Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weathering the Storm

I survived the "Storm of the Century" last year.  And survived it again this year with Hurricane Sandy.  We were fortunate that all we lost last year were some trees and our electrical power for eight days.  This year we lost some more trees and we lost our electrical power for five days. Through both of these massive storms, I crocheted feverishly all in the name of charity...
... both at home,

    ... and at the local emergency center (in the video clip Dee Jr is assisting me in updating family & friends via Twitter and Facebook; ignore that I rubbed all the mascara off one eye; lol) ...

... stitch, stitch, stitch. Skein after skein. One finished project after another.  This year I worked on many hats and scarves (being counted toward the 9th Annual 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge); all to be donated to my local Salvation Army that has many, many families in need.

"Yellow" to have a new
home; being donated to
Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
When we got our electrical power back yesterday, along with being thankful for the furnace kicking on, I caught up with the news - and felt powerless in looking at images of all the damage Hurricane Sandy had brought.  There is such a huge need of resources for those families that lost everything!  Today I decided kick that powerless feeling to the curb by pledging to donate my multi-blue-ribbon-winning "Yellow" afghan.  In the scope of things, it is just one blanket -- but it is one hand-made with love and I know it will bring at least a little bit of comfort to someone who can surely use it.  :)


Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Glad to hear you have your power back and that you and your family are ok.

DaCraftyLady said...