Sunday, November 20, 2011


The last meeting for 2011 was such a great turn out and we all had a wonderful time. Too bad it had to end so soon. Anyway we will be working over the holidays on our project for the winter and will meet up again in the New Year.

We have already started to collect warm clothing and hope to hear from some of you who would like to join in on a good cause. Don't forget we are always looking for new members, so bring out your needles and hooks and start clicking on some warm clothing for those in need.

This is one of the blankets from the Snuggle Square book and I will be crocheting some more over the winter.

This is a blanket from Marianne,

and here are some lovely hat and scarf sets, also from Marianne.

Christine's strip blanket, very beautiful,

and lots of hat and scarf sets.

Kids mitts from Sharon, just what they need.

Barb is using up all her scraps, making hats and scarves.

This colourful scarf was donated to the cause,

and here two more that was donated from a donor from Stouffville.

Here are a few scarves from Nayana.

I love these blankets from Donna

and this is also from Donna.

And another.

Some lovely blankets from Tracy,

and such a cute dress,

and a lot of hats.

Wow look at this Afghan from Sue.
Great job Sue!!

Well Margaret is really whipping up those hat and scarf sets.
All beautiful.

A gift set and hats and scarves from Ulrika.

Thank you all for a great year and don't forget to keep those needle a

Monday, November 7, 2011


Well we have started the trend again, collecting great stuff for the winter months. This year, I think there is going to be a greater need for warm clothing for those in need. So it will be greatly appreciated if you will take a little time to make something to add to our collection. As I have said before, one item will make a huge difference.

Here are some photos of a few items from a lady from Stouffville, Dee.

Preemie hats,

kids mitts, lovely colour combination.

And hats for kids.
Thank you very much Dee!

Three beautiful sweaters and a preemie hat
from Liz.

A baby blanket from Paramjette,

and lots of hat and scarf sets.

From Sharon, a neck warmer and hats.

Very colourful hat and scarf sets from Monica.

Here is a hat and scarf from one of Margaret's friends Erika.

And from Marianne, lots of hat and scarf sets.

Ulrika has put together a blanket with some squares we inherited.
She did a great job putting it together.

And two more of her famous bags.

I have to say that Jane must love bright colours like I do.

Two beautiful hat and scarf sets.

Thanks to all for such wonderful work and dedication.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Here we are at the Stouffville Library for our donation for 2011. This year we were able to donate just about 2000 hand crafted warm items, 25 large bags in total to shelters and out reach programs in York Region and the GTA for this winter.

As you can see the bags are jam packed to the brim and the recipients are looking very happy with what they have received and that makes us feel so warm inside, to see their appreciation of we have done to help out. Most of these shelters have lots of kids of all ages and the Casting Off The Cold team was diligently working all year to provide lots of clothing for these little ones.

I cannot imaging not having something to wear in the summer, and what's worse, not having something warm to wear for the winter. I cannot imaging it at all!!

We must be thankful for what we have and always try to help what ever you can, those in need close to home.
Guess what! The Casting Off the Cold team worked trough the winter months making Afghans for youth centers and shelters in York Region and in the city of Toronto, 40 total and will be starting on some more Afghans in January of next year. So if you feel that this is a project you would like to work on to help out with, we will be very appreciative to receive some from you out there. And don't forget the little ones.

Recipients from Touchstone Youth Center of Toronto,
a new charity we have added to our list.

And here is Marcy with all their goods for
Pathways York Region.

Marnie from Yellow Brick House, York Region
with loads of stuff to take away.

Krista looks very happy with the bags, she got for
Rose Of Sharon, York Region.

The group already working on projects for next donation.
That's how dedicated they are. Love it.

Recipients and Monica and Siobhan from the Markham group.

The Casting Off The Cold team looking so proud of what they have achieved for 2011 donation. You guys are great!

I cannot imaging that all of this was done in one year.

Look at it all, amazing!!

We have already started on project for 2012.

Thank you all,Stouffville and Markham group for your wonderful work and dedication, so we can make a difference in York Region.