Love is…

Doing the same thing week after week, month after month, year after year to help those in need that you may never know is love in highest form. Thank you to all who continue to love those who can never repay you. Thank you for helping us to help others.

Sending a shout out of THANKS to:

T.Marolf of N. Syracuse , NY….Theresa A. of Palm Coast, Fla….Stitching Saints of California, MD for sending the following gifts:

We appreciate this so much! Your granny squares are being dispatched to various volunteers to make blankets and scarves for those in need of them. The yarn has already has already chosen to make additional hats to go with scarves. You DO make a difference.

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GSOL in Jackson, NC met yesterday. The cold and the rain kept most of volunteers away. Even so, we made decisions on what to work on next and exchanged materials. Peggy is a one woman power house!

 

I am getting a number of requests that ask what we need most right now. For those that want to know specifically, from now until the beginning of Feb.,  besides granny squares, we are in need of crocheted hats and scarves to give to those in need of them during the next few months.  If you are great at crocheting mittens,(I am not) they are welcome too.

Many blessings to all who have a hand in helping!

 

 

 

 

More Reasons to be Thankful…

1718785748-original.png.jpgWe continue to be blessed with those local and far away who pull together to enable us to help others. Anyone who crochets knows the work and hours that go into every piece. (Some of you must crochet even in your sleep!)  We have had a great month. Sharing here another local GSOL meeting in Ahoskie, N.C. and also some long distance volunteer donations that have made their way to us. A heart felt THANK YOU from all of us to all of you!

GSOL in Ahoskie/Aulander, N.C.:

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Sending out THANK YOU to:

CHRIS K. of St Louis MO for the pretty granny squares, hats and scarf!

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Dinah D. of Lakeview, Ohio for all of the beautiful blankets, yarn, and crochet book –

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Norah L of  Brooklyn, NY for the gorgeous blankets, granny squares and yarn!

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Joan S. of Wake Forest, NC for her pretty granny squares and yarn. Welcome to N.C. , Joan!

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ARGOS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF Argos, IN for all of the lovely granny Squares!

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Giving Hands have Grateful Hearts

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We are loving the cooler temps that are finally here in North Carolina. Our various groups continue to pull together to meet the various needs in our communities to offer comfort and caring. Check out the photos below from our recent meetings:

GSOL in Jackson, N.C.: Hurricane Matthew left some communities homeless. We didn’t have a huge stash of blankets on hand to meet all the needs, but we gave what we had to do make a difference where we could. If everybody does something, no matter how small,  needs are met.

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GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, NC: November’s Meeting was awesome! We turned out a great amount of hats and scarves for our Christmas gift going out to Operation Gratitude for the Military, and working on making the red baby hats for the American Heart Association for Infants with Heart conditions. We had some beautiful blankets of all sizes come in, Carol finished up some squares and one of our newest members Mrs. Rogerson, made a beautiful Lapghan Linus blanket and four amazing preemie baby blanket and hat sets. These ladies are just wonderful folks.

I have great news after my heart has been heavy and stressed about continuing on with our group, I was getting a little tethered at the ends of each month knowing I was having to do another class teaching alone. I talked to our founder and asked for advice.  I do believe a prayer or two was answered yesterday. I had a new member, but I feel like an old friend dropped in my lap, offer to help teach as I was going to ask her to co- coordinate the group. She has great teaching experience and skills beyond compare. We were both on the same page yesterday morning. As she was pulling into the parking lot I was looking for her number. Juana Price is gonna be a big asset to our group. Her know how and drive is refreshing and she has been looking a new avenue to start in her life. We welcome her as not only one of our volunteers, and for her donations, but as a great teacher!

 

GSOL in Ahoskie/Aulander, NC: Check out our donation to sheriff department and the hat and scarf donations given by the senior group in Windsor.

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More Gifts in October

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We are always appreciative when gifts from our long distance volunteers are found in our mail box. Check out our recent gifts from our friends:

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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?🙂

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

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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!

 

 

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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.🙂

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

 

GSOL in Jackson & Ahoskie, NC (Sept.)

Jackson – Our 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.

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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!

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