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Friday, June 1, 2012

2012 Bridge and Beyond Donation #4






If I counted correctly here are 37 hats that I will be boxing up and and shipping to Bridge and Beyond. I might be able to add a few more hats to make it an even 40.  If I've been counting correctly between the hats that I have shipped already, this box, and the others I have that will go in the next shipment, I only have about 20 hats left to make in order to reach my goal of 100 hats donated.  I would like to have my goal completed by the fall.  In July we will have visitors the entire month,  the end of September and beginning of October we will have visitors and will also be taking a trip by ourselves and probably in November the movers will be here to pack up our stuff to send to Hawaii.  So that's why I have been on such a mad pace to finish my goal.

33 comments:

  1. What can I say? A total of 100 hats? So nice of you to help so much!
    By the way your hats look great!
    Happy 1st June and have a wonderful weekend,
    Greetings from Greece,
    Angeliki

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend also!

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  2. Good for you! That is a wonderful goal! It was so nice finding your blog today. I am now following you ;-) So lovely finding another crochet blog.

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    1. Thank you! I like your blog as well.

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  3. Congratulations on getting so close to your goal. What a nice thing to do! It sounds like you're really excited about Hawaii -- my son was stationed at Pearl Harbor for over two years, and although we never got to go visit him there, he sent us some truly amazing pictures of the islands. Get your camera ready!

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    1. Yes, I'm definitely excited for Hawaii although I'm slightly nervous about moving all the way over there. It seems like just yesterday we moved from Illinois to Germany and now less than 3 years later we get to do the whole thing over again. Hopefully the whole process will go smoothly and when I get to Hawaii I can relax on the beach!

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  4. Wow - that's a lot of hats. Such a great thing to do too - lots of people will be kept warm with them. :)

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  5. hello Katie,
    What a busy bee!!! That's a lot of Beanies...what a wonderful way of helping.

    Amanda :-)

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  6. Brilliant work Katie - it's great to see such dedicated charity crocheting :-) Have you heard of SIBOL (Sunshine International Blankets of Love) http://sunshineinternationalblanketsoflove.blogspot.com/ - the organiser Sue takes in granny squares to make up into blankets for the elderly... just a thought as you do say in your description that you are keen to find out about other charity crochet projects.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment at Pretty Crochet Things, all new followers are very welcome :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Jessica! I came across the SIBOL blog the other day and I'm very interested in making a few squares for them.

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  7. AWESOME on so many levels. You made a goal for yourself and are doing great, you are helping so many with your caring. LOVE the new background on your blog. Very pretty. Those flowers are gorgeous. Is Hawaii hubby's next duty station? Making rounds today from Flat Stanley, visiting all his followers and those on the blog log. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Sandy! My background picture is one of Blogger's default photos but I chose it because it looks like it was taken at Keukenhof Gardens which I visited when I went to the Netherlands in April. And yes, Hawaii is our next duty station. We thought about staying in Germany but with our base closing we didn't want to risk being put at a base out in the middle of nowhere and having to live up to 20 minutes off post. So Hawaii became our top choice and we were lucky enough to actually get it.

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  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - Can't wait to wander through your archives. Its great to find a new crochet blog! What a great goal - I tried and failed on the hat front recently and will try again in a few months when I've found a fool proof crochet pattern!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Hats were intimidating for me when I first started but once you find a good pattern they are as easy as pie.

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  9. This is so lovely, Katie. Well done. :)

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  10. Your hats look amazing, let me hug you for doing such a wonderful thing! I hope you will achieve your goal!
    I wish you all the best! Barbina

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    1. I've been having a bad day so thank you for the hug!

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  11. Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog. Just wanted to say I think it's a great things you're doing - well done on how much you've donated :)

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  12. Hi Katie! You are an amazing person! We need more people like you in the world!

    I wasn't sure if I already say 'Thank you' to you for visiting my blog weeks ago and signing on my followers panel. So, once again 'thank you'!

    Ning x : )

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I've been having a tough time lately with military life and not being around all the wonderful people I know back home. Your comment makes me realize there are still kind people out there in the world.

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  13. Hi Katie! May the sunshine glow from where you are or maybe the moon to give you comfort! (not sure what time in your place but in Australia, it is about 3 pm here).

    Smile! : ) I know it is hard to smile when you are facing challenges. Moving is no doubt very tiring and daunting, not knowing anyone and far away from home. When we moved in Australia 5 years I was a bit sad not knowing anyone only my husband and son but life is always moves around. I always take it as adventure and learning from new things to whatever I go!

    I'm sure those people who are wearing now your lovely crochet projects are smiling and saying thank you to you and to other people like you that are passionate and generous. You are making a difference to other people lives and that is one thing to always remember to look back and something to smile upon!

    Ning x : )

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  14. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-27.html

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  15. Wow an amazing number of hats, they look fantastic!

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  16. Wow great job! It puts the few hats I have knitted for a local charity to shame! "Beanies for babies" - Baby hats and other items are donated to local maternity hospitals around NZ.

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    1. That's wonderful that you donate items to charity. I think crafters are some of the most generous people out there.

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  17. What a wonderful donation. Love the variety of colors.

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