I took the first batch of scarves to the YWCA yesterday. In addition to those, six other ladies have told me that they’ve already started a scarf. It’s so cool that this project has become a reality!
I have so many things to be thankful for… Today it’s friends that come to mind.
This afternoon one of my friends came over to re-learn how to crochet so that she could make a scarf to donate for this cause. We began at the same time, with me helping refresh her skills. It was really neat to and see our projects grow as we visited and worked together.
Then the evening was spent with some other friends planning a group Bible study to happen the next several weeks. Friday night another friend handed me a check to help purchase yarn for this project!
I really am surrounded by things to be thankful for.
I know it’s normal to be excited about something new, but I truly am excited! Not only have I finished a second scarf, but Morgan has finished the website www.threadsokc.org and a couple more people offered to help at church last night. It seems like we really will be able to deliver a batch of scarves to the YWCA before the end of the month. I look forward to others continuing to join this project!
Threads OKC is off to a great start! Already 9 people have offered to help, some making scarves and some making donations so others can make scarves. A “learn or re-learn to crochet” event is in the planning stages and I’m about to start making a second scarf!
Morgan’s at his computer again working on a website for us.
I’d been thinking about how to package the scarves and today I found a catalog (part of the mail that came in during Christmas break that we’re still going through) that had plastic bags and twist ties that seem ideal for it. They should be here by Tuesday so we can package the finished products to give to the YWCA for distribution.
I think before the end of the month we’ll be able to take a batch of scarves to the Y. It’s all so encouraging!
Each new year can be a time of new beginnings. 2010 brings the beginning of a new endeavor for me!
During the holiday break I was looking for new crochet patterns and checked out a charity link at Lion Brand Yarn. In the list of charities was “Threads of Compassion”, as I read the description it seemed obvious that this could be a great project for me. I spent some time thinking and talking to Morgan about it and then contacted the YWCA to see if they have anything like this happening. They were quick to respond and let me know that they haven’t had this before but would be glad to give it a go.
So, today it begins! I started a simple scarf today and Morgan helped make the blog – it’s exciting to be beginning a new project that may be a great source of comfort to some. I’m looking forward to others joining me in providing scarves or supplies as we seek to offer some comfort at a challenging time.