Progress Update – December 23, 2017

I finished the Cherry scarf today. I would have finished it on Friday the 22nd, but I ended up in the ER. The picture is below:

  unlike my pictures, this one is true to color. My friend let me use his camera again, for some reason mine won’t upload to my cloud.

When I arrived at the ER, they thought I either had bronchitis or pneumonia. Since my chest was hurting every time I coughed (duh, whose chest doesn’t hurt when they are coughing like crazy?), they did an EKG on me. I have some heart issues and for some reason they felt that they had to rule out a heart attack, They asked me about the pain, and I specifically told them that it was no where near the pain that I have when I take the nitroglycerine. They did the EKG anyway. Needless to say I was shocked when they came to my room and had to do a second EKG, because there was something wrong with the first one. That was when I really got scared. I was concerned with whether or not I had pneumonia or bronchitis, I wasn’t scared about it. They also did heart enzyme blood tests and had to repeat them every three hours. I did question why they had to do an urine analysis though. They told me that an UTI could cause strange problems. After several hours at the hospital,  I was informed that all the tests came back negative except for the urine analysis. They also told me that since the chest x-ray did not show any pneumonia or bronchitis, I have a winter cold. They gave me a prescription for an antibiotic for the UTI. I was finally released and left the hospital around 2:00AM today. I sure am glad that that ordeal is over. I was upset that I wasn’t going to get to finish the Cherry scarf, but did think far enough in advance to take another skein of yarn with me to start on another scarf. The color for the next scarf is Fern green. Believe it or not, I crocheted 18 inches on the scarf. That’s a foot and a half. Now I only have to do 30 inches, or two and a half feet. I can’t decide which way sounds more impressive, the inches or the feet. At any rate I am well on my way with the next scarf. The picture is below:

Needless to say, as always I will post a picture when I am finished with the scarf.

Informative Post – December 22, 2017

Just thought you might like to see how I package the scarves to hand them out. The pictures of the last two scarves that I finished are below:


The little note that is inside each scarf reads:

MammaHen Foundation

This item was made by MammaHen and friends,

To help keep you warm,

When you are wrapped within.

With Love,

MammaHen and Friends


One of these notes is put inside each plastic bag with the scarf. My feelings about it are that the note will let the homeless person that received the scarf know that they are cared about. Nothing says that you are cared about better than something that is handmade for you.

My friend and I were going to give the scarves out tonight and tomorrow, but it is supposed to rain both days. We will probably end up giving them out Sunday sometime. That way they will have them for Christmas.


Progress Update – December 18, 2017

I finished scarf number 36, the Shocking Pink one, last night, the 17th around 11:30 PM. The picture is below:

  now that I am using the table that I made, and taking the pictures at my friend’s house, the colors are almost true to what they actually are.

Now I will be starting on another scarf later today. The color is simply Cherry. It will be the first scarf from the yarn that the bus driver friend’s Sunday School class donated to me. I am anxious to get started on it. Hopefully I will be able to make two or three more scarves before my friend and I hand them out around Christmas. It makes me happy to know that I reached my goal of 36 scarves for this year, and am going to actually pass it by a few more scarves.

As usual;, I will keep you updated as to my progress, as well as have pictures of all the scarves that I finish.

Progress Update – December 13, 2017

I finished the Gold scarf tonight. Now I will start on the last skein of yarn that I bought before I start on the skeins that my friend’s Sunday School class gave me. The next color that I will be doing is Shocking Pink.

As of tonight I will be taking the pictures on the table that I made. I recovered the top of it where some of the contact paper had come off. It turned out pretty good, so I decided to start using the table from now on. The picture of the Gold scarf is below:

  this picture actually looks like the real color of the scarf, so I didn’t have to take one with my friend’s camera to show the actual color.

This makes scarf number 35. Once I finish the Shocking Pink scarf, I will have met my goal of 36 scarves for this year. Any scarves that I make from the donated yard will be above my goal. That will be such a good feeling. However many scarves I make extra will be that many more homeless people that will be a little bit warmer this winter. My God is such an awesome God!

I hope to be able to make 48 scarves next year, but I may not be physically able to do that. I have to have the two surgeries on my rotator cuffs, and a major surgery on my artificial bladder. It’s the bladder surgery that will really put me behind. I will be in intensive care for a week to ten days and in the hospital for three weeks according to the doctors. I don’t know if I will be able to do any crocheting while I’m in the hospital for any of the surgeries. Only time will tell. I have always rebounded quicker than what the doctors thought I would with my other surgeries, but I was 13 to 17 years younger then too. If you are praying people, please be praying for me for next year with me facing the three surgeries. Thank you in advance for those of you that will be praying for me.

Hopefully I will be posting that I have finished another scarf in 3 or 4 days.

Informative Post – December 11, 2017

I am close to finishing scarf number 35 and starting on scarf number 36. Once I finish those two scarves, I will start making scarves from the yarn that the bus driver, his wife, and their Sunday School class gave me.

