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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Storing Yarn Stash and Donations

Work in progress, Wednesday
yarn stashRight to left, you see large metal shelves with wheels. The shelves are awesome. They are sturdy and can be put together in a variety of ways. With the wheels they can easily be moved around. You see the first shelf unit with a variety of tote bags, large zip lock bags, and rubbermaid plastic boxes. They're filled with yarn/ and projects. Some for my personal use, but most of it related to my charity, Bridge and Beyond. The tote bags tend to have projects in them. Needed more storage, hubby bought and put together the 2nd unit where you see more of the same. The smaller white bags are squares separated for already designed ghans for our folks at Faith Mission/and other places in need.

Drum roll please. See the table beside the empty shelves? That has boxes and bags of yarn, mostly donated yarn, squares, and recent donations next up for delivery. AND on a work table not in the picture are several trash bags of other donated yarn. Hubby wants his work space back, and he needs the white table....thus he purchased and put together the 3rd shelf unit.
storage for donationsLook! Almost 4 full shelves already in use. He now has his white table and work table back.

Bridge and Beyond
provides hats, scarves, mittens, and slippers for men, women and children who are homeless, spend a night or two in a shelter, or who live in a variety of temporary housing. Donations are delivered to multiple locations with need. Additionally personal care items, knit/crocheted washcloths, and squares are collected. Each month a different item needed is highlighted. If you'd like to read more about what we do, and the fabulous crafters who make it all happen....Please check out the blog Bridge and Beyond. We'd love to have you join us.

A bit of a different post for WIPW, as this work is always in progress. Additionally, work continues on The Wedding Ghan and The Poddle Ghan.

15 comments:

  1. That must a huge room. Kudos to your wonderful hubby for taking care of your storage problems. I know coordinating a charity effort does take up a lot of space (and time).

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  2. Wow, you do need a lot of storage, glad your husband is so helpful ;) Great cause, off to check out the blog...

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  3. Right you are Sandie with time, and space, and hubby...he's a keeper.

    Thank pinkundine, appreciate it.

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  4. oh my! If I read right this is your stash that you use for your charity projects? I feel I have quite a stash of supplies...I can stay busy for probably 3 years on just what is in my room.

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  5. It's my stash for both personal and charity use, and items that have been donated for my charity Marsha. The one shelf will get emptied out, as I make deliveries, and then fill up again.

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  6. I am so showing this to Hubster whenever he makes noise about my piddling stash!

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  7. Happy to help out Chrisknits, let me know how it goes. lol

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  8. Thanks for the great post and info. I am always looking for ways to use up my stash for hats for charity, so as soon as I knit up a few, probably around fall time, I'll mail them out. Your storage and organization is impressive, given the amount of space that is required. Kudos to your hubby, too!

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  9. Now that's a stash ... I get its for charity, but wow! And organized, nice!

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  10. Awesome WIPW post! I think it's awesome what you do with the charity knitting and storing is also huge! I agree with autumngeisha, kudos to your husband!

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  11. I just followed your Bridge blog. You are doing a truly amazing kind of work. I hope I'll be able to help you with some knitted items in the next few months.

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  12. autumngeisha and Marushka, thanks for your offers to help with the cause, much appreciate it.

    Thanks too Tami and Delusional Knitter, appreciate the visit and comments, will pass along kudos to dear hubby.

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  13. HI SANDY,
    WOW!!! NOW THAT'S A STASH.....YOU ARE AN ANGEL, ALL THE KNITTING AND CROCHETING YOU DO IS SO WONDERFUL. I THOUGHT I HAD A LOT
    OF YARN, A FEW BAGS. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

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  14. Love your rolling shelving...I wish I had room for just one...maybe some day?

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  15. Wow! What a stash. I too crochet for charity. Mostly I crochet wheelchair afghans and walker caddies for the local VA Hospital and Nursing Center. I have been buying the yarn, but can not afford to buy as much as I need to keep up with what they need. What you do is awesome! Keep up the good work. I have a blog where I put up my projects and I am so glad that I found your blog.

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