Monday, March 30, 2015


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 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.

MARCH 2015:

Wednesday, 11 March:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Friday, 13 March thru Saturday, 14 March:  COL at Creating Keepsakes Convention at Phoenix Convention Center.

Saturday,21 March:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

Saturday,28 March:  Pantano Crop and Yard Sale

APRIL 2015:
Wednesday, 8 April:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 11 April:  COL Yard Sale from 7 am to noon

Saturday,25 April:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

MAY 2015:
Wednesday, 13 May:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday,16 May:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

JUNE 2015:
Wednesday, 10 June:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 18 June:  Tucson Retreat

JULY 2015:
Wednesday, 8 July:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 16 July:  COL at Scrap Sistaz Retreat

Saturday, 18 July:  COL at Scrap Sistaz Retreat from 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, 25 July:  Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am  to 7 pm at COL Studio.

AUGUST 2015:
Wednesday, 12 August:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Friday, 4 September through Tuesday, 8 September:  COL Sedona Retreat

Wednesday, 9 September:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Thursday, 17 September through Saturday, 19 September:  COL at Quick Quotes Retreat in Palm Springs CA

Saturday, 26 September COL at Creating Keepsakes Convention in Mesa, AZ

Wednesday, 14 October:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Friday, 23 October through Saturday, 24 October:  COL at Ontario Scrapbook Expo

Saturday, 7 November:  COL Annual Yard Sale

Wednesday, 11 November:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Wednesday, 9 December:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 12 December Crop at COL Studio

Wednesday, 13 January:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Events -- Don't Miss Out!

Great Events you don't want to miss in December!!!

Crops of Luv Annual Croppin Christmas Party will be at Arizona Community Church this Saturday,  December 6, 2014, from 9am to 7pm.  Drop by for some croppin fun and celebrate all your hard work throughout the year! Call us at 480-634-7763 or email us for questions.
Scraps of Love store in Peoria is also sponsoring a Crops of Luv layout as part of their crop with Stacey Caron from Spellbinders on December 12, 2014 from 10-3. There will be lots of fun, food, and prizes!
 Call the store to sign up - 623-972-0600.   Cost is just $5 or limited spaces available to crop until midnight for just $15!

COL Taste of Christmas Party!

Crops of Luv11424 South Pawnee Circle
Phoenix, Arizona 85044

Update for COL Taste of Christmas Party!
The crop party will be on December 6, 2014 from 9am to 6pm at Arizona Community Church (9325 S Rural Tempe, AZ). Lunch will be served at 12:30pm. Please bring a bite-sized treat to share with others. We have 13 albums to complete so we will be skipping the gift exchange this year. RSVP by calling Jody at (480) 213-0049 or email us back.  Hope to see you there!

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:   
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!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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

It is  time for  Crops of Luv to GROW.  We need your help to get the word out.  Would you consider going to 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...
 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

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.

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.