Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An Enduring Commitment

Previously we have blogged about Linus Project and our connection with them, Carol. Carol recently updated us that the local group had a yearly reckoning and the Linus Project in our area donated 12,145 blankets in the past year. I, for one, am truly impressed that an area of our size was able to produce and hand out so many blankets. (That's not adding in all the little groups I hear about, here and there, who are making their own charity work  items.)

Following is a smattering of Carol's contributions. She doesn't follow patterns and pretty much puts together her own ideas.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Butler County Humane Society is having its annual Have A Heart For Animals Valentine’s Day Party and fundraiser on Friday, February 13th.   The fun filled event will be at Bottlebrush Art Gallery, 539 Main Street, Harmony, PA 16037.  It starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. There is no charge for admission, just bring an item for the animals at the Humane Society. 

Details about the event can be found here:

Three Rivers is donating many items, both for the silent auction and for sale.   If you are interested in helping out, please bring your items to a 3RC meeting by January 31 and give them to Doug.   He has kindly agreed to collect and deliver the items.

So what are the folks in 3RC making for the Have A Heart fundraiser?  All sorts of things.

 Carol and Doug are making leashes.  Carol is using a homemade loom, made from an old medicine bottle, nails and duct tape.  Doug is using something a bit fancier, a wooden lucet.  Both methods produce very spiffy leashes.

Rebecca has made a cat blanket, which can be used to keep cat hair off the furniture, warm up a crate, or just give a comfy place for a cat to lounge.

Oriana is making funny 'cat butt' coasters. She is also making a cat's eyes blanket.

Diane is crocheting a warm bed, perfect for either a cat or a small dog.

Constance made these for our "Winter Walkies" basket:  a reflective doggie sweater and treats for the dog's human, a coffee cup holder and chocolate bars.

This was an amazing donation.  Denise K. is not a regular member of 3RC, but she saw Diane's email about our collecting donations for the fundraiser.  She suddenly appeared, with two doggie beds she had made and a bag full of toys and treats for dogs and cats.  Very, very generous of her and very much appreciated!

Bertha made this adorable little shrug, for the fashionable dog.

 Amy's project reused and recycled old tshirts.  She made strips out of the old tshirts and crocheted them into a pet mat.  She also donated a cat collar.

This is one of several pet mats Nicole has made for the fundraiser.  She has lots of yarn she sets aside to use on charitable projects and she enthusiastically puts her talents to good use benefiting others.

SciFi Chris made a doggie shaped treat jar.

If you are interested in donating an item, just drop it off at the weekly 3RC meeting, Saturday 2pm to 5pm, Panera Bread near Magee Hospital.  Doug will be collecting them until January 31st. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Always Busy

Everyone in the group is always working on something. Bea has been seriously working at reducing her stash.
However, at our first meeting this year, Bea lamented needing to purchase something at Michael's after the meeting and said: "I just know I'll walk out of there with yarn."
A little something she crocheted from "leftovers".