anyone who showed up. 

I will try to locate some photos of the scarfs and post them next.

I sure have missed blogging and hope to get back into it on a regular basis again.  I hope all my internet friends will return.  I hope to visit blogs soon.