BUSY JUNE CROCHET BEES

“Never stop doing little things for others. Often those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

Many thanks to Ms. Dickens of North Carolina for the many beautiful granny squares in this box.  It was packed tight from the bottom to the top. They came at a good time. Thank you so very much!

Many thanks to Ms. Dickens of North Carolina for the many beautiful granny squares in this box. It was packed tight from the bottom to the top. They came at a good time. Thank you so very much!

Joan S. of New York crocheted the very pretty granny squares shown here and also donated some yarn. Thank you for your continued support, Joan. It means so very much!

Joan S. of New York crocheted the very pretty granny squares shown here and also donated some yarn. Thank you for your continued support, Joan. It means so very much!

What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind. ~Cleveland Amory

We are sad to say that Jen Meyers is no longer our Meeting Coordinator for our Ahoskie GSOL Chapter. Jen has moved away and will continue as a long distance volunteer.  Tammy Mullins has volunteered to help Jenn Richmond with the group.  We will greatly miss Jen, and we are grateful for Tammy's help.

We are sad to say that Jen Meyers is no longer our Meeting Coordinator for our Ahoskie GSOL Chapter. Jen has moved away and will continue as a long distance volunteer. Tammy Mullins has volunteered to help Jenn Richmond with the group. We will greatly miss Jen, and we are grateful for Tammy’s help.

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling

Another adult sized afghan completed by Ahoskie's GSOL.

Another adult sized afghan completed by Ahoskie’s GSOL.

Pretty baby blanket crocheted by Wanda Bower of Ahoskie GSOL.

Pretty baby blanket crocheted by Jenn Richmond and displayed by Wanda Bower of Ahoskie GSOL.

A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them. ~Variation of a saying by Albert Einstein  (How true is this? I can’t even begin to tell you actually how many baby blankets, hats, scarves, and afghans that we have given away!)

Another afghan completed by Ahoskie GSOL!  Ahoskie GSOL gets things done! :)

Another afghan completed by Ahoskie GSOL! Ahoskie GSOL gets things done! :)

GSOL of Aulander , NC may have had to meet in the parking lot , but they accomplished a lot!

Hats and scarves created by Aulander GSOL.

Hats and scarves created by Aulander GSOL.

Hats and scarves created by Aulander GSOL.

Hats and scarves created by Aulander GSOL.

They now have a total of 21 sets of hats and scarves. I also have 12 scarves the group is going to make a blanket for the Roanoke Rapids group. Agnes, Nancy and Victoria Parker, and Glema made 10 sets since May. We are getting there !!! Good job, Everyone! Thank you for all that you do.

Just Like Christmas in June!

“Your wealth and status doesn’t make you. Your kindness and character does.” _Unknown

We are blessed with dedicated long distance volunteers that contribute time and time again. Betty S. of Concord, NC is one of those volunteers. Betty is a one woman GSOL chapter all by herself! When I opened the big box that was delivered, and I saw all the beautiful things that she crocheted and donated, my eyes bugged out, and I wondered “Does she have help to accomplish so very much???” She is simply amazing with all the time, talent, and resources that she so generously shares with everyone. Betty wrote to us and stated that she is so blessed that she is glad to share with others. Thank you, Betty, for your continued support and generous heart.

All of the baby blankets, beanies, and booties were crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

All of the baby blankets, beanies, and booties were crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

All of the baby blankets, beanies, and booties were crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

All of the baby blankets, beanies, and booties were crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

“I believe in the magic of kindness.”

The many hats and scarf and hat sets that were all crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

The many hats and scarf and hat sets that were all crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

The many colorful granny squares, and an additional baby beanie and bootie set , crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

The many colorful granny squares, and an additional baby beanie and bootie set , crocheted and donated by Betty S. of Concord, NC

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” _ George Elliston

June Blooms and Granny Squares

“Use what talent you possess. The woods would be silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” _Henry Dyke

Don’t you just love this time of year when the earth opens up and gives such lovely gifts!?  Sharing first with you, a few jewels from my yard.

