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badrhinogillett

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About badrhinogillett

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  • Birthday 05/10/1968

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Kathryn
  • Location
    Vacaville, Ca
  • Hobbies
    My two children, my husband and Crocheting!
  • Occupation
    Human resources
  • Favorite hook type
    Handmade
  • Favorite projects
    afghans
  • Crocheting since...
    1980 (ish)

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  1. Every year, so many of you so generously help me to give back to the hospital that saved my son's life when he was born. I come to you, once again, asking for help. I collect afghans, hats etc. all year long and deliver once a year to Oakland Children's Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to help, the NICU can use any sized afghan. It cares for babies from extreme preemie (think chunky Barbie Doll size) to one year old babies. The smaller the baby, the liklihood of more monitors (so less holes is better for that size). If you feel moved to make something for an older child, the hospital cares for children up to 18 years old... so, truly anything you want to make will find a child that needs/loves it. I also have a facebook group for the collection. You can access it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303209316470887/ Once again, thank you for thinking of the babies!
  2. I love the color combination! That's lovely and no reason to tone down the colors at all (cheerful is especially nice in a hospital). And, if you like making squares - then by all means do, but Round Ripples are one of my favorite things to make and donate!
  3. So far, no packages received, but it’s early still. I’ve gotten a few done, and will begin cranking more out now that my shoulder is less of an issue.
  4. To date, you all have helped me take 1,606 afghans to the NICU. Thank you!
  5. This is the 13th year that I come to you to ask for help. Every year, wonderful members have donated afghans and hats to my drive for Children's Hospital Oakland. My son was 3 days old when he was flown by helicopter to the hospital and stayed in the NICU for 10 days while the staff saved his life. I owe an emotional debt to the hospital that is impossible to repay. This drive, is my effort to pay forward some of the kindness we were shown during our time at the hospital. I'm asking for donations of afghans or hats of any size. The NICU cares for babies from micro-preemie to one-year old babies. Literally, any size afghan you feel compelled to make will find a baby that will love it. General rules of thumb: The smaller the baby - the more monitors and wires usually.. so it's better that those afghans have less holes. Easily washable yarns are best. If you feel compelled to make something for an older child, it will also find a home as the hospital cares for children up to 18. I take the donation to the hospital before Christmas and the first donations are handed out by Santa. The remainder are given out by the nurses and chaplain as needed. Some will be used to wrap a baby as they pass away in their parents arms. Some might be used to comfort a scared sibling. All will be loved.. and the parents of the children receiving your donation will never forget you. I also have a Facebook group for the drive that you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303209316470887/
  6. These three blankets represent six that I did recently. Two in each pattern.
  7. I have heard back from the hospital and will be taking our donation tomorrow afternoon. Thank you all for your generous donation of your time and talent!
  8. Ok< I did something wrong and once I uploaded those pictures, I was unable to comment. The 2 circular afghans are from Cindy, The picture of the other 2 are from my friend, 23 afghans came out of a clown car that was sent to me by Pam, my daughter made 12 afghans, 1 scarf and 1 hat, and so far this year I've gotten 29 blankets done. Delivery date is not until after Thanksgiving (don't have the date yet that I will be going down) so there is still time to send me something if you'd like to donate.
  9. Those are beautiful! My contributions have suffered from my broken shoulder, but I’m hoping to get a few more done before delivery
  10. Taken me a while to post pics of donations. Busy few months mom bing my mom and now I’m nursing a broken shoulder. My daughter took these pictures for me. Thank you to Cindy for 4 Afghans, Donna for 21 hats and 2 blankets and cshort for 1 afghan.
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