19 Scarves!

Thank you to all who joined us at the Oklahoma State Fair. It was very encouraging to stop by the display in the Creative Arts building and see all the scarves there, with ribbons attached.

Before we packaged them on Sunday we spread them out on the table to admire them. There was a great variety of designs and colors. We’re already looking forward to next year!

photo of 19 scarves

A New Opportunity

For quite some time, RSVP of Central Oklahoma (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) has been connecting their volunteers with our work. It’s been neat to see some of the beautiful scarves they create. So, it was pretty exciting to be asked to join them for their 9/11 Day of Service Event.

We’re just one of several opportunities they have available that day. All are welcome to come visit with us and work with us on Monday September 11th at their location in Midwest City. We hope to see you there!

Wondering why we’re getting together on this significant day?

Here’s a bit they shared about it. We’re honored they thought to include us in their project.

It’s been more than two decades since 9/11. To honor those we lost and the heroes who helped us persevere, join AmeriCorps and 911Day.org to unite in service and do good. Together, we can strengthen our nation and inspire a new generation of civic-minded Americans on the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.  

Americans of all ages and backgrounds are invited to join and lead 9/11 Day volunteer projects, and community events. Through service alongside our neighbors, we can build more equitable and just communities that advance racial equity, create opportunity, and foster respect for individual differences. You might even spark a passion and create relationships between communities and individuals across divides that extend past this day to inspire a lifetime of service in all Americans.”

Meeting in person!

We have some exciting news. An in-person work day is scheduled for April 11th!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since we’ve met in person. Oh, how we’ve missed visiting, sharing pattern ideas, and working together.

The work has continued all this time. We’ve had lots of porch drop-offs of scarves and I’ve done a lot more packaging than previously. I’m so glad we’ve been able to continue providing comfort through this work, and I’m really excited to get back together.

The YWCA has helped make arrangements for us to use Meeting Room A at the Belle Isle Library on Tuesday April 11th from 2-3:30 PM. It’s totally fine to come for the whole time or just a few minutes, whatever fits your schedule.

We hope you’ll join us. We have lots of scarves to package, so there’s a job for you if you don’t crochet or knit. We’ll also have some supplies available for anyone wanting to start a new scarf on that day.

Threads in July

You may have noticed that we take a break from meeting in July. This doesn’t mean that our work stops. In the past, at least 50 scarves have been needed this month to offer comfort to survivors! We hope you’re continuing to work on ones that we can package next month.

Also, our other July project is to start getting ready for the fair. It’s time to register for the Oklahoma State Fair Creative Arts Competition! Registration happens all online.

You can check out all the fair’s rules here. Please note that the deadline to register is August 15th at 5pm. Scarves must be dropped off at the fair on September 7th or 8th.

We can deliver your scarf to the fair for you! We’ll just need your scarf delivered to us by September 6th.

Whether you want to try a new pattern or one you’ve done many times, we hope you’ll take time to register and create a scarf for the fair. It’s so encouraging to see the display there amidst all the other needlework crafts.

Join us in March!

Our next Work Day is Sunday, March 3rd and we’d love for you to join us.

We’ll be meeting from 2-5 pm in room A123 at the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond 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.

Whether you can knit or crochet or help package the scarves we’d love to have you join us!

Two More Weeks!

Have you been thinking about entering a scarf in the Oklahoma State Fair, but just aren’t sure? I totally understand -before this option to enter a scarf as a donation to Threads of Compassion my last fair experience had been as a kiddo in 4-H.

I was surprised at how fun it was to see my item on display at the fair! So, whether you want to go see it on display or are just willing to donate, we hope you’ll join us this year.

This could be a great opportunity to try out a new pattern or do one that you’re really familiar with, all are welcome and appreciated.

There’s still time to register, and even more time to complete your scarf.

Registration deadline: 5pm August 15th.

Scarf deadline:  September 9th. (If you want us to deliver them we’ll need them by September 7th)

Join us at the 2018 OK State Fair

We’re excited to be included again in the Oklahoma State Fair Creative Arts Competition!  This is the 3rd year we’ve been included as one of the charity competitions.

You can enter the fair and make a donation to Threads of Compassion OKC at the same time! There are even ribbons for the top 10 in each category.

There’s no cost to you to enter, and we’ll even deliver the scarf for you if you’d like. If you’d like us to deliver your scarf, go ahead and enter online and then contact us to make arrangements.

The registration is all online this year. It’s quick and easy to do. The division for Threads of Compassion is 3574.

Registration is open now until 5pm on August 15th.

Supporting Survivors

The Fearless K is this coming weekend and you can participate!

There’s still time to register and help support the awesome services the YWCA OKC provides.

This event has previously been called the 5 Minute 5 K. This year it has a new name, and a few new options.  There’s the Kiddie K, a 3K fun run/walk,  a 5K run, a 5 K with obstacle course, and a no K option – Snooze for SSAM (sexual assault awareness month).

So, whether you want to run or walk, or just support the cause, we hope you’ll join our team!


Planning for 2018

We’re getting ready for next year! We’ve looked at the calendar and done our best to stick to our 1st Sunday of the month schedule, working around holidays. We also take a break in July.

If you’ve been wanting to come to a work day but weren’t sure you wanted to give it a whole Sunday afternoon, no problem! It’s totally fine to stop by for just a few minutes of our time together, whatever works best for your schedule.

And, if you have a kiddo or 2 you need to bring, that’s ok too. Just be sure to bring something to keep them entertained while we’re all together.

Here are the dates, please join us when you can:

  • January 7, 2018
  • February 4, 2018
  • March 4, 2018
  • April 8, 2018
  • May 6, 2018
  • June 3, 2018
  • August 5, 2018
  • September 9, 2018
  • October 7, 2018
  • November 4, 2018
  • December 2, 2018

Getting ready for the fair

We still have over a month until scarves are due for the fair. 

So, if like me you haven’t started yet, there’s still time! I finally started one and you can too 🙂

Check out our previous post about how to register. (There’s no charge to enter and you’ll get at least one ribbon)