A Life Full of Laughter: October 2010

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My granny stripe!

I've been working hard on my granny stripe blanket.  I really, really love this pattern!  It's so fun and easy to do in front of the television.  I've just finished my 58th stripe of color.  I was going to make it to snuggle under in the living room but my husband has talked me into making it bigger to put on our bed.  I love that he likes it that much!  So, I'm going to make a total of 100 stripes of color and then 3 borders.  Should be nice and big for the bed!  I'm really hoping to get it finished by Christmas!!  I suppose that will be an excuse to just watch tv and crochet for the next few weeks....I like that idea! :)


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Six months of COBP!

Today, October 20, is the six month anniversary of Central Ohio Binky Patrol.  It’s hard to believe that we’ve only been functioning for six months!  I feel like it’s always been a part of my life.  So far we have donated 117 binkies, 40 pairs of baby booties and 89 hats!!!  That is amazing and I have all of my wonderful volunteers to thank for these numbers.  I sure couldn’t do any of this without you! :)  I’ve also received a wonderful response to my goal of another 75 binkies (and any other items you want to send) for House of New Hope foster care agency.  I think we are going to make the goal by the middle of December!  Yay!  Thank you all for your wonderful support!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Custom Hoodies

I haven’t posted about Crooked Brook for awhile and thought I needed to get back to telling you guys how great they are. When I started receiving some different embroidered clothing from them I got into my head that I really wanted a custom designed hoodie sweatshirt. I knew I wanted it to be green and had a good idea of where I wanted the logos placed. I mentioned it in and email to Li and before I knew it we were planning my hoodie! I got to pick the color, style & size of logo, and placement of the logo. It was so fun! And when it arrived I couldn’t believe how wonderful it looked. Now, I’m just anxiously waiting for the temperatures to drop low enough here in Ohio for me to wear my awesome Central Ohio Binky Patrol custom hoodie!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Deliveries and a plea for help!

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful fall weather. It’s finally cooling off here in Ohio and I am loving it! I think this might be my favorite time of year….beautiful leaves, sweatshirts, bonfires, football games! It’s also the perfect weather for crochet, knitting, or quilting!!

First off, I am so proud to have such a wonderful group of volunteers. I made some awesome deliveries today and I couldn’t do it without all of you! I attempted to deliver 10 binkies and 6 pairs of baby booties to Heartbeats but they were closed. I’ll be going there again on Monday as they are closed on Fridays. I also delivered 17 binkies to Gracehaven House. Now, this is the wonderful agency that is helping the teen girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. I have already received a ton of blankets for them and I know some of you are working on more. That’s great and keep up the good work! My contact told me that they can use anything we are able to offer.

Finally, I made a big delivery to a new recipient. I’ve discovered a foster care agency locally that needs our help. Their name is House of New Hope and they would like anything at all that we want to give them. I found out that they have approximately 110 children in care right now. This is where my next plea comes in!! :) I would absolutely love if we would be able to provide each child in their agency with a binky of their own for Christmas. I know it’s a huge undertaking but I figure we should dream big! Today, I delivered 35 binkies as well as 89 hats. That leaves 75 binkies that I’d need for them by about the middle of December. They have children of all ages…birth to 21 and both sexes. In general, I’d say it would be best if the binkies could be at least 45x60 to cover most ages. Of course, some smaller ones would be fine and any bigger ones would be awesome.

Now, I would like for you all to really think about helping me to meet this goal. For the ones of you that are working on binkies for Gracehaven House, if you want to use those binkies for House of New Hope instead that would be great. Of course, if you’d rather them still go to Gracehaven that is alright too. Just be sure to let me know when you send me anything. Also, if you have any ideas of other items you’d like to make for the foster children at House of New Hope – maybe toys, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, slippers and so on – that is great too! I’d love to hear any of your ideas. If any of you have access to quilt/knit/crochet guilds or church groups that might want to help us meet the goal that would be great too.

As always, I’d love to hear your input and any questions any of you have. Thanks again! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you!!!


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