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#1 Guest_SamplerLady_*

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:33 AM

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/mmouseplus.gif[/img]Several Months ago I sent a letter to Coats & Clark Consumer Service Dept., P.O.B. 12229, Greenville, SC 29612-0229 requesting free yarn for charity work. My box finally arrived!
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#2 threeolivemartini

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 10:21 AM

OMG.. that is so fabulous sampler !!

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 12:42 PM

They do that?! Wow. I wonder if all yarn companies would. What did you get?
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:39 PM

amber there is a whole huge picture...

#5 Chiscrochetcrazy

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:42 PM

Oh that is really Great of them:)h :cheer2

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 02:24 PM

How cool!

#7 Ambersafghans

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Posted 20 November 2004 - 04:46 PM

oh, nuts. Would anyone mind listing what is there? you don't have to. But I can't see the picture. :(
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 05:46 PM

Holy smokes!! I do a lot of charity crochet, I have got to try that. Thanks!

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:42 AM

That's amazing! :yay2 It's so great that they would do that! What are you planning to make with the yarn? :?

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:26 AM

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v478/SamplerLady/mmouseplus.gif[/img]I really have no plans for the yarn yet. I do so much charity work through out the year that what I make changes all the time. I've been making baby ghans and lapghans since last summer. Don't know if I'll continue on with that or switch to slippers and hats and mittens. It depends on whether I'm in the mood for a big project or some quickie ones! :D

#11 threeolivemartini

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 12:19 PM

AMber suffice it to say its a boat load of yarn..you seriously need to get your picture issue on your comp fixed..
how do you buy yarn on ebay if you cant see it?

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 12:54 PM

Antarachik:

I'm sorry to say I heard on another board that Coats and Clark isn't giving any more out this year. So many people making things for charity asked that they reached their "quota" already.

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 02:17 PM

Thanks for telling me. I saw somewhere that Lion Brand gives out yarn for charity purposes I'll try them and Caron.

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 03:23 PM

I have also heard that they are not giving out any more this year and that you may need a letter of acknowledgment from the organization that you donated your items to to show that it was used for that purpose. I have a feeling, and please remember, this is my little humble opinion only, that there may have been some people who have used the yarn for their own personal use as not to pay for it instead of the intended charity. I hope not. It is very charitable for companies to donate their merchandise so that others can be helped.

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 01:30 AM

wow that is awesome of them. i never knew they did that. wonderful news. so for everyone next year, remember to put your request in early, and make sure you use it for charity.LOL hehehe gods blessings on you all . vicki

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:05 PM

I can see the yarn on Ebay, believe me! :D I don't know why I can't see all the pictures here. :(
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Posted 15 December 2004 - 04:15 PM

Sometimes people baffle me:ohdear , why would anyone request yarn for charity and then use it for your own benefit :irked

I wouldn't request any because I'm such a bad procrastinater and I would want to make sure the yarn went to good use.
Allthough I just started making some burial gowns , I haven't delivered any yet.

You know what I need a charity crochet trainer someone who'll ask me if I'm doing it and finishing and so on , someone to crack the whip on me:wink .

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Posted 15 December 2004 - 10:06 PM

why don't some of yall pair up and make a "buddy system" and check in with each other in email/ezboard mail?? Make yourself accountable to someone for your work, even if its just friendly reminders. You could even schedule reminders through a calendar service (such as calendar.yahoo.com) to send you email reminders ect. (sort of like flylady's methods)

Just a thought <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/rowofhearts.gif" /> I'm thinking of starting crochet for charity around here, if i can find other crocheters!! so far i know of 2....yes 2 thats it. (besides me) But i'm not sure what to do, there is a national guard company from here over in iraq, so hats would be great, along with the other needs they have (baby wipes, hand cleansing gel ect)

Anyway, just my <img border=0 src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/twocents.gif" />

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 12:57 PM

Great idea Sherry:clap I posted a charity crochet along on the crochet along thread so anyone who has an interest in something like this check it out . Nothing started yet and don't know wether to all donate our items to the same charity or not?

We need some ideas:thinking2 also I thought maybe pick a diff charity every couple of months. I love the ideas about emailing each other to see how we're doing and such.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:07 PM

Sherry does Flylady have a website or blog??I looked under blogs list and didn't see one?