September’s Meeting for GSOL in Jackson, N.C

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much they care.”- John C. Maxwell

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We were few in number this time around. Those present enjoyed learning a new stitch AND a new square pattern.  The batteries died in my camera, so I didn't get pictures of the blankets turned in this time around.

We were few in number this time around. Those present enjoyed learning a new stitch AND a new square pattern. The batteries died in my camera, so I didn’t get pictures of the blankets turned in this time around.

Short and sweet, but easy does it. :)

God bless you all!

Love Will Find A Way

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” _ Dalai Lama
We are grateful for the kindness shown in our mailbox. We accomplish so much more with the love sent to others through your gifts of yarn, granny squares, blankets, hats, and scarves.  Sharing today, the gifts sent by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN.  Thank you so much, Anna!
The many beautiful squares crocheted and donated by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN

The many beautiful squares crocheted and donated by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN

“It’s not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worth of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even- or rather, especially – when we’d prefer not to be.” _ Josh Radnor

A lovely blanket crocheted and donated by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN

A lovely blanket crocheted and donated by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” _ Saint Basil

Don't you just love all the colors! Crocheted and created by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN

Don’t you just love all the colors! Crocheted and created by Anna W. of Lebanon, TN

Thank you again!

Be happy, healthy and blessed!

August Meeting for GSOL in Aulander, N.C.

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

There were 4 of us at the meeting….Agnes, Glema, Nancy, and Victoria.
We are finding our talent and it is  perfect. Glema and Agnes make scarves. Nancy and Victoria make hats. How great is that !!!! Together, we had enough to make 8 hat and scarf sets !!!!. We now have total of 60. We still have plenty of hats that need a matching scarf, but we are well on the way to goals set. ~Glema, Meeting Coordinator for Aulander, N.C.

Check out the hats and scarves that were brought to our meeting this month:

Hats and scarves crocheted by GSOL in Aulander, N.C.

Hats and scarves crocheted by GSOL in Aulander, N.C.

Hats and scarves crocheted by GSOL of Aulander, N.C.

Hats and scarves crocheted by GSOL of Aulander, N.C.

Nice work, GSOL of Aulander, N.C.!

Nice work, GSOL of Aulander, N.C.!

We appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for all that you do!

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A Bouquet of Granny Squares

“Kindness is just love with its workboots on.” ~Author Unknown

So many pretty granny squares came to us today from California, MD. All crocheted and donated by Terry H.  I had to take two photos as they would not all fit in one picture. Thank you, Terry!!!

So many pretty granny squares came to us today from California, MD. All crocheted and donated by Terry H. I had to take two photos as they would not all fit in one picture. Thank you, Terry!!!

“A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.” ~Variation of a saying by Albert Einstein

The second batch of granny squares sent by Terry H. of California, MD.  Thank you for your dedication and continued support. It means sooo much!

The second batch of granny squares sent by Terry H. of California, MD. Thank you for your dedication and continued support. It means sooo much!

August Meeting for GSOL in Ahoskie, N.C. & Other News….

“You really can change the world if you care enough.” _Marian Wright Edelman

Beautiful work, Sandy! This is simply awesome!!!

Beautiful work, Sandy! This is simply awesome!!!

Impressive, Wanda! Beautiful work!

Impressive,Marjorie ! Beautiful work! Thank you!

“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.”_John Rohn 

It was good to see Phyllis again. :)

It was good to see Phyllis again. :)

Wanda, Jenn, and Rita settling in to whipstitch.

Wanda, Jenn, and Rita settling in to whipstitch.

“We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.” _Deepak Chopra

Lovely work, Tammy! Awesome!

Lovely work, Tammy! Awesome!

Snazzy! Thank you, Wanda!

Snazzy! Thank you, Wanda!

“We won’t always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What’s important is that you do care and you act.”_ Charlotte Lunsford 

Kathy Garret donated two very nice hats that were very well made. Thank you, Kathy!

Kathy Garret donated two very nice hats that were very well made. Thank you, Kathy!

We also received some very nice gifts today from our long distance volunteers. Take a look…….

So many pretty granny squares that came to us from Parkland, Florida! Crocheted and donated by Blanca G. Thank you, Blanca! We appreciate you!

So many pretty granny squares that came to us from Parkland, Florida! Crocheted and donated by Blanca G. Thank you, Blanca! We appreciate you!

Joan M. of Wadsworth, IL sent us all of the beautiful items shown: 20 maybelle squares, 20 mitered squares, 3 full skeins of yarn, 1 partial skein of yarn, and some size J crochet hooks that we will use with our newbies when they show up for classes. Thank you, Joan! You are such a blessing.

Joan M. of Wadsworth, IL sent us all of the beautiful items shown: 20 maybelle squares, 20 mitered squares, 3 full skeins of yarn, 1 partial skein of yarn, and some size J crochet hooks that we will use with our newbies when they show up for classes. Thank you, Joan! You are such a blessing.

Another pretty blanket crocheted and donated by Joan M.  Thanks again!

Another pretty blanket crocheted and donated by Joan M. Thanks again!

A close up of Joan's maybelle square. I love this design. I will look for this pattern. :)

A close up of Joan’s maybelle square. I love this design. I will look for this pattern. :)

Close up of Joan's mitered corner square. How neat is that?!

Close up of Joan’s mitered corner square. How neat is that?!

Much love to all for sharing your talent, time, and resources to help us help others.

 

So Much Love in Action

“If you share your light with the world, truth and goodness will be your constant companions.”_ Micheal Teal

So much light was found in our PO Box this past Friday! Check it out:

This beautiful baby blanket full of love and sunshine was crocheted and donated by Lousie H. of New Jersey!  Thank you for your continued support and your generous heart.

