Sunday, February 28, 2010

Guidepost Article

Wanted to share this with everyone. Thanks Connie for sending it my way!

Double click on the article to make it larger -- might be easier to print out to read.

Tote Bag

Here is the tote bag that will be given out next Sunday, March 7 at the Predator's game. Hope to see you there!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spreading the Word!

Thanks to Pat Embree from Stitchin' Post who got me this "gig" to speak at the The Nashville Needlework Market Convention. There were store owners there from all over the country and Canada!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nurses for Newborns

Patricia Lane, Intake Coordinator for Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee admires the lovely hats we donated recently!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


We will celebrate World Wide Knit and Public Day (Crochet too) on Saturday, June 19. Once again, Panera Bread will be our host at locations throughout the area. Details to follow!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Local children enjoying their new hats and scarves!

The Salvation Army sent these pictures to us so we could see how the kids are enjoying their new things!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hat Maker Extraordinaire!

We have many friends in many places working hard on projects for Knit and Crochet TN. From time-to-time I will share some information about some amazing knitters and crocheters who are major contributors!

One such lady is 63-year-old Beverly from Lobelville. She has had colon cancer, and since her chemo treatments has had weakness and is not able to be very active physically, but her mind is very active. Her blood pressure goes up and down and this presents a problem for her being able to drive. She loves working with her hands and has now made close to 400 hats for numerous charities. She is now working with Knit and Crochet TN and is trying to make whatever is needed for men, women, children and babies She is a huge football fan and works on hats and watches football.

A long time friend of Beverly's, Gayle, drives in almost every other week to deliver hats. Here is a picture of the 60 hats Gayle is bringing to me today.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Friends

One of our youngest attendees, Shatiqua Martin enjoys some one-on-one crochet instruction by Sue Pittman during the January Big Stitch.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Celebrate Your Love Affair with Knitting (or crocheting)

When most people talk about their Valentine, they're usually talking about a person. Well, one of my Valentines this year is going to be to my knitting!

1. It fills my life with color.
2. It encourages my creativity.
3. It keeps my hands busy.
4. It introduces me to new people who share my love for the craft.
5. It loves to travel.
6. It likes the same TV shows that I like.
7. It keeps the same schedule as I do; if I want to knit in the middle of the night, it's there for me.
8. It likes to change bags as much as I do!
9. It challenges me.
10. It keeps me company, even when I'm cranky

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A heartfelt thank you letter.

Hi Deb:
My husband and I started a church two years ago for the Salvation Army on
the block of Meridian and Berry St., here in East Nashville. Your group gave
some of our members the scarves and hats. This is an inner city church
that serves poor people and others who will come walk alongside us. Just
know that Sunday morning we had the box out with all the matching scarves
and hats and as folks came in for Sunday school they started looking in the
box. By the time church was over nearly all of them were gone and everyone
was smiling because they were amazed someone would do that for them. We do have a few middle class families here but we also have people that were homeless two weeks ago up to a year ago: precious, dear gems in God's eyes.

Thank you for what your group did to bless them and remind them of God's
love for them. The small things are not so small.

We pray many blessings come back to your group and your thoughts and

Sgt. Ernie Simms
The Salvation Army Berry St. Worship Center

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Hat Trick on March 7th

Those who bring three hats (hat trick) on March 7th will be entered in a special drawing -- winner will receive a ride on the Zamboni! For those unfamiliar with hockey, a "hat trick" occurs when a player scores three times in a game. And, the Zamboni is the machine that is used between periods to smooth the ice.

The hats that are collected on March 7th will be donated to two very worthwhile organizations: Nurses for Newborns and Strick's Gift. Check out their sites for more information.

Sticks N Stitch - March 7th

One month from today I hope to be sitting in the stands with you all knitting and watching the Pred's! Now is the time to start purchasing tickets! Go to to purchase them or call Rebecca Swan at 770-2326.

All those attending this event will enter through a special entrance on Broadway where we will meet and mingle in a room reserved for us. During this time, those who bring 3 hats will be able to participate in a special drawing -- a ride on the Zamboni!

Beautiful canvas tote bags filled with goodies will be given to all attendees. All this for only $25! Everyone is invited to attend. This includes kids, husbands, friends, boyfriends, whatever. They DO NOT need to know how to knit or crochet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Salvation Army

One of our first stops was at The Salvation Army. Jennifer Eldridge, Director of Marketing of the Nashville Area Command and Amy Sky, Executive Program Director of the Nashville Area Command were very excited to receive 65 hat/scarf/glove sets for their after school program; 40 hat/scarf/glove sets for their transitional housing program; 20 hat/scarf/glove sets for teens and two baby hat and blanket sets!

Making Deliveries

We had hundreds of items to deliver last week!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big Stitch brochure

Here is a copy of the most recent Big Stitch brochure. Click on it to make it larger. There are some patterns, info on who we are supporting and some general size/length guidelines for hats and scarves.