On December the 12th, the local arts council here in Denton has agreed to let me lay out the finished afghans on the floor of the building and take a picture of a
Friends, Iâ€™ve discovered that a count of the number of squares isnâ€™t an accurate indicator of where we are in the program. Since every afghan must have 48 squares from different people, there are days I canâ€™t put together a kit.
Hereâ€™s what we have as of today:
30 afghans are finished and at my house.
35 are being worked on (some of them finished but not returned).
12 more people want an afghan(I have those kits ready).
77 afghans so far!!
Upstairs, I have 41 stacksâ€¦but that means I canâ€™t make any more â€œafghan kitsâ€ until I have some more squares. My sister will be bringing me some square tomorrow night from 5 different volunteers, so I am hoping I can get some more kits together before I leave Sunday.
That doesnâ€™t mean you canâ€™t send squares, because my husband will pick up the mail. But, if you want to hold on to the squares and send them at the end of the month, thatâ€™s OK, too. What my absence from home means is that there wonâ€™t be a lot of pictures on this post. Iâ€™ll try to take some pictures this weekend before I leave, but Iâ€™m promising nothingâ€¦Iâ€™m not packed yet!
I do have one distressing thing to tell youâ€¦and Iâ€™m a little ashamed to admit it. AND, Iâ€™m desperately hoping Iâ€™m wrong.
If I did goof, Iâ€™m sorry.
Iâ€™m just too trusting sometimes.
November 2nd Update
MANY afghans have come in over the last several days:These two were pieced by Barbara of Knitting Passions up in Alaska. WhooWhoo! Beautiful!
Marie D. in Texas put together her second one (she really does an intricate border! Thank you Marie.
Tina S. of Tinaâ€™s Treasured Thoughts in Peru, IN put together this one. I appreciate you Tina!
Iâ€™m still snapping pictures.
Rebecca T lives right here in Denton, but we havenâ€™t had the opportunity to meet. We just drop squares off for each other at â€œAlter Ego,â€ my favorite vintage clothing store in town. This is one of the four she is making.
More squares, too! Nora L. in Brooklyn NY sent another batch. She has contributed some of these lovely ones before. I want that pattern!
Lana H. in Mesa, AZ read about the project and jumped right in with these beauties. She also sent me some tea bags, and Lanaâ€¦Iâ€™ll drink tea in my hotel room and toast you! Thank you.
Tina S. taught her friend Mary B. how we were making the squares and she sent a huge box of delightful squares already rimmed! Mary, you are a dollâ€¦thank you.
November 12th Update
My husband tells me that many squares are coming in the mail while I am here in Houston. I canâ€™t wait to get home and see them. I had a few pictures that I had taken before I left, and havenâ€™t had time to edit them until tonight. So, here are a few more on which to feast your eyes.
Thank you to Hiromi in Japan; Hisako in Japan; Jillian on Norfolk Island, Australia; Julie in AZ;
Mariko in Japan; Rick C in PA sent more, and got his friends Myrtle and DJ to send some, too; Rikako in Japan; and Sally M in OH; and Tomoko in Japan. Hats off to all of you for your lovely contributions!
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My sister, Renice (donâ€™t you dare call her â€œNecyâ€) put together this afghan! She canâ€™t crochet, but she knows how to whipstitch. Thank you, sweet sister. Get feeling better soon.
Tuesday, November 20th Update
WOW! While I was on my road trip, yâ€™all have been busy! It took all day yesterday to snap the pictures. NOW, Iâ€™m going to try to see how many afghan kits I can put together. Thanks to ALL of the following for their hard work on the project! Aiko in Japan;Andrea L in Mountain Home, Arkansas; Ann T. in Rhinelander, Wisconsin; Cindy in Conroe, Texas; Diana M in Stillwater, OK; Donna N. in Chicago Illinois and her friends: Jean W., Marilyn K., Sister Miriam Rose, Florence G., Boguslawa M., Nicole D., Kristen D., Jeffery W., Adrian, Sylvia O., Alice C., Lynn K.; Karen L. in Parkville, Missouri; Karen W. in Alexandria, Virginia;
Kei in Japan; Lana H. in Mesa, Arizona; Lola in Gran Canaria, Spain; Miki in Japan; Mitsuyo in Japan; Nora L. in Brooklyn, New York; Pam K. in Hastings, MN; Pat L. in Hanover, Massachusetts; Patti McE in Dunkirk, New York; Rick C. in Pennsyvania and his friends Myrtle C., DJ, and Frances
; Rosemeri in Jacksonville, Florida; Sharon D in Canyon Country, California; Tomoko in Japan; Wendy S. in South Australia sent two batches.; Yuko in Japan; Yumiko in Japan;
View their squares, and ALL the squares that have been sent on the Flickr page.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH Update
Iâ€™m heading out for another week in South Texas! When I get back, I will put together every afghan kit I can and tell you (as best I can) what we still need in the way of squares. Until then, here is whatâ€™s been going on during the last few days:I met with Rebecca T down at my local coffee shop. She proudly displayed one of the four afghans she has put together for me in the last three weeks. She also took away four more afghan kits! Thank you, Rebecca! You are a living doll.
Suzanne McC in Brush Prairie, WA sent some squares she had made. She said,
My grand-daughters, Mckenna, age 11 who is just beginning to learn how to crochet and Hannah, age 7, wanted so very much to be a part of this wonderful charity. They begged and begged me for something they could do for the children who will attend the camp. Since neither one can crochet the granny squares (yet), I told them they could be a very big part of this special project by finding printable tags on the web, printing them out, writing something nice on the tags, and that they could then sign their own names. Maybe the children with cancer will feel good knowing that other kids their age care about them.
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Carmen and Jorge in San Carlos, Mexico contributed some lovely squares. Muchas gracias! I appreciate your kind hearts!
Eneida, K. in Illinois sent a lovely batch. Thank you Eneida!
And, all the way from Alaska, Marti H sent squares!! Thanks for your hard work, Marti! They are lovely.
Nancy E, in Manchester, CT has contributed! Just beautiful! Thank you.
And, Nora L. in New York is getting blisters on her fingers. She sent along another lovely batch (you know folks are asking for that pattern, donâ€™t you?). Thank you, girl.
Renate F., in Eddy, Texas sent along another beautiful batch to help us get to the end. Thank you Renate!
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