“When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own.” ~Author Unknown
We are gearing up for an Art Fair! I wanted to make sure that we stashed a few items aside to display on that special day. I have worked hard the past week to whip stitch together granny squares that have been donated from various parts of our great nation. I love these afghans that will be used to help those who experience homelessness due to fire, flood, hurricanes, tornadoes, or through other difficulities. The afghans are truly unique and one of kind. A kaleidoscope of colors! Look closely….You may spot a granny square that YOU created and donated!
If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If it were not for all the caring, creative, and generous people who believe in us, and help us, it would take so much longer to do all that we strive to accomplish. It doesn’t matter if our readers send only granny square. Sometimes, we need just that extra one to finish a project. Today, we were blessed with more granny squares! They are so pretty with their flower in the center. They were sent to us by Joan S. from Staten Island, NY along with a very nice note that read:
“I’m so pleased and happy to be sending you ten granny squares. These are for March and April 2014. I did make a pledge for one granny square a month. However, I could not stop my yarn and hook from crocheting more. They have a mind of their own! I hope whoever receives these squares will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed crocheting them. Come May, I will have more squares once I can send more. ~Joan S.”
Thank you , Joan. We appreciate you! I am certain that your beautiful granny squares will be admired by it’s recipient. They are so cute!!!
To fold the hands in prayer is well, to open them in charity is better. ~French Proverb
Recently, I asked some of our local volunteers why they devoted their time to “Granny Squares of Love?” (I was writing an article for a magazine that wants to feature our story and needed some input.) I will share one of the responses with you to give you an inside peek at the wonderful ladies that make up our local group. Ann M. of Seaboard, NC wrote:
“I remember my grandmother crocheting and always wanted to do what she did. I have many hobbies, but now have some health issues that slows me down and requires me to be off my legs. Being a part of this group, and contributing, allows me to sit and still do something stimulating, but yet calming and soothing. The fact that we are helping our community just adds to the package.”
Ann has been a faithful contributor to our local group for three years now. Thank you again, Ann!
The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it. ~William James
I did title this post “Crochet Love Links…” didn’t I? Without further adieu, I am will share the love! Check out some of the interesting crochet websites I have stumbled upon today. (And don’t worry, if I didn’t list you today, there’s always next week, or another time.)
Until next time….
Be Happy, Healthy and Blessed!
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha