Ok well time to, as they say “put up or shut up” I have been a total knitting and crocheting SLACKER!! A hobby I once loved and obsessed over fell to the wayside when Derek was born. It has been 4 years since I have made anything…FOURS YEARS!!! Then came Sandy, or “Screw You Sandy”, as I like to refer to her. She ripped apart our worlds like a total nasty lunatic. She has left friends, family, neighbors and my hometown and shoretown in such a horrific state that if I try to talk about it….TEARS…FLOW….RAPIDLY!!!!
I decided I could unite some people, maybe gather up 50 or so hats and bring the to “my peoples” Bring them home to Staten Island. To the families that have lost EVERYTHING…EVERYTHING!!! I posted on facebook and asked if anyone was a graphic designer and my friend Jen hooked me up with Marianne who I never met but is a Staten Islander. Marianne made me a flyer that was just BEYOND my expectations. I started sharing it a little on facebook late Monday night and Tuesday Morning. Tuesday alone I had 671 hits to my blog post about it, about 100 emails and facebook messages and EVERYONE wanted to help. I mean EVERYONE….From Canada, to Israel, to The Netherlands, Orlando, Wisconsin, Iowa, California, Nevada AND SO MANY more places I can’t list them all. Eventually, I will. I will thanks everyone individually and I send you ALL virtual HUGS!!!
Tonight….I too, am picking up my needles
And then Staten Island…..I am coming home soon and I will bring with me a whole bunch of love from all over the world!!!!
Check out Spreading the Warmth, One Hat at a Time to see how you can help!!