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In our mail box, we received some beautiful gems too! Check out these gorgeous granny squares:

The pretty granny squares that you see here were crocheted and donated by: L. Hawthorne of Camden, NJ! Thank you for your continued support! We appreciate you!

The pretty granny squares that you see here were crocheted and donated by: L. Hawthorne of Camden, NJ! Thank you for your continued support! We appreciate you!

J. Mojonnier of Wadsworth, IL crocheted and donated the lovely granny squares pictured. Thank you so much for your continued support!

J. Mojonnier of Wadsworth, IL crocheted and donated the lovely granny squares pictured. Thank you so much for your continued support!

The yarn and all of the beautiful granny squares were donated by J. Mojannier of Wadsworth, IL  Thank you so very much for helping us to help others.

The yarn and all of the beautiful granny squares were donated by J. Mojannier of Wadsworth, IL Thank you so very much for helping us to help others.

Until next time…

Be happy,  healthy, and blessed!

 

 

Many Thanks….

I am late getting our latest donations posted. I have been busy with grandchildren finishing up a school year, and also getting myself ready for my brother’s wedding.  The older I get, the longer it takes for me to get things done. *laughs*  Before I move on, I want to share my brother’s special day with you.  Don’t they look like they stepped straight out of a fairy tale? :)

...and they lived happily ever after: Mr. and Mrs. Barry Crowley.

…and they lived happily ever after: Mr. and Mrs. Barry Crowley.

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.” _ Alexander Solzhenitzyn

The very pretty granny squares were crocheted and donated by Kat F. of Lynbrook, NY!  Thank you so very much Kat! We will put them to good use.

The very pretty granny squares were crocheted and donated by Kat F. of Lynbrook, NY! Thank you so very much Kat! We will put them to good use.

 

“Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you’re gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.”_ Barbara Sher 

A number of boxes arrived from Dale S. of Pinehurst, NC!  Lots of  squares and yarn.  Thank you, Dale, for reaching out to help us help others. God bless you!

A number of boxes arrived from Dale S. of Pinehurst, NC! Lots of squares and yarn. Thank you, Dale, for reaching out to help us help others. God bless you!

 

“The key is to trust your heart to move where your talents can flourish. This old world will really spin when work becomes a joyous expression of the soul.” _ Al Sacharov

 

Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!

 

 

Does this Photo Make My Butt Look Big???

Got your attention, didn’t I? :)

This post has nothing to do with crochet. So, forgive me in advance. It has everything to do with a young lady and her dreams to pursue her passion: Photography.  Gigi Hoggard is my youngest daughter and she has been nominated as “best photographer” in her area. If she gets the most votes, then she gets a free ad in the newspaper. Advertising is costly, but it also necessary to get your business out there. So, I figured I would come here and get some help from my friends. Would you check some of her photos, and if you like her work, would you click on this link: “Best of the Best Winners Ballot” and then drop down to #69 for BEST PHOTOGRAPHER and vote for Gigi Hoggard?  You don’t have to fill out the whole ballot. Just place your vote for her and submit.  Gigi helps every winter with donations, and getting others to donate, to provide emergency temporary shelter for the homeless in Ahoskie, NC.  She helps us out. This would be a nice way to say “Thanks.”

Check out her work and then decide:

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

Photos by GiGi Hoggard

If you like her work, please go Click here: “Best of the Best Winners Ballot”, scroll down to # 69 BEST PHOTOGRAPHER and cast your vote for GI GI Hoggard!  I want her to get a lot of business. Winter is coming again and we need her help. *laughs* ;)

Thank you for your help. :)

GSOL’s June Meeting in Roanoke Rapids, NC

“Hide not your talents, they for use were made,
What’s a sundial in the shade?”   _ Benjamin Franklin

Our Roanoke Rapids Chapter met on June 2nd and shared the following photos with us. Enjoy!

