Monday, February 22, 2010


I've been neglecting the photos, I know. But if you knew what my husband's study looked like and the hassle I had to go through just to put pictures on the computer, then you'd understand. Anyway, I have still been busy, busy making items for the homeless. So here are some pictures. These items come from yarn donated from John Martin, Katie Little, Kim Little, Maryellen Green, and Marita Osterloh, Traci Underwood, Scott and Melissa Thacker. And the little blue scarf was donated by my sweet son, Ian. He wanted soem little boy to be warm this winter. What a sweetheart! Thanks to all of you!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

"The Junk Lady"

I'm quickly gaining a reputation for being the lady who'll take your junk to the homeless. I love it!! It brings me such joy and I think it's my calling in life.
I recently sent out Valentine's to some of my neighbors. I want to inform them of my charity, so that they can help me out, whenever they see fit. So, to my neighbors, welcome to my blog. I collect yarn from anyone willing to donate it, and I make scarves and hats for the homeless (via SAMM). But in addition to this, I also will take any other donations that you are willing to give. Here's a list of some of the items that SAMM needs:
baby items
and much more. Imagine that you are starting your life over, with NOTHING. Now you know what these people will need. But PLEASE, use some logic. Do not leave me with partially used food or toiletries, broken down furniture, filthy clothes, and garbage. Otherwise, feel free to leave ANY items you wish to donate on my driveway. (1219 Ganton Lane) I'll take things anytime, anyday. I'll deliver them, myself, to the Transitional Center of the San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries.

Upcoming Event:
"Baby and Toiletry Drive" in March
So start gathering up your old baby items (clothes, unopened food, toys, blankets, diapers, wipes, etc) and unused toiletries. I'll be collecting them in March. Thanks!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Flowers for Haiti

I wanted to inspire people to give to the American Red Cross, to help the Haitians in their time of struggle. So I decided to crochet flower pins and give them away to anyone who opted to give to the red cross. The flowers are done and are on their way to their new owners. I raised $100 for the Red Cross. I feel happy about this small but meaningful contribution. But don't ask...I'm not making the flower pins anymore. I want to get back to my hats and scarves for the homeless. I'm also in the process of planning a "baby and toiletry drive"....more on this later.
Sorry about the crummy picture. I don't claim to be the family photographer. I leave that up to my cousin Katie.