ELK Studio – From the Heart January Event 2014

ELK Studio From the HeartIt’s been another incredible month!  We decided to serve The Hosanna House, in Opelika, Alabama this month.  Here’s a little about this organization and their mission.  “Through our daily task, Bible studies, group sessions and counseling, it is our desire to present these ladies with the love of Jesus Christ to show them that He has a plan for their lives, while equipping them with the confidence and self-esteem they need to continue on life’s journey. It is a one-year live-in program. We are also one of the few programs in America that will receive pregnant ladies and ladies with small children.”

It brings me such pleasure to tell you that we’ve had 67 crochet projects donated to the center this month that included scarves, hats, mittens, headbands and washcloths!  Take a look!

IMG_5148 with logoI want to thank these women for helping to make this month so successful, especially the month after Christmas!

1. Elena Hunt- Beatrice Ryan Designs
2. Laura Cummings – Handcrafted Comfies
3. Elizabeth Dye- Crocheted Cuties by Elizabeth
4. Johanna Rollins- Needles, Hook & Hand
5. Sandy Campbell – Sanderellas
6. Maria Bitner- Pattern Paradise
7. Liz Hasler
8. Carolyn Calderon- The Purple Poncho
9. Kathy Lashley- ELK Studio – Handcrafted Crochet Designs
10. Jennifer Stewart- Stew-Art Creations
11.  Jamie Morris
12.  Wendy Bickford – The Hooked Haberdasher
13.  Christine Boyer

It is such an honor and humbling experience to be in a group with women that share the same vision, yet live hundreds and maybe even thousands of miles apart.  It makes no difference that we’ve never met because we believe in giving back to other people.  It’s just fantastic!

If you are looking for a group for just fun or maybe take part in our charity events, come join us!

Have a great day and be blessed!

Kathy

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ELK Studio – From the Heart December Event 2013

ELK Studio From the HeartWriting the blog for the results of our ELK Studio – From the Heart charity events brings me a warm and fuzzy feeling.  I’ve come to admire the established core of women that have chosen to take part in serving and meeting the needs of other people.

We decided to serve The Violence Prevention Center, in Belleville,IL this month.  They are a crisis intervention group with a 24hr hotline for women affected by domestic violence.  The center provides a safe place to stay  for the women and children while meeting their needs.

It brings me such pleasure to tell you that we’ve had 120 crochet projects donated to the center this month!  Take a look!

December ELK Studio from the HeartI want to thank these women for helping to make this month so successful, especially when most of them were busy crocheting projects for their customers, families and friends trying to prepare for Christmas!

1. Elena Hunt- Beatrice Ryan Designs
2. Ashley Lanier- Willing Hands Crochet
3. Elizabeth Dye- Crocheted Cuties by Elizabeth
4. Johanna Rollins- Needles, Hook & Hand
5. Arlette Cheramie- Tying Knots
6. Maria Bitner- Pattern Paradise
7. Liz Hasler
8. Carolyn Calderon- The Purple Poncho
9. Kathy Lashley- ELK Studio – Handcrafted Crochet Designs
10. Jennifer Stewart- Stew-Art Creations
11.  Jamie Morris
12.  Ash Car – Craftin’ Ashlen

It is such an honor and humbling experience to be in a group with women that share the same vision, yet lives hundred and maybe even thousands of miles apart.  It makes no difference that we’ve never met because we believe in giving back to other people.  It’s just fantastic!

If you are looking for a group for just fun or maybe take part in our charity events, come join us! 

Have a great day and be blessed!

 

Kathy

ELK Studio – From the Heart November/2013 Charity Event

ELK Studio From the HeartI can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to share the results from our ELK Studio – From the Heart November charity event.  It’s incredible to see women gather from all over the country to enrich the life of someone else. We had 12 people to join the event this month and here’s a collage I put together of all the donations.

ELK Studio From the Heart Collage November 2013It shouldn’t take you too long to figure out there are more than 12 items in the collage right?  I am so proud to announce that you are looking at 36 wash cloths, 30 hats, 3 scarves and 1 pair of mittens!  The talent and heart of these women are beyond measure, and I consider it such an honor to work with them.  I would like to acknowledge each person below.

1. Elena Hunt- Beatrice Ryan Designs
2. Laura Cummings- Handcrafted Comfies
3. Ashley Lanier- Willing Hands Crochet
4. Elizabeth Dye- Crocheted Cuties by Elizabeth
5. Johanna Rollins- Needles, Hook & Hand
6. Arlette Cheramie- Tying Knots
7. Wendy Bickford- The Hooked Haberdasher
8. Maria Bitner- Pattern Paradise
9. Liz Hasler
10. Carolyn Calderon- The Purple Poncho
11. Kathy Lashley- ELK Studio – Handcrafted Crochet Designs
12. Jennifer Stewart- Stew-Art Creations

I want to give a special thank you to Jennifer Stewart from Stew-Art Creations for being the organizer this month.  She chose the location, took great pictures, received all the packages and delivered them.

Jennifer lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and chose the Willis Dady Emergency Shelter as the organization we would proudly serve this month.  The shelter has served over 11,000 homeless single men and families since opening in 1987. They give over 9,000 nights of shelter per year, or roughly a quarter of nights of shelter in Linn County. WDES serves an average of 297 single men and families living or relocating to Cedar Rapids and/or Linn County each year. They provide all services, free of charge to stabilize residents and facilitate progress toward change.

I am so grateful to have shared a vision with the ELK Studio Crocheters group in September and seeing it come to fruition leaves me speechless.  If you would like to learn more about the group or would like to participate in next month’s event, you can jump over to the main page of ELK Studio – From the Heart or email me at elkstudiocrochet@gmail.com.

Have a great day and be blessed!!

Kathy

Crocheting Sisters

Our first ELK Studio – From the Heart event is almost complete.  Wendy has received everyone’s projects and can now send them to the Crochet for Cancer the San Francisco Chapter.  We had 10 women give 30 projects this month!!  I think that deserves a Woo Hoo!  Here’s a great photo taken from Wendy displaying our work!

ELK Studio - From the HeartWhat an amazing feeling to see total strangers selflessly come together for the greater good.  I may not have talked to Jennifer, Wendy, Maria, Elena, Elizabeth, Liz, Arlette, Ashley or Ash on the phone, and I don’t know much about them personally but here’s what I do know……  I shared something on my heart to these women, and they wanted to help me.  I’ve watched them over the last month discuss this event and really support one another.  This mission ran like a well oiled machine with not one single hiccup and it’s because of my crocheting sisters.  I can count on them for great advice, moral support and friendship.

If you’re interested in learning more about ELK Studio – From the Heart, you can email me at elkstudiocrochet@gmail.com or join ELK Studio Crocheters group.

Have a great day and be blessed!

ELK Studio – From the Heart October/2013 Charity Event

ELK Studio From the HeartIt’s almost here!  ELK Studio – From the Heart’s October Charity Event.  Everybody is sending their finished projects to Wendy, and now mine are on the way too!

It is such an honor to give a hat someone in need and hopefully make them feel special.  I love the women in our group because so many of them jumped in and helped to make this event a success.  Once Wendy receives all the packages, I’ll come back and let you know how many projects we made!!

Here’s my very first contribution, and I look forward to reaching other people through the different charities brought to our attention by the people within the group.

Oct 2013 ELK Studio From the HeartCharity EventELK Studio From the HeartIf you’re interested in learning more, you can go the ELK Studio – From the Heart’s page, join our Facebook group or email me at elkstudiocrochet@gmail.com.

Have a great day and be blessed.

Kathy