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GSOL in Jackson, N.C.:

Our GSOL meeting in Jackson, N.C. consisted of our fabulous four only this month, but we are a power house just the same. Lots of chat time is good therapy among friends as well. It’s always good to meet with kindred spirits. We continue to work on baby blankets and beanies for first time mothers in need. Larger blankets for foster children to offer comfort and something of their own, and hats and scarves as the winter approaches to give as Christmas gifts to those who would have nothing, to those out in the cold, and to others who just need to know that somebody cares.

GSOL in Jackson, N.C. made another baby blanket and beanie deliver to the Nurse and Family partnership for first time mothers in need. They are always so appreciative of the work you do, and the gifts you bring to help new mothers in 4 counties. Thank you to all who had a hand in making this possible!

We had a number of gifts to arrive from our long distance volunteers, which we appreciate more than you can possibly know. You have no idea the difference you make and how you speed the process along. Thank you from the bottom of our heart!


GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. :

The  meeting in Roanoke Rapids was a good group. Great helpers showing each other what to do and how to get it done. These ladies are awesome! Working on our donation to Operation Gratitude this month and working on other things. I had forgot to tell everyone that we had put in our choices for a nursing home to help this year and Weldon was chosen this time! We do that by putting our votes in a bag and then we count them! Whoever gets the most votes wins! We have already covered Carolina Rest Home and Enfield. Our choices were down to three! Here are pics from our meeting and goodies that were donated this month:

GSOL in Ahoskie/Aulander, N.C.:

They haven’t met for the month yet, but already they delivered a nice batch of lapghans to “Stepping Stone” for the elderly in a psych unit because they complain often they are cold. I got a call before the day was done from a Supervisor there who stated how grateful the seniors are for the lap blankets and how much they love and appreciate all of you for doing this for them. Please pass this on to all who had a hand in helping you to make it possible. I am mighty proud of what you are accomplishing. How can this not make your heart smile?ūüôā

God love you, God keep you, and continue to bless each of  you for reaching out to others with the talent in your hands. xoxo

( P.S. Please don’t forget to register to VOTE!)



GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, NC and Gifts from Long Distance Volunteers

Roanoke Rapids, NC-

Well, even after being a whole week behind schedule and not sure who would show up, I had a full class of working ladies this month.Granny Squares of Love : Roanoke Rapids Chapter has started their Christmas project for this year and more stuff to come! Glad to see quite a few new faces and also a face I had not seen I years! Funny how you never know who likes crocheting!




We are blessed with long distance volunteers who have a heart for helping others. Please check out our recent gifts. We so appreciate each of you! Thank you so much!

All of those who help us locally, and so far away, sure do make our hearts happy, and keep a smile on our face.ūüôā



God love you and bless you many times over for all that you do.


GSOL in Jackson & Ahoskie, NC (Sept.)

Jackson РOur meeting was graced with a few visiting residents from a local rest home. Cassie patiently taught our visitors how to whipstitch. They enjoyed picking out the different colored squares to make a scarf and left with a new skill and sense of purpose. I am grateful that GSOL continues to meet needs on some many different levels.

Our faithful volunteers-


Peggy, Shirley, and Johanna, have diligently worked on creating beautiful blankets for children in foster care, and baby blankets for first time mothers in need. Some were created from start to finish by our local volunteers, and some of the blankets were created from the granny squares donated by our local volunteers. Thanks to all who had a hand in making the blankets possible.



Ahoskie- Just take a look at the photos. You can clearly see that much is being accomplished to benefit the community that is in need of warmth, and sometimes just comfort to know that someone cares. Aulander GSOL made the decision to join forces with the Ahoskie group and to meet only there. Check out their labors of love:



Again, and always, we are grateful for our long distance volunteers for all of the granny squares, blankets, and yarn that you gift us with to help make all that we do faster, easier, and possible!


Gifts From Long Distance Volunteers

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We are always so grateful for the love and dedication shown to us by our long distance volunteers. Our “THANK YOU’s” are now¬†only by blog post after so many long distance volunteers requested that we not waste money on stamps and stationary to send additional thanks in the mail. We appreciate your understanding our need to be frugal. So without futher adieu, I want to share all of the beautiful gifts that have been sent this month to help us help others:


All of the gorgeous goodies above: Yarn, granny squares,and the¬†many scarves are donated by Theresa B. of North Bergen, N.J.!!!¬† Theresa, you always seem to know what we need! How do you do that?ūüôā Thank you so very much! May God bless you more!


