Tag: Needle Crafters

Join the Needle Crafters

Diana Oleson Happy Fourth of July! In May’s Spry Living there was an article titled “Knit Away Anxiety.” It stated that knitting is therapeutic because of the repetitive movements, which is relaxing. Some research has shown that online global sales of knitting and crocheting kits increased by more than 75% at the onset of the…

Never Too Late to Learn Something New

Diana Oleson June already! Wow! Hope everyone has managed to stay healthy during these trying times. Thought I would begin this article with a quote from Maya Angelou: “This is a Wonderful day I’ve never seen This day before.” I’ve challenged myself to learn something new and try something I have never done before. My…

Needle Crafters in Quarantine

Diana Oleson We hope May finds all of the Robson Ranch residents healthy and in good spirits. As much as I miss Thursdays with my fellow crafters, I feel this is the right thing to do by staying home where it is safe and, in turn, this helps to lower infections to others as well as…

Needle Crafters – What’s Happening Now

Diana Oleson The Needle Crafter’s have several artisans here in Robson Ranch, who make items for our various charities and drop off the finished products. If anyone is interested in doing this, please contact me at dianaoleson1@gmail.com or 541-671-0634, or come by the Creative Arts Center on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Needle…

Needle Crafters News

Diana Oleson The Needle Crafters are making items for various charities and for the craft fair. All proceeds from the craft fair go to buying supplies we need to make charity items. Our needle crafter’s can also work on personal items. The charities that we are presently working on are Operation Christmas Child, Morning of Generosity, and…

Needle Crafters Supports Program for Homeless Teens

Diana Oleson I have been working with this really great fundraiser called Support Our Students.They help disadvantaged students at all Casa Grande area public schools by funding Help Closets, which provide basic needs such as food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. In addition, they assist students with advanced placement testing and caps and gowns. The…

Needle Crafter’s Prepare for an Exciting New Year

Diana Oleson Congratulations to Nancy Glass, winner of the signed P. Buckley Moss counted cross stitch picture—stitched and donated by Susan Billig. Thank you to Susan and everyone who purchased tickets. The Needle Crafter’s donated prayer shawls to St. Anthony’s; doll afghan’s, head bands, and slippers to Operation Christmas Child; and afghan’s, scarves, and hats to…

Needle Crafters holiday notice

Diana Oleson Ah, at last the Christmas season is upon us. There is no greater gift to give than one’s time and talents to help those who are in need. In return, you receive the joy of knowing you brought joy into someone’s life and made it a little brighter. Which brings me to the…

Needle Crafters fall update

Diana Oleson Hope everyone had a great summer! I’m looking forward to my group returning, as it has been really quiet on Thursdays. We dropped off 74 doll blankets to Operation Christmas Child, and thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. I’m not saying we are done—I’m just saying that this is what we…