Sunday, March 1, 2009

Do you know what today is?

OH...I ALMOST FORGOT! I AM SO SORRY...I WROTE THE POST BELOW, BUT NEGLECTED ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING. SO, I AM ADDING IT HERE AT THE TOP SO THAT NO ONE WILL MISS IT.

MY 16 YEAR OLD SON IS GOING TO BE DOING THE 30 HOUR FAMINE THIS WEEKEND ALONG WITH OUR YOUTH GROUP. 140 TEENS WILL BE GOING WITHOUT FOOD FROM NOON ON FRIDAY UNTIL SATURDAY EVENING AROUND 6 PM. DURING THIS TIME THEY WILL BE DOING VARIOUS FUN ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS SERVICE PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS EVENT BENEFITS WORLD VISION IN FEEDING HUNGRY CHILDREN ALL OVER THE WORLD. OUR CHURCH IS THE SECOND HIGHEST CONTRIBUTOR TO WORLD VISION THROUGH THIS EVENT IN THE COUNTRY. LAST YEAR, OUR TEENS RAISED OVER $38,000 WHICH WAS MULTIPLIED FOURFOLD BY GRANTS. THIS YEAR THEIR GOAL IS $34,000 WHICH WILL BE MULTIPLIED FIVE TIMES BY GRANTS. PLEASE HELP THEM REACH THEIR GOAL BY DONATING ON BEHALF OF MY SON AT:

http://www.30hourfamine.org/portal/onlinegiving/donate/46909340-009

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US TO HELP WORLD VISION FEED CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY SON MEET AND EXCEED HIS FUND RAISING GOALS.



MARCH FIRST! I know....no big deal. Especially not to those of us who are expecting SNOW. BUT as are now only 3 weeks out from the official start of spring, the countdown begins. So, what better way to countdown the days til spring than with the beginning of National Craft Month? Seriously. I learned today that March is National Craft Month. During this otherwise windy month, I will be needing my craft projects to keep me entertained, if nothing else. So I emailed the lady at church and asked her to deliver some crochet patterns to my hubby's mailbox. You see, the ladies at church make prayer shawls for the sick, linus blankets for infants in need, guideposts sweaters for the needy, and little baby blankets for the babies that are baptized, among other things. Yes, I shall be a busy beaver!

Now, in case you did not know that I can and do crochet quite a bit, I have been doing so since I was a little kid. I don't remember exactly how old I was when I learned, but I do remember it being in grade school. I know this because in 4th grade I had a purple and white poncho that my mom made for me. The day that I learned how to crochet was the day that my mom went (with my grandmother) to a friend's house to learn how to make ponchos. I happened to be along for the ride and the lady gave me some yarn and a needle and started me on a practice piece. Well, I practiced and practiced and eventually I got to the point where I could crochet without even looking at my hands. I would sit outside with my dolls and my yarn and needle and crochet. Ok...so it was probably at least 39 years ago. I don't want to show my age, but you need to know...it was a loooooooooooooooooong time ago.
Well, I am still crocheting. You will see some of my favorites on my site: http://www.theoddsparrow.com/ . What am I talking about? The boa scarves, of course! They are so luxurious to wear as they are made of sueded yarn and so very soft. You will feel so feminine when you surround yourself in their curly softness!




So....what crafty projects will YOU be involved in this month?

13 comments:

Susan said...

Crafty projects...don't get me started...chuckle...you know I can be very crafty! LOL!
Susan

Patricia said...

You crafty lil' dickens you! Crocheting is one of my favorite crafts as well, The boas are divine, dahling.
Pat
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Carolee Crafts said...

Good Luck on the crochet have always admired but have never managed it, can do a very, very, very, long chain but have not got a clue how to go back on a row, lol.

Cottage Flair said...

What an amazing thing your son and his friends are doing. I hope you raise lots of money. My grandmother taught me to crochet. I used to do it all the time ... I made afghans. Thanks for reminding me about that.
jennifer

gail said...

Hi Caroline,,, I hope your Sons youth group has a very successful event. What a great cause! He is a great kid.
It sounds like you will be really busy crocheting. I can only go back and forth!
I have been meaning to email you so many times! I know you have been busy, and its been crazy here, but I promise I will email you soon... Have a great day,stay warm and happy crocheting.. (())gail

kath@retromantic antiques said...

I am just going to get back into crocheting so this will help inspire me. Gotta love boas. kath

Shabby Shan said...

I love to craft! Your crocheted scarfs are very pretty. I have tried to learn to crochet many times but never learned. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon
www.shabbyshanscottage.com

Carrie Gonzalez said...

I wish I could crochet. I am ashamed to say I am the only girl in my family that cannot. I have tried but it just isn't my thing. My mom and sister have made me and my kids countless blankets. For them I am grateful! Wonderful post and that's great what your son is doing!
Carrie

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by it was great reading your sweet comment! Crafter's Month huh?!! I'm in! I haven't left my studio for longer than a few hours to sleep, March will not be any differnt I'm sure..lol!

I too crochet! I used to craft large round tablecloths with the finer thread, then frame them. Those were the days homeowners were building vaulted ceilings and had large unfilled wall space. They were a real hit.. just tons of work!

It's been a joy visiting Carolyn, I'll definitely be back...

Big Hugs,
xoxo
Michelle

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hey dw.
Those boa scarves are just gorgeous! So unique!
Have a great week my friend!
bunny hugs,
shell dw

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

My aunt used to teach me crochet and we learnt that a bit in high school but I just could not manage the piece I was supposed to do. I admire your talent for it!!

Pei Li

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Carolyn! Thanks so much for participating in my giveaway. That's a very nice thing your son is doing. Have a great day!

Debbie said...

How crafty of you Carolyn! :) I love crocheting too but can't seem do figure out how to crochet and type at the same time!!!

Pink hugs,
Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com
www.patchoulirosehome.com

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