Friday, January 22, 2010
This spring I am going to have a "baby" and "toiletry" drive. I will be asking for baby items, such as equipment, clothing, bottles, formula, diapers, wipes, and safe toys. Toiletries include deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, etc. These items are VERY MUCH NEEDED. Imagine life without these essentials! I'm waiting until it gets a little warmer, for this drive because I will be asking for the donations to be delivered to my front yard. Wouldn't want it to get rained on. Anyway, check back later for an update on this effort. And start saving up your baby stuff! I am willing to pick it up from you, if within a reasonable distance. (Houston included!)
Posted by Catherine at 9:28 AM
I actually made THREE of each color, but thought it was stupid to post pictures of what looks like the same scarf! Anyway, it's not actually that cold here lately, so I may just hang onto the rest of the items I make and donate them before next winter. But as I've said over and over again, I will continue to crochet YEAR ROUND. So keep spreading the word, please!
Posted by Catherine at 9:24 AM
Monday, January 18, 2010
...just in case you're wondering, yes, I AM still crocheting like a mad woman!! I will post photos in a minute. I usually make at least 4 or 5 items before I make a drop off. Just makes more sense than to take each individual item. I have plenty of yarn to work with right now, so all I'm asking from you guys is to keep following me. It gives me a boost, to know you're watching my progress!! Thanks!
Posted by Catherine at 9:48 AM
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO GIVE TO THE RED CROSS TODAY, FOR THE HAITIANS. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I COULD DO FOR THEM, BUT QUICKLY CROCHETING A TON OF BLANKETS IS JUST UNREALISTIC AND STUPID. SO I'M JUST GOING TO PRAY AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE TO GIVE!
Posted by Catherine at 5:37 PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My coat drive got a little out of hand the other day. I was getting a lot of coats and when I picked them up, I would throw them into a pile at my front door. Well, the kid across the street walked over to our house with a green coat and it was thrown into the pile with the others. A couple of days AFTER I donated the coats, a friend asked me if we had her sons coat at our house. Oops! I told her it was most likely keeping someone else warm today. You've gotta be careful at the Martin household right now. I'm a donating fool! Hang onto your belongings becaus I just moght donate it!!
Posted by Catherine at 12:46 PM
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Brrrrrrrr. It's really cold out today. And it's going to be windy and in the low 20's tonight. So yesterday I stared a spontaneous coat drive, in my neighborhood. I posted some signs and am hoping to get at least a couple of coats donated for the homeless. I drove around the city today, stopping at every major chain store (Walamart, Target, Old Navy, etc) and bought up the last of their gloves. Most of them were on sale for practically nothing! I delivered a few wintery items to the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries this afternoon. I hope that they'll help keep a few more people warm during this vicious cold front we're experiencing. I'm only posting htis to let you kn ow what I'm doing. I'm NOT asking any of my followers for coats.Only local people. I'm simply going to see how many coats I can get in the next couple of days. So far, I've counted 8.
Posted by Catherine at 5:04 PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I can't thank everyone enough for all of your support with my new mission. I'm now recruiting my fellow knitters and crocheters to help. If you know how to crochet, knit, or want to learn how, just leave me a message via this blog (I moderate all coments before posting them, so any personal info you give me will be edited out) and I can send you some of my yarn, so that you too can make a scarf or two. Just let me know if you're interested in helping. Obviously, this will work best with local people, so that I'm not constantly paying postage to send yarn all over the world, but I am willing to figure out a way to get it to you, if you do not live in San Antonio...just ask!
Posted by Catherine at 9:06 PM