Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FeelGood on TV

Here is a TV interview about the FeelGood Campaign. It only mentions knitting, but I think that crochet is the way to go!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It lasted a LONG time!

If you remember back in June, I posted about making Laundry Soap. It lasted until last week! Than means that one large butter container (double recipe) lasted me 15 weeks or 105 days. For reference, I do 8-12 batches of wash a week.

15 weeks X 10 batches = 150 batches of wash

Since you only have to use ONE TABLESPOON per batch. it goes a long way.

You can find the first post here http://thoughtsnspots.blogspot.com/2009/06/homemade-laundry-detergent.html This has the recipe and pictures.

Saturday, I made more, but only a single batch. I love this soap! It has a subtle soft smell and works as well as the expensive stuff. It also is more eco-friendly. The COST is what I love the most! You can't find anything cheaper.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A New Project

Have you ever heard of “Lands’ End”? Of course you have! To be honest, the closest I ever get is drooling over the catalogs.

Have you ever heard of “Warming Families”? http://www.freewebs.com/warmingfamilies/

How about “One Heart Foundation”? http://oneheart.org/

Well these organizations are working together in Lands’ End “FeelGood Campaign” extending from September 1, 2009 through December 2009.

Excerpt from http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/09-01-2009/0005086370&EDATE=
“This fall, Lands' End will kick off the FeelGood Campaign, a terrific way to shop - and feel good about giving to homeless individuals and families across the country. Beginning September 1st, for every Lands' End FeelGood sweater purchased, the company will donate signature FeelGood yarn to One Heart Foundation's Warming Families, a nationwide knitting charity. Lands' End expects to donate thousands of pounds of yarn to the charity where volunteers plan to knit up to 25,000 hats and other items to warm the homeless and displaced.”

After learning about this, I signed up to help. And since they didn’t have anyone in Arizona to help co-ordinate things here-I signed up for that, too!

So I am busily crocheting hats and T is continuing to work on his loom hats. Right now we have 2 of the large blue IKEA bags FULL of his hats!!!

Working with “Warming Families” as a Chapter-Area Volunteer (CAV) means I also get to find other volunteers to knit or crochet hats for this particular campaign and to help with the regular hats/blankets/lapghans/etc.

If you or anyone you know, would like to help with the “FeelGood Campaign” you can go to the websites below or contact me.


Warming Families http://www.freewebs.com/warmingfamilies/
One Heat Foundation http://oneheart.org/