“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” ~Henry James
Tuesday’s meeting (09/08/15) was another hit for Granny Squares of Love in Roanoke Rapids. No help from my camera on my new phone. I am missing a few pictures. I hate I didn’t get too from being so busy. I am just gonna have to appoint an extra set of hands to take pics for me! Even so, we got most of our blankets done and working on the last one for the Room at the Inn. We will all be working on hats and scarfs now for the foster kids Christmas gift bags, and then move on to other projects.
Awards were given to those who have been in the group a year, and have come to at least 9 meetings ,and/or helped in volunteering! We have a great group of volunteers in our group. We were blessed to have a years already in September. We have started another year with two meetings per month at the RR public Library.
Our last delivery to Carolina Rest home was made this week too with 12 lapghans being delivered. We will be delivering the blankets to Room at the Inn, a shelter for women, soon with pics to follow. We still will be making baby blankets & hats, and laphans for a nursing, thru out the year along with other projects. Great things will continue. Looking for other avenues to fill the needs for those in need to keep warm. Helping with the homeless in our area with blankets and hopefully winter relief if needed. Please feel free to share our news.
Sherry Casey, Coordinator for GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, N.C
Blanket for Room at the Inn. Sherry Casey and Margaret Miles whipped this together and trimmed it out. It’s a nice heavy blanket too. Hope they enjoy it.
Yarn donated by the Angels Closet brought in by Bev Hummel
Awards and Purple Heart Angel Wing Pins given to our Year of volunteers….Thanks for all your help…… Brandi Casey, Cindy Lee, Leslie Harder, Lee Cranford and Carol Guidry.
In hours of weariness, sensations sweet,
Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart;
And passing even into my purer mind,
With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too,
Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps,
As have no slight or trivial influence
On that best portion of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love….
~William Wordsworth, 1798
Making a difference. One stitch at a time.
Blanket made by Ann Currin for the group it’s so soft and will be a nice baby blanket.
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt
This was a group project in the start and Lee Cranford took it home to finish it. It turned out beautiful.
! Created for The Room at the Inn., a shelter for women.
Squares donated by Cindy Lee for the blankets to be made. She did a great job trimming them out for us too!
All the squares at the end were made by Leslie Harder and will be made into really nice lapghans for the nursing homes…..I love the different tan trim to balance them out! My other pic went missing in action!
These two blankets were donated by the Jackson and Ahoskie chapters for the Room at the Inn, a new shelter for women. Our sister chapters are always able to help each other out when needed! Thanks to all that helped from each group. Aulander chapter sent us a huge blanket last months to share too!
These squares were made by Virginia Garner for us to put together for a blanket for Room at the Inn and more for a couple of lapghans. Sherry Casey and Margaret Miles whipped these together and put a single trim on it. This is a very beautiful blanket to see!
Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity stop you from being generous. ~Author Unknown
Until next time….
Be happy, healthy, and blessed!