This pretty lapghan was created with granny squares crocheted by Leslie Harder and whip stitched together by Sherry Casey.

This pretty lapghan was created with granny squares crocheted by Leslie Harder and whip stitched together by Sherry Casey.

The volunteers always have a great time together. What a great group Roanoke Rapids has!

The volunteers always have a great time together. What a great group Roanoke Rapids has!

Blankets, hats, and squares all created by the volunteers in Roanoke Rapids, NC

Blankets, hats, and squares all created by the volunteers in Roanoke Rapids, NC

Helen and Gabriel came in as new members today and enjoyed learning three stitches.

Helen and Gabriel came in as new members today and enjoyed learning three stitches.

 

“Everyone has talent. What’s rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.” _ Erica Jong
 Evy Jeffries completed whip stitching together these squares that she had picked out and ones we helped her trim, she is so proud of these and already working on another blanket for a lapghan it's bigger too! We are  so grateful for her.


Evy Jeffries completed whip stitching together these squares that she had picked out and ones we helped her trim, she is so proud of these and already working on another blanket for a lapghan it’s bigger too! We are so grateful for her.

“Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life.” _ Oscar Wilde

 Virginia Garner created the blankets for delivery to Nurses-Family Partnership at Halifax Health Department for first time mothers in need!

Virginia Garner created the blankets for delivery to Nurses-Family Partnership at Halifax Health Department for first time mothers in need!

 

Carol and Carla trying to see how wide they want to make scarves. We are on to another project for our winter needs!

Carol and Carla trying to see how wide they want to make scarves. We are on to another project for our winter needs!

 

Carol Guidry created this beautiful baby blanket and 4 cute hats! Leslie Harder made all of the sweet preemie hats, the infant size hats, and one youth sized hat.

Carol Guidry created this beautiful baby blanket and 4 cute hats! Leslie Harder made all of the sweet preemie hats, the infant size hats, and one youth sized hat.

“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” _ Leo Buscaglia

Donated squares are always appreciated. Sherry Casey has worked on completing those shown to add to other blankets.

Donated squares are always appreciated. Sherry Casey has worked on completing those shown to add to other blankets.

I hope I didn’t forget to include anything. We so appreciate our volunteers, their time, and dedication

 

Until next time…

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!

 

June Blooms Granny Squares Galore

“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” _ Pablo Casals

Our Jackson chapter met on June 2nd with Cassie Daughtry as Meeting Coordinator.  We always like to share a few pictures of our meetings. It’s not always easy(this time it was impossible) to get pictures of everyone when you have volunteers who are camera shy.  :)  We were small in number but we still managed to produce a number of baby blankets for first time mothers in need.

Johanna is such a blessing to our group. She caught on fast and hasn't stopped cranking out blankets since! Nice work, Johanna!

Johanna is such a blessing to our group. She caught on fast and hasn’t stopped cranking out blankets since! Nice work, Johanna!

 

“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” _ William Arthur Ward

 

Nice work, Johanna! Thank you soooo much!

Nice work, Johanna! Thank you soooo much!

 

“When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!”_ Unknown

Pretty in pink! Gorgeous, Johanna!

Pretty in pink! Gorgeous, Johanna!

“I maybe here for a shortwhile, gone tomorrow into oblivion or until the days come to take me away. But, in whatever part you play, be remembered as part of a legacy…of sharing dreams and changing humanity for the better. It’s that legacy that never dies.” _ Unknown

 

Peggy is one of our newbies. Nice hat, Peggy!

Peggy is one of our newbies. Nice hat, Peggy!

 

“We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing.” _ Billy Graham

 

Johanna and Peggy

Johanna and Peggy

“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.” _ Unknown

 

 

Lots of baby blankets ready for delivery for first time mothers in need.

Lots of baby blankets ready for delivery for first time mothers in need.

 

I appreciate everyone’s dedication, time, and talent. You are a blessing!