This beautiful baby blanket full of love and sunshine was crocheted and donated by Lousie H. of New Jersey! Thank you for your continued support and your generous heart.

“By giving people the power to share, were making the world more transparent.” Mark Zuckerberg

Kathy C. of Wilmington, MA crocheted and donated 100 granny squares!!!( I couldn't get them all in one photo.)  They are so pretty and perfectly made. Thank you, Kathy, from the bottom of our hearts.

Kathy C. of Wilmington, MA crocheted and donated 100 granny squares!!!( I couldn’t get them all in one photo.) They are so pretty and perfectly made. Thank you, Kathy, from the bottom of our hearts.

The rest of the granny squares donated by Kathy C. of Wilmington, MA. Thank you, thank you, Thank you!

The rest of the granny squares donated by Kathy C. of Wilmington, MA. Thank you, thank you, Thank you!

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All of the gorgeous baby blankets, baby beanies and granny square bonnets were crocheted and donated by www.gossycrafts.wordpress. com  located in Chicago, IL  God bless you for reaching out to help us! Thank you so much!

All of the gorgeous baby blankets, baby beanies and granny square bonnets were crocheted and donated by http://www.gossycrafts.wordpress.com located in Chicago, IL God bless you for reaching out to help us! Thank you so much!

Be sure to check out the sister site who reached out to help us. You can find her here: Gossycrafts.

“Creative thinking inspires ideas. Ideas inspire change.” _ Barbara Januszkiewicz

Tropical Waves baby afghan crocheted and donated by a local GSOL volunteer.

Tropical Waves baby afghan crocheted and donated by a local GSOL volunteer.

Until next time,

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!

AUGUST MEETING for GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.

“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Another month has come and gone. Our Roanoke Rapids Chapter was a very busy meeting, and these ladies all stepped up to the plate to get it all together. I am very proud of all the efforts to get all that we have set in place to be done! Believe me I knew these ladies were power houses and really love what they are doing. We are not lacking in the squares that are needed for our projects with more for other things to come. I think everyone enjoyed working together to set up the blanket patterns and matching colors! Along with the squares, that I ask everyone to make, we had several blankets and a hat and scarf set made too! Here are pics of the meeting and the items donated! Thanks to everyone for all that you do. Our Volunteers are Wonderful People!

Please note: starting in September, I will be holding two classes at the Roanoke Rapids public library one from 11 am – 1pm and our regular class from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. ~~ Sherry Casey, Meeting Coordinator in Roanoke Rapids, NC

A few photos from our August Meeting:

Charla Lyons had this super thick and soft hat and scarf set. Someone will be very warm this winter.

Charla Lyons had this super thick and soft hat and scarf set. Someone will be very warm this winter.

Virginia Garner made this along with 80 squares that I didn't get a pic of but once I whip stitch them together, I will take a pic. It's gonna be gorgeous! She is a real power house at crocheting!

Virginia Garner made this along with 80 squares that I didn’t get a pic of but once I whip stitch them together, I will take a pic. It’s gonna be gorgeous! She is a real power house at crocheting!

Wanda Wilson found these beautiful blankets this week to donate to the group, they are super soft and ready for use!

Wanda Wilson found these beautiful blankets this week to donate to the group, they are super soft and ready for use!

We had two new members this month sitting here practicing what I had taught them... Lessie and Peggy Johnson! Our other ladies were finishing up bagging up whole blankets that will be whip stitched together before next month. We have lots to do......LOL!

We had two new members this month sitting here practicing what I had taught them… Lessie and Peggy Johnson! Our other ladies were finishing up bagging up whole blankets that will be whip stitched together before next month. We have lots to do……LOL!

Another whole blanket was being sewn together in each sections of rows by Lee Cransford, Ann Currin, Charla Lyons and Vee Thomas......I tell you these ladies had this blanket worked up in a pattern and were whip stitching in no time.!

Another whole blanket was being sewn together in each sections of rows by Lee Cransford, Ann Currin, Charla Lyons and Vee Thomas……I tell you these ladies had this blanket worked up in a pattern and were whip stitching in no time.!

“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.”~ Lydia M. Child
Blanket of Blues started....gonna be a pretty one!

Blanket of Blues started….gonna be a pretty one!

 Shery was teaching talking about our group to the new members. Brandi, Carol, and Wanda, were working on patterning these squares. Margaret was finding more squares to match.Before I knew it, they had put together enough squares to  make 3 blankets, and packaged them up to be taken home to whip stitch....WE ARE ON A ROLL!


Sherry was teaching & talking about GSOL to the new members. Brandi, Carol, and Wanda, were working on patterning these squares. Margaret was finding more squares to match.Before I knew it, they had put together enough squares to make 3 blankets, and packaged them up to be taken home to whip stitch….WE ARE ON A ROLL!

Virginia Garner was over by herself, she says she don't like to whip stitch but loves to crochet and make blankets, she was here helping one another member with starting the centers of Granny Squares for her that she was having trouble with starting out....I don't know how many in all she got done for her, but I know she had done a good many of both colors blue and yellow and then started something else too! GO VIRGINIA GO!

Virginia Garner was over by herself, she says she doesn’t like to whip stitch, but loves to crochet, and make blankets. She was here helping another member with starting the centers of Granny Squares.I don’t know how many in all she got done for her, but I know she had done a good many of both colors blue and yellow and then started something else too! GO VIRGINIA GO!

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”~ Elizabeth Bibesco
Great times,  with good people, while accomplishing wonderful things!
Until next time….
Be healthy, happy, and blessed!