Oklahoma State Fair

“Back to Fun in 21” is the slogan for this year’s state fair. We hope you’ll consider joining us by registering to donate a scarf to be displayed at the fair.

Registration has begun and continues until 5 p.m. on Sunday. August 15th.

Items must be dropped off at the fair during these times:

Saturday, September 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 12, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you’re able to register and create a scarf, but need help dropping it off, please just contact us and we’ll try to make arrangements to get it from you and drop it off at the State Fair.

All the details about the creative arts competition at the fair are available here.

New Year, New Pattern?

As we begin a new year it seems like a great time to try a new pattern. So, I thought I’d reach out and ask for you all to share ones you like.

You can send it by email, or post a link on our Facebook page.

If you happen to be looking for one and don’t know where to start, I’d encourage you to check out Yarnspirations, they have some great choices. There are lots of other great resources online, feel free to send those along as well.

Please keep in mind that just about any pattern is fine, we just need the scarves to be 5-8″ wide and at least 65 long.

August Zoom Meeting

We’re meeting virtually this month!

Sunday, August 1st at 3:30 PM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98232903316?pwd=TXJucmR0akdCRTdKWnR6RU1yMjhwdz09

Email jessica@threadsokc.org for the password, or request it through messenger on our Facebook page.

 

A Reminder

This time of year it’s natural to wonder if scarves are a good idea. With a heat index of over 100 and warnings about heat stroke, do we really think that giving someone a scarf is a good idea? In a word: yes.

As you can see from this message we received on this day four years ago, the scarves are a good idea, whatever the weather outside.

This morning I watched a sexual assault victim choose a scarf, open it and revel in its softness, read the tag, and cry tears of relief. No matter how many times they’re told in words that they are not alone, sometimes the thing that helps that realization sink in best seems to be the tactile experience of choosing and putting on their scarf, and being told that without knowing them, other survivors care about them and wish them well as they move forward. I was asked to thank Threads of Compassion OKC on behalf of that person. Thank you. ❤

Scarves Needed!

photo of scarves

Do you have time to make one or or a few scarves?

I’m asking because one of our contacts at the YWCA reached out to me Friday to let me know that they are out of scarves. I have some here that should get them by for a bit, but it’s time to make more.

If you can knit or crochet, please join us in making scarves. Any pattern or color is fine, please use acrylic yarn and make them at least 5″ wide and 65″ long.

Completed scarves can be dropped off in the office at the Memorial Road church of Christ building in Edmond, or we can make individual arrangements.

Thank you for joining us in sharing comfort!

It was good to get together

One of the best things about Threads of Compassion is the people! I love the encouragement that comes from working together. Having to cancel our meetings due to social distancing requirements has been a disappointment.

So, today it was great to get together online! There were just 6 of us, but it was great to see each other’s faces and get to share about what we’ve been doing. It was nice to realize that none of us is alone in not feeling super-productive even though we have some extra free time. Somehow it’s a relief to realize that others are just kind of barely making it at times too.

We don’t know yet what next month will look like, but we do know that for now, our work goes on, scarves are still being distributed at hospitals, and survivors are still being comforted by our work.

So, please, hang in there with us. Pick up your yarn and hook or needles as you can and let’s have some scarves ready to package when we can all get back together.

May Work Day (at your home)

Due to current social distancing requirements we’re meeting virtually this month.

We’ll be meeting from 2-5 pm to work on scarves, visit, and package completed scarves. Please stop by for a few minutes or the whole time, whatever works best for your schedule.