They say it's bad form to start out a blog post by apologizing in this way, but here I go anyway: I've been so busy with work that I haven't been doing a very good job with the care and feeding of the blog. I hope someone is still out there reading. Tap-tap, is this on?
I have caught up enough that I am allowing myself to come up for air, and I have been given some blog fodder by a couple of folks, which helps my blogging job immensely. To wit, here is a missive from Lynn at Foster Care to Success, formerly known as The Orphan Foundation of America:
We cannot believe that September 1st is but 30 days away! Holy Sheep-Shears, where did the year go?
As some of you may know, we are in the process of changing our name. We’ve been mulling this over for awhile now and even were sort of test driving the new name as a tag-line. Well everyone liked it so we are making the move! Foster Care to Success it is!
So what does this all mean? Well, other than the name change, everything else is pretty much the same. Same mission. Same programs. Same people! And speaking about programs – did I tell you that September 1st is only 30 days away????
The submission period for The Red Scarf Project will be September 1st to December 15th, 2011. Same as always (told you nothing really changed!). Here is the link to our website with all the particulars -http://fc2success.org/what-we-do/programs/red-scarf-project/
Also, some of you may have heard about or even seen the following article. A lovely woman for the Associated Press (Emily Fredrix) wrote the article and it was picked up all over the place. Seriously! A co-worker’s mother got the article in her Cape Cod newspaper. But in case you did not see the article, here’s the link -http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory?id=12822647.
So RUN OUT (but not with scissors or needles in your hands) and get some RED yarn. We cannot wait to see this year’s lovely scarf donations.
Thanks for your continued support of the Red Scarf Project. Your donations really do make a difference. Here is a note we got from a student that got a red scarf last year -
“Thank you so very very much for the red scarf. I greatly appreciate that it will keep me warm and cozy. It was very thoughtful and kind that someone, who doesn't even know me, took the time to hand knit a beautiful red scarf. It is the thought that really counts it made me feel me loved and known. I truly love that scarf. It takes a very sweet person to do something for someone who lives so far from you and you don't even know. Thank you.” Chelsey, Ohio
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me. Again, thanks!
Director, Community Partnerships
Foster Care to Success
(formerly Orphan Foundation of America)
America's College Fund for Foster Youth
21351 Gentry Drive, Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166
Elizabeth D. sent me a link to another great pattern suitable for the Red Scarf Project. I think I will use this for my first red scarf of the year. I'll be adjusting the number of stitches, as Elizabeth says she is going to, to make it a more appropriate width for the Red Scarf guidelines. <----- That is supposed to be a subtle reminder to please read and adhere to the guidelines for scarves for the Red Scarf Project, mkay?
(Drat, boo-hiss, and ptooey, ptooey! that Lion Brand still requires a registration and sign-in to see their free patterns, but here is the link anyway, should you be so inclined: Road Scarf.)