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Old 10-14-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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Find a purpose, and the days will fill themselves; enough said!
This is so true. Helping others is such a good way to help ourselves.
Meo92953....So glad that you have found a sense of purpose with such a worthwhile cause. Perhaps if you put a notice in your church bulletin, or super market bulletins, or free local papers folks will donate their spare yarn goods to help you. Wishing you the best.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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Meo92953 - YOU are an inspiration!
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Old 10-14-2016, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Meo: My mother, in her 80s, crocheted the tops of kitchen towels into a loop to hang on the stove or fridge. She put a button on it to connect the loop. It was a great success and we sold them at craft fairs for income.

And I also received a prayer shawl from a very good friend in Delaware, during my bout with breast cancer. The church ladies made it for me and also offered up prayers for my recovery, which I know, helped me.

I have tried crochet (and knitting) but definitely am not good with my hands. Fine motor skills have left me.
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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All good suggestions. I do have plenty of yarn. Whenever I go to a thrift store that's what I look for. My main goals right now is to finish this baby blanket (one oor two more days) and then make hood scarves, which only take me a day or two, and get them out before it gets really cold. I'd made one for myself and then all the girls/women in my family wanted one so I got really good at making them. Really helpful here in Minnesota. Nice and warm.

When I feel like I've made enough of them I'll probably do the towel ones for Bazaars. Right now, when I realized just how much I love mine when it's really cold here, I'm anxious to get them done.

One of my brother's gave me a gift of a yarn holder filled with enough yarn to make 10 variegated ones and I have a lot more to make 1 color ones. So I'm set for awhile.
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Old 10-14-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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How do I add a picture to a post? I took a picture of a hood scarf but can't figure out how to put it here and I am getting frustrated and wasting time. Help!
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Find a purpose, and the days will fill themselves; enough said!

Indeed. And a good illustration is Meo's testimony. The "purpose" which different people find is quite variable. Some even claim to be quite happy and content without a purpose, that is, with complete aimlessness, but I don't understand that. I am one who needs a purpose.


I feel immensely fortunate to have found, almost by accident, my own niche working as a volunteer with fifth graders in schools. Although I am not an adherent of any organized religion, I do remember these lines from childhood: "He leadeth me beside still waters; He restoreth my soul." I felt like my soul had been restored after the first year at a particular elementary school which I have fallen in love with; now, four and a half years later, I still volunteer at that school and I still love it.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:04 PM
 
Location: In a daze
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Here's a very similar situation. This story appeared on one of our local TV stations. Great jobs by both ladies!

See story HERE
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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She sounds awesome. This is something I should have thought of before as I worked in a shelter for a few years. They didn't allow children but one of the things I did was help the social director distribute winter clothing, jackets, coats, etc. I never saw anything homemade although we did have many thoughtful people who would give us very nice clothing for the clients.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:22 AM
 
Location: northern New England
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I spend summers in VT and winters in the south. I knit and crochet all summer. Before I go, I bring a couple of bags of hats and scarves to the shelter where I volunteer, in the winter they open a "warming shelter" on cold nights.

Like you Meo I can't resist yarn in a thrift store!! This allows me to indulge my addiction to yarn and do good at the same time. I can't imagine sitting and watching TV without some handwork to do.

Down south there is a home for unwed mothers so I make baby hats while I am down there, for them.
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Old 10-16-2016, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Good for you VTsnowbird. I also can't just sit. I would be bored to tears.
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