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  1. Mary Jo picking a yarn color online is very difficult  to many choices even in person sometimes.... Can't wait to see the finished project...

    Reni--sorry to hear your family has covid.... Stay hydrated and plenty of rest just like they always told as a kid...

    The weather in Phoenix has increased to being 70ish during the day and mid 50s at night... I've been busy reading several book series as well as working on various crochet projects while I'm at work at night....

  2. Yeah my mom had asked the humane society here and they were grateful for anything... Sometimes you do have to look around at different places... Maybe not the name brand shelters but maybe the smaller ones for example... You may try specific dog rescue groups for example here in Phoenix they have greyhound rescue... Or pitbull rescues so different types of groups...

    Like right now a lot of places aren't taking stuff due to COVID-19...

    But even whipping up a hat and a scarf and hanging it down where you see homeless people who would like to just walk by and grab it off the fence you can always add a simple note as well to it....they don't ask too many questions.... They're just thankful for a hat and a scarf...

  3. I saw this pattern on YouTube...

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    I had to make a  few modification for my Black style tote due to the location of the straps...I use small key rings in place of the button straps with larger key rings in the strap area...with carribeaner clips...I also use 2 safety pins in the middle to keep the organizer in place inside the tote...works great!!

    Beige tote bag which is my work bag I created a smaller size organizer I was able to use the basic strap concept....

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  4. My mom is currently working at the humane society here in Phoenix where they rescue & do emergency treatment at the location that she works from.. So I'm currently working on pet blankets to lay in the cages so they're not laying on the metal cages.....

     

    Donated approximately 20 so far....

    Measurement request was 17x10 for the kitten cages...24x36 for the dog cages...

    Here's a couple that I had snapped a picture of they are for the kitten cages....

     

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  5. 12 hours ago, Bailey4 said:

    The local tech high school uses this annual toy drive (although they've expanded it to meet more needs of the families over the years) as a project for the business tech students. They learn to set up a data base that tracks the requests and logs the donations that come in matching items to the names and needs they've been given from a local charity which deals with families in need of Christmas toys and other assistance.

    That's why I was waiting this year to see if we were returning back to the high school as they had to get approval from the vocational person in charge that the project was approved to return as it has been suspended for Covid last year.

    They have a deadline to collect the requested donations and they deliver them to the program.

    Its a practical project for them to utilize their classroom skills and it teaches them a bit about the organization it requires to help others. There are schools that do drives this one is unique in getting the kids to enter blind data for needs (personal info is protected) and then thinking about how those needs can be met. The matching of collected donations is usually something turned back to the charity if its a generic holiday collection. By matching all the donations to a profile it saves the charity hours of work. You see something similar often when Churches bundle their giving tree donations. They tend to be pre sorted when dropped off to save the charity time figuring out where items should be distributed.

    I love this work because the kids get our toys but we also empower teenagers when they realize others believe in the importance of their efforts too.

    Okay I thought the gifts were for little kids which was correct and I am not so lost as I was before... Thanks for the detail explanation..... I would like to work on some things to add to your  donation stuff for this upcoming year 2022.. Could you please PM me your mailing address thanks.....

  6. On 12/3/2021 at 7:32 AM, Bailey4 said:

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    Dropped off the 16 boxes this morning and it is always such an amazing experience with the high school kids.

    The dolls were a big hit with the girls and the Lovey blankets were a surprising hit with one of the boys as it seems to be a family favorite with his little sister.

    They were taking pictures while we were there and I understand more were going to be taken.  She promised to send me pics and I of course will share with all of you when I get them.

    There is a huge need this year and all of you involved did an amazing job helping to meet it.  The 2021 Doll Donation Project is officially ended and we begin again for 2022.  Thanks to all of you.

    Bailey- Can you please explain  something- I was not understanding why these items went to a high school can you explain the process for your donations... I have been following your photo posts and somewhere along the line I must misunderstood some parts..thanks

  7. Working on Xmas projects.. Current goal to use yarn from home only no yarn shopping.... Now my budget for added accessories for example chapstick--hard plastic silverware is under $40...

    Step 1-see what things I had first that I previously had made that is stored in like the 60 boxes in my house that I could use / giveaway for Christmas gifts...

    Step 2 ---Started working on

    *Scrubbies & a few washcloths

    *Utensil pouches

    * Hand sanitizer holders

    * Chapstick holderholders

    Humane society

    ** Blankets for their cages

  8. Just whip this up for myself nothing fancy... To hold my silverware and when I go to work it'll clip-on my bag..

    Cost $0.. used house stash supplies...

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  9. I make these all the time for myself. However one of the girls at work saw them and commented on it I made her two... And she just placed an order for additional ones to give as Christmas gifts.. so I've been busy working on those...

     

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  10. Hi everyone not sure if this is the right spot...for sharing this...

    Let me start off with telling you regularly price it was $39.99 it was out of my budget range but I thought gee this would be a perfect yarn bag....

    Oh well I'll just keep dealing with my 12 x12 bag I have...Imagine my surprise when I looked up above where sometimes they put prices they were $10 a bag... 😲 Wow!!!! A few minutes later an employee came by with one of those hand scanners and I made absolutely sure that the price was really $10.. Two of the bag colors where 10 each but the dark blue one of these was regularly priced $39.99? Really... He said who's created this end cap made the error so they have to give it to me for the $10...

    I bought 6... Three for us at home as my daughter crochets & knits..

    For me for both work (I work a job where I sit for 12 hours in a van waiting be called to take short trips transporting railroad personnel as I'm constantly crocheting while I'm waiting) and at home for personal use even when I leave to go to say a dentist appointment...

    If you're like me and want to know details of how big the bag is here's some information along with a few pictures.. I think it will hold four carrying one pounder balls easily... Plus extra yarn stuff...

    The inside has interior pockets...

    The outside has a fairly large pocket I would say bigger than a hardback book size...

    And it also comes with a plastic wet bag cuz this is a weekend to go bag which is detachable from an inside clip area....

     

     

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  11. 1 hour ago, Granny Square said:

    That is really sharp looking, I'm not surprised passers-by admired it!  :yes   Curious, what yarn was it--love the bright colors and nice long transitions.

    Lion Brand Mandala Ombre "Happy"

     

    I also split/cut yarn when it transitioned from pink to red so I didn't have the colors together in the layout scheme.....

  12. I needed a larger bag for work so I created this... I attempted to add a liner... However that didn't seem to work very well so my daughter bought me a purse insert liner. ($25) they do have some that are cheaper anywhere from $10 and up...

    Purse---has options for straps two on each side which are removable... And one on each end to allow it for a different option...

    I would say it takes under two balls of yarn...$5.99 from Walmart... As I did not keep track of how much yarn I used I'm also making a matching wallet/key chain strap/and cell phone case....

    I've been stopped by several people admiring my purse and made requests for one...

    I also finished my little mini wallet....This usually will hold cards and $$$...

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  13. I've had limited time to crochet...but I've already started working on a few things just for winter to give away to others... It's not going very fast but I guess fast is not the plan the gift giving part I guess will be... I'm currently making scoodie's... my plan is only to use what's in the house but yet somehow I ended up buying two skeins of yarn to complete project 😂 6.99 each

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