Monday, October 20, 2014

Help COL Founder Jody McNelis!

GO FUND ME--as founder of Crops of Luv, I realized the ever-growing Crops of Luv needs my full-time attention.  I recently quit my job to do Crops of Luv full-time.  The problem is, we don't have enough funding to support  a full-time employee.  That is where you can help.  I need to raise about $1,200 a month in order to support the expenses I have.  That will allow me to devote all of my time to the needs of my beloved nonprofit.  Crops of Luv has over 2,300 devoted followers on our Crops of Luv page.  That means that if each of our followers donates the small amount of 50 cents each month ($6.00 per year) we can all make my dream a reality.  Please make your donations at:  http://www.gofundme.com/b222r0   
I can't imagine going back to work for someone else when this work needs me so much.  Please help me make this happen.  THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Crops of Luv -- CALENDAR OF EVENTS

There are recurring events as well as one-time events.  The addresses for the recurring events are as follows:

Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted):  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Crops of Luv Studio (11424 S. Pawnee Circle, Phoenix, AZ  85044).  Phone: (480) 634-7763

2nd Wednesday of Every Month (unless otherwise noted):  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm hosted by Julie Lucian at Kelly Hammond's Home, 2124 E. Kerry Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024 (just north of Union Hills and west of Cave Creek Road).  Julie can be reached at JLucian@cox.net or (602) 330-6025.

Arizona Community Church Crops (dates and times TBD).  Location is 9325 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (just south of Warner Road).

Ahwatukee Recreational Center (events/dates/times TBD).  Location is 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive, Phoenix, AZ  85044.

SEPTEMBER:
Wednesday, 24 September:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Saturday, 27 September:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am to 7 pm (see address above)

OCTOBER:
Wednesday, 22 October:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Saturday, 25 October:  Pantano Crop Event from 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday, 25 October:  Yard Sale prep at COL from 10 am to 6 pm

Wednesday, 29 October:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

NOVEMBER:
Saturday, 1 November:  Crops of Luv Yard Sale from 7 am to Noon 

Wednesday, 5 November:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Saturday, 8 November:  Crop at COL Studio from 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, 12 November:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm (see address above)

Wednesday, 12 November:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Friday, 14 November:  Christmas Boutique from 9 am to 6 pm at Arizona Community Church  (see address above)

Saturday, 15 November:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am to 5 pm (see address above)

Wednesday, 19 November:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.


Wednesday, 26 November:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

DECEMBER:
Wednesday, 3 December:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Saturday, 6 December:  Croppin' Christmas Party at Arizona Community Church (see address above) from 9 am to 7 pm 

Wednesday, 10 December:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Saturday, 13 December:  Work day at COL Studio, 10 am to 6 pm

Wednesday, 17 December:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Wednesday, 24 December:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.

Wednesday, 31 December:  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at COL Studio.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HELP Crops of Luv GROW....Tell ELLEN the COL story!

CALLING ALL CROPS OF LUV SUPPORTERS!!!
It is  time for  Crops of Luv to GROW.  We need your help to get the word out.  Would you consider going to Ellentv.com and nominating Crops of Luv for her show?  You can tell your story and share any personal pictures you have that show your experience with Crops of Luv.  We are trying to get on the show to spread the word about what we do....  We need to let other wish families know we are here to do this for them regardless of how long ago their wish took place.   AND maybe that ONE angel donor is out there that can change everything for Crops of luv.   Here is the link to copy and paste...  http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/682/
 Thank you for your help... 
 Jody McNelis
Co-founder, Crops of Luv

Monday, August 25, 2014

Calling All Crocheters--Follow-Up Cloud Pattern

On 15 July, we posted an adorable crocheted cloud and asked for volunteer crocheters to make up a bunch of them for upcoming Crops of Luv albums.  A pattern was requested and Caitlin Walker from Walker Whimsy was kind enough to share her original pattern with Crops of Luv.  THANK YOU so much, Caitlin Walker!
Unfortunately, the pictures that accompanied Caitlin's written instructions wouldn't load, but hopefully our experienced crocheting friends will be able to figure out the pattern from these instructions and the previous photo from our 15 July post.  Crops of Luv hopes there are LOTS of crocheting buddies out there who will whip up bunches of these adorable clouds for upcoming albums.  THANK YOU in advance!

Cloud Pattern

-G hook
-worsted weight yarn

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet

Ch 84. Skip 4, sc in fifth ch from hook.

*Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, sc*. Repeat from * to * to end. Turn.

*sc, ch1, 3 hdc, ch1, sc* in first ch-2 space. Repeat * to * in each ch-2 space and beginning ch-4 space.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

To make the cloud shape, take one end and begin to spiral the crocheted piece around itself (as if you were making a rosette). Do this with about 1/2 of the length.

Next, grasp the remaining half a few inches below the end. Spiral that piece around to make another "puff", leaving approximately six inches uncoiled.

Take this piece and thread it through the center of the second puff, then spiral it around.

Using the long tail, sew everything together so it retains its "cloud" shape.

Voila!
--
Caitlin Walker
{walker whimsy} 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

COL Website Down for Redesign

Put on your hard hats...we are doing construction on the Crops of Luv website, so it is currently unavailable. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New Fundraiser: COL is Teaming with Thirty-One Gifts!


Crops of Luv will be hosting regular opportunities to order from thirty-one gifts no matter where you are (even Canada and some APOs)....When we announce the Crops of Luv sale period, Elizabeth Wright, our thirty-one consultant, has generously offered to donate to Crops of Luv all profits received during the COL sale period.  You can shop for great products and help Crops of Luv in the process!!  If you want to be in the group and you haven't received an invite, just respond here or on the Crops of Luv Facebook page and Jody will add your name to the group.  Check out the link below to see the awesome thirty-one products.  Be sure to check the Crops of Luv Facebook page, Calendar of Events, and this blog for announcements of upcoming COL thirty-one sale periods.  The first fundraiser event will be August 1 through August 6.

Calling All Crocheters!!!

Crops of Luv is looking for volunteer crocheters who can make up a bunch of these adorable crocheted "rain clouds."  We don't need you to do the rain or raindrops, just the crocheted cloud.  If you want to share your crocheting talents for a very worthy cause, Crops of Luv needs YOU.  So START YOUR CROCHET HOOKS today!!!