badrhinogillett

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About badrhinogillett

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 05/10/1968

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  • Real Name
    Kathryn
  • Location
    Vacaville, Ca
  • Interests
    My two children, my husband and Crocheting!
  • Occupation
    Human resources
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1980 (ish)
  • Favorite things to crochet
    afghans
  • Favorite Hook
    Handmade
  1. Those are beautiful Cindy! I love RR's.
  2. Cindy, I thought I messaged you to tell you the package arrived, but I can't find that message. So sorry - package came, thank you!
  3. That's beautiful!!
  4. That's Beautiful Cindy!
  5. This is the 12th year that I come to all of you for help. My son was a NICU baby and his life was saved by Oakland Children's Hospital (now a satellite campus for UCSF). He was flown to the hospital by helicopter when he was 3 days old and the staff spent the next 10 days figuring out how to help him. Nathan came home the day after Thanksgiving. When he first arrived in the hospital, we believed he would be there until after Christmas, and somehow that added to how painful the situation was. This drive, is my attempt to help the families who aren't as lucky as we were to have their baby home on Christmas. I'm asking for donations of afghans for the NICU babies. Some of those babies are ultra-preemies (think Barbie doll size) and some are up to a year old (so think a regular sized one-year old baby). Literally, any size afghan you make will have a baby that needs it and a family who will never forget your kindness for reminding them that they aren't alone at a time they feel most alone. If you'd like to make hats, those work too... if you'd like to make an item for a child older than 1 year, the hospital cares for children up to the age of 18. I make and collect items all year long and deliver before Christmas. Santa will pass out items on Christmas day, and anything left over is passed out by the nurses and chaplain as needed. If you feel compelled to make something for a preemie, please think lighter weight yarn and fewer holes (as monitor wires can get caught in the holes). To date, we have delivered 1525 afghans to the hospital. Thank you for thinking of helping these families. I truly appreciate it. I also have a Facebook page for the group that you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/303209316470887/
  6. I thought you would all want to know how appreciative the hospital was of the donation. I met the lady I see every year (child life coordinator), and she told me that a NICU nurse had been to her office earlier in the week asking, "Do you have any blankets?" (they were out) and she happily replied "I will on Friday!' It's so nice to know that we are helping with a true need the hospital has. Thank you again for your help. I'll be putting up the new post shortly.
  7. Our donation all ready for delivery. Mama and I both bought new mattress pads, comforters and sheets recently and the packages they come in are perfect for storing and taking our donation. If you find you have any that you have no use for, I'd love it if you could send them my way!
  8. Here are the last items I"m adding to our donation. 6 scarves and 3 hats from my daughter 3 afghans and 5 hats from Pam 2 afghans from Shawn 32 hats from my Mama I"m taking everything on Friday - God bless all of you for your donations. I"ve posted the updated total on the first post - but we are bringing 97 afghans, 40 hat and 6 scarves
  9. I have a date for delivery. I'll be taking the donation on December 15th, so there is still time to send me something if you'd like to.
  10. I received a box from Shawn on Tuesday. I'm sorry I didn't post earlier - Northern California is in the midst of tremendous fires and I have evacuated family at my house. For some reason I'm unable to logon to the Ville from my home computer right now. Just want you to know the box arrived safely- when I know it wont' be smoky any longer, I'll open it and get a picture up.
  11. So far we have just over 90 afghans! We have about 8 weeks left until I will deliver, so hopefully a few more boxes arrive. Now that it's no longer 110 in my town, I"ve picked my hook back up and am getting some more done as well.
  12. The lastest donations from Brenda, Cindy and Pam also including some from me.
  13. BGS and Cindy - your packages arrived. Thank you!
  14. Thank you - I'll be on vacation for a week starting tomorrow. I'll be getting mail delivered on the 3rd of July. So, I should have it then.