Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Oh, I DO love a good cause! I really, really do! And my friend Anne Zumm introduced me to a new one! WomenHeart, the Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, has a program called HeartScarves, and I'm really excited to participate in it. From a press release on their website: "HeartScarves Craft Community for Excellence in Community Outreach for having grown from a scarf knitting group founded by WomenHeart Champions into a nation-wide network of volunteers who knit and deliver thousands of red scarves to women heart disease survivors across the country.  The red scarf symbolizes the lifelines of caring and support that exist among us. The red scarves are delivered to women heart patients to give them comfort, support and encouragement. HeartScarves also provides a platform for awareness and education about heart disease in women."

They've teamed up with Red Heart Yarn and created HeartScarves kits for crocheters

and knitters.

You can order these kits from the WomenHeart website for $12.99, and Red Heart Yarn will donate $3 to WomenHeart. Or you can find a friend who's in a heart support group and donate scarves you've made directly to her!! The scarves need to be 4 inches by 52 inches, and, of course, they have to be RED!! So let's do it, my darlings! Let's crochet and knit beautiful red scarves for our friends with heart disease as a symbol of our support and encouragement!!

That's all the news for now -- I've gotta make a red scarf!! As always, dolls, peace, love and yarn!!


  1. Thanks for your work on behalf of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

  2. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping out this wonderful project. As a woman heart disease survivor of 12 years who felt all alone after my diagnosis, I feel that every bag with a handmade scarf that is passed out to women due to the HeartScarf Project, gives them the hope that they are not alone in their heart disease journey. It is talented, generous women like yourself who help us help others.

    Heartfelt Thanks,
    Jody Knack
    Support Group Coordinator - Aurora, IL

  3. Thanks for the complimentary advertising for HeartScarves. I'll share it with the various groups and individuals who are knitting and crocheters for our support group.
    Ree Laughlin
    Support Group Coordinator - Boerne, TX

  4. Thank you all for your supportive comments! I just delivered two HeartScarves to Anne Zumm yesterday, and she gave me several skeins of yarn to make more! I'm evangelizing about this project to all of my crafter buddies. Scarves will be made, ladies!! Blessings to you all!