Yarn For a Cause – Update

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Thank You Have you ever had someone do something for you, which you were so grateful for, that any words you could come up with to thank them just seemed to fall way short of conveying your gratitude? Well, that is where I am right now. You see, I have been the recipient of many wonderful gifts. Gifts that have pretty much saved my sanity and gave me a reason to keep on keening on. Perhaps you read Bernie’s post, Yarn for a Cause, back in February? Well, I’m that blogging friend. Things were rapidly falling apart for me and I was on the precipice of a depression that would have sealed the deal for my family – no home, all of our possessions gone, etc. It seemed as if I were standing at my front door, watching a huge tornado heading directly for our home… and there was no Red Cross, no FEMA, and no smiling State Farm insurance agent waiting to help me out after the destruction had taken place. You can read about just what was (or, IS) going on HERE.) Bernie was kind enough to … [Read more...]

~Bernie

Yarn For a Cause

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I have a blogging friend who has fallen on hard times. She has kids and a disabled husband.  I won't share her story as it's not mine to tell. Suffice it to say, she is looking for ways to make extra money to help support her family. She taught her self to knit and crochet. Right now she is knitting with dowels that she sharpened with a pencil sharpener.  She unraveled a used sweater that was too small to make balls of yarn. She is very clever and crafty. It would never occur to me to do something like that. I didn't even know  you could unravel a sweater to get the wool. She is using the mesh bags that oranges and onions come in to make scrubbers. She hopes to be able to sell these items to help supplement their income. When many people hit on hard times they don't make lemonade out of lemons. They just give up. My friend is trying to make lemonade. I really admire her for that. Last night I got to thinking about the few balls of yarn and crochet hooks just collecting dust in my … [Read more...]

~Bernie