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Ninibini
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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 12 2017 :  8:33:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi girls -

Also, I saw the greatest thing on one of my favorite author's websites, and thought I should share because I know so many of us like to knit and crochet...

Donna Marie Cooper O'Boyle decided that she wasn't going to use wasteful packaging when shipping her books anymore. She decided instead to make it her mission to pack her books with handmade scarves that the recipient can in turn gift to a person who is homeless or in need to help keep them warm this winter. This is all part of "Holy Scarves" mission, "Warming the Homeless with LOVE, Scarves and Sacramentals," which you can read more about here: http://www.donnacooperoboyle.com/blog/2015/11/12/so-happy-to-offer-holy-scarves-to-the-homeless/

I thought this was such a wonderful idea! Caring for others in this way is totally a farmgirl thing to do! Maybe we could pass a farmgirl nod to Mrs. O'Boyle's efforts to care for those in need by shipping OUR OWN goodies wrapped in scarves to be shared!

And, of course, I am sure the ministry could use your help, if you would like to mail scarves directly to Mrs. O'Boyle for her to distribute. Again, more information about that can be found in the article. :)

Either way, this is just such a phenomenal idea. This is the time of year when hats, scarves and gloves start going on clearance every where you go. I may not have time to knit right now, but I'm definitely going to be picking up a few clearanced winter warmies to tuck into my own shipping boxes during the holidays next year! :)

What do you think?

Hugs -

Nini

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God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

Tumbleweed
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Nancy
Riverside County (for now) CA
USA
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Posted - Jan 12 2017 :  9:48:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mini
That is a wonderful idea. I love to knit and crochet but I do have a lot of scarves. Thanks for the idea!

TW

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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

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Karin
Nashville In
USA
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Posted - Jan 13 2017 :  06:36:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a wonderful idea!

Karin
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suny58
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Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
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Posted - Jan 13 2017 :  10:38:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fabulous idea!!

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Dianna
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  6:39:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm so happy you think so, girls! People are so creative - and thoughtful! Good things are meant to be shared! Hugs - Nini

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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Jan 19 2017 :  12:53:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini, I really like this idea! It's such a sweet and caring project!

Krista
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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jan 21 2017 :  7:19:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nini... I think that is awesome!

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treelady
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Julie
Medina ND
USA
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Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  05:44:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great idea Nini. I love making scarves, such a quick and easy project. I am going to tuck some away for shipping packages next year.

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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

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Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
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Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  4:52:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
YAY! So glad you girls like this idea, too! Just such a cool way to care and share! Hugs - Nini

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