I made up little notes to put in each scarf. A copy of one is below:

MammaHen Foundation

This item was made by MammaHen and friends,         

To help keep you warm,     

When you’re wrapped Within.

With Love,

MammaHen and Friends

I have already put the notes in each of the 34 scarves that are already finished, and I have packed the scarves in a big storage tub, that we are going to deliver them in the week of Christmas. I took a picture of the tub with the scarves in it, and you can see it below.

Believe it or not, but there are 34 scarves in this tub, and at least 2 more to come, and possible 1 or 2 more besides those 2. they are stacked two high and the bottom has 8 scarves in each of the three rows.

My friend has a power wheelchair and we are going to bungee it around his legs while we are taking it to deliver the scarves to the homeless people. We plan on delivering them the week of Christmas.



Progress Update – December 4, 2017

Well, it’s just a little before midnight and I just finished the green scarf. I am just waiting for the picture to upload to my storage so I can post it below. Like is now the case, I will post the one from my camera first and then the one from my friend’s camera. He is waiting for his picture to upload to his storage also. Needless to say, it will be the 5th before the pictures will be available.

My picture is below:

surprisingly enough, this one almost looks true to the color that it actually is. My camera may have just been having a bad few days. Who knows? I sure don’t. But I will still post both pictures, mine and my friend’s.

this one is from my friend’s camera, and it definitely looks more like the actual color than what mine does. But at least mine did look Green. Some of the other pictures didn’t even look anywhere near what color they were supposed to be.


Today I bought two more skeins of yarn. One skein is Gold and the other one is Shocking Pink. I am going to make the Gold one next. I hope to be able to finish both of them. If I succeed in doing that, then I will have succeeded in meeting the goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I set a goal of hoping to be able to make 36 scarves this year. I just finished number 34, so the Gold one will be 35, and the Shocking Pink will be 36. Yeah, I will have reached my goal in spite of all of the medical problems I have had this year.

Progress Update – December 1, 2017

I just finished the Light Pink scarf. The pictures are below. Like the last one, mine is the first picture and the one from my friend’s camera is the second one.

you can just barely tell that it is supposed to be Light Pink in the picture from my camera.

  this is the picture from my friend’s camera. He has been sick this weekend and just uploaded the picture yesterday.



Now I’ll be starting on the Green one. The one that looks more like moss green than just green.

Just went to record the dates of the last two scarves and discovered that the pink one is not Light Pink, but Soft Pink. Sorry for the wrong name for the color that the scarf is supposed to be. Not that it makes a lot of difference, but I don’t like telling people the wrong thing.


Progress Update – November 30, 2017

I just finished the Amethyst scarf. The pictures are below. I say pictures because there are two of them. The first picture is from my phone camera, and the second picture is from my friend’s phone camera. My friend told me that the color sensor is off in my phone camera and unfortunately it cannot be fixed. You just won’t believe the difference in the two pictures. Here they are:

this is the one from my phone camera. it almost looks like Royal Blue.

this one is from my friend’s phone camera. It actually looks dark purple like it’s supposed to. I can hardly believe the difference in the two pictures. I will have to see if my friend will let me use his camera for the pictures from now on.

Now I will start back on the Light Pink scarf that I stopped working on, on November 22nd and started on the Pumpkin one that I finished on the 26th. I started working on the Amethyst on the 27th of November and just finished it today. Hopefully it won’t take too long to finish the Light Pink one, since it’s almost half done already.

Then, after I finish the Light Pink one, I will start on the Green one. It actually looks like a moss green, but the color on the band around it simply says Green.

If by chance I get some more yarn before I finish the Light Pink one, then I will work on a different color. I will just have to wait and see.


Progress Update – November 27, 2017

I stopped crocheting on the Light Pink scarf about 3 or 4 days into it. For some reason the yarn just seems to be so thin that it is hard for me to work with it. After I finish the last two skeins of yarn, I will go back to it.

When I stopped working on it, I started on one that was Pumpkin colored. I finished that one late last night, November 26, 2017. The picture is below:

  it is actually more orange than what shows here. I just wish my phone camera was more true to color. Unfortunately it’s not, so I just have to show whatever color it shows as the scarf color.

The next scarf that I will start on later today is Amethyst.

I just looked, and the last skein of yarn left after the one I am starting on later today, it is Green. Unfortunately, it is the same name brand as the Light Pink one. I will have to finish the Light Pink one before I start on the Green one. These may be the last two that I will be able to do before time to hand them out for Christmas.

It is sort of surprising that nobody has wanted to order any of the Holiday crocheted items for a donation. If only one person would order a complete set for $15, then I could get 5 more skeins of yarn and not have to worry about the other two until next year. Only time will tell if that happens. I will let you know if someone does order a set for a donation

Progress Update – November 18, 2017

Like I promised, here is the picture of the Delft Blue scarf that I finished yesterday. The picture is below:

  believe it or not, this is supposed to be Delft Blue. It looks grey to me. Now you can see what I mean about my camera not having good color.

The next scarf that I am making will be Light Pink. Just hope the color looks more like pink and not white. Guess we”ll find out when I take the picture.