An anonymous crochet angel from Voss, N.C.sent us these lovely granny squares. Thank you!!!! We certainly appreciate each and every one! God bless you more!


Kathy C. of Wilmington, MA crocheted and donated all of the colorful granny squares above. Kathy has been a long distance volunteer for quite some time. Thank you so much, Kathy for the gift, and your continued support. God bless you more!


We are grateful for the all the lovely granny squares above. All are crocheted and donated by Jeannine D. of Valencia, CA. Thank you again, Jeannine, for your continued support and thoughtfulness. God bless you more!

Until next time,

Be healthy, happy and blessed!

GSOL Meetings in August

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The monthly meeting in Roanoke Rapids was a huge success! Two new ladies came to learn how to crochet and we had 15 people¬†in attendance. Loads of goodies that will be tagged and sent out this week. We made our choices for this year’s end of year projects, and have plenty going on. Thanks to all our volunteers for all they do to keep this group going and¬†supporting us¬†by¬†getting things done. I would like to give a huge thank you for another delivery from Angels Closet for sending all yarn that comes into their business and¬†passing it along to us to help make more blankets. Thanks Beverly for the delivery too! We have had several deliveries to our group this past month, but the most heart felt was the donation delivered by Jamie and Mitzi Suggs from Helen Suggs, per her request before her passing. My heart was so touched to know she wanted us to use what she had left from her private yarn stash to make things for the group. Here are pics of the donations and the meeting today:


“I can promise you that women working together, linked, educated, informed, gifted, and persistent, can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.” _Unknown

GSOL in ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC made another delivery to the Nurse and Family Partnership for first time mothers in need:






Robin completed her first two afghans and Wanda has whipping like a house on fire with SIX large afghans completed! Amazing work, Ladies!!!





GSOL in AHOSKIE and AULANDER hosted a music benefit to raise money for yarn and collected can goods to help a local food pantry.!


They had a decent turn out at the event, the last band is playing now!¬†They had donations of gift certificates from several businesses for a raffle and a 50/50 cash raffle which together raised $72 dollars! The admission to the event raised $120 and¬†they were given¬†LOTS of canned goods! So all together we raised $192!!! We had help from Glemia and her husband taking care of raffles. Mel (Tammy’s daughter) taking pictures and filling in here and there with what was needed, including helping¬†Jen with¬†her daughter so¬†she could take admission at the door. Christina (Tammy’s other daughter) did a great job setting up the whole event and keeping it going smoothly! Two bands and several solo artists volunteered their time and talents!¬†I would call it a success! We will report back with our yarn haul in the near future!

“When asked, “How did you accomplish this?”, I answer: “We are all working together. That’s the secret.” _Unknown

GSOL Meeting in Aulander, NC:

Hats and scarves are from Windsor’s Senior group. Sherry Casey gave Ahoskie and Aulander groups 3 huge bags of yarn, with some hats and squares mixed in !!!! (I absolutely love the teamwork and sharing that goes on between the Chapters. YOU ARE AMAZING!)

Check out their meeting photos:



THANKS to all who work and strive to help us help others. I will post our recent donations from long distance volunteers later this week. Stay tuned!






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Sending out a heart felt “Thank you” to: D.Dague of Lakeview, OH.,¬† Chris K. of St.Louis, MO. and Nancy M. of Argos, IN.¬† We received your packages and appreciate your generosity and willingness to help up help others. Your thoughtfulness will be remembered a very¬†long time.

Check out their beautiful gifts:


This package was filled tight with LOTS of gorgeous granny squares. All crocheted and donated by: Nancy M. of Argos, IN!!!! Thank you again, Nancy!!!


Pretty and perfect! We appreciate these beauties created and donated by: Chris K. of St. Louis, MO!!!!  Thank you for reaching out and helping us!


Look at all of the cute hats!!! All created and donated by: D.Dague of Lakeview, OH!!! We just love them! They will certainly go to good use. Thanks, and thanks, and evermore thank you!