GSOL Sizzles in July

thGZ87G2IIWomen who work together, for the greater good, are the most powerful force in the world!

I had hoped to put all of July’s happenings together in one post. So, I have held onto some things until now.  The heat hasn’t brought our faithful volunteers to a complete halt. As you will see from the following photos. Collectively, we have accomplished a lot!

GSOL in Roanoke Rapids, NC:

July’s Meeting was a smaller group but a productive one! Granny Squares of Love: Roanoke Rapids Chapter has finished it’s Annual Yarn Drive fundraiser, and our winner is Lenny Murphy of Rocky Mount! His sister helped him by picking up blanket at meeting! Yarn will be bought next week with all money and pics taken then! We got several beautiful baby blankets and hat sets and we are finishing of a few more lapghans too! It was pouring rain, thunder and lighting but we still had a great group show up!


We have another new member her name is Ollie. Also two new return members: Tammy and Robbie. Mrs. Geraldine made all the squares on the table and Wanda and Edith have been putting them together. Wanda has also been crocheting her heart out!

Team Effort- GSOL in Ahoskie and Aulander, NC:

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GSOL in Ahoskie and Aulander worked together, when called upon, to make blankets to comfort those going through Chemo treatments.

Donations from our long distance volunteers are always appreciated so much. Thank you again and again for all that you do!


Happiness is a box jam packed full of gorgeous granny squares! BIG THANKS to Louise H. of Camden, NJ!!!!


Another box filled to the brim with colorful granny squares! Heart felt thanks going out to April C. of Knox, IN! We appreciate you!


The beautiful blankets, beanies, baby clothes, yarn, and books were donated by our long distance volunteer, Nora L. of Brooklyn, NY! Thank you again, Nora! You are always so kind.


Until next time,

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!




More Gifts in June


We are grateful for all of long distance volunteers who think they can change the world. You do indeed make a difference with all the blankets you send, all the yarn you donate, all the granny squares you make, and all the many other things you do help someone in need. We appreciate you so much!


A big THANK YOU goes out to Anna W. of Lebanon, TN for all of the many pretty granny squares, gorgeous baby blankets and beanies, and yarn! Wow and DOUBLE WOW!



God must have whispered in your ear! We REALLY needed this yarn! Thank you so much, D. Dague of Lakeview, Ohio!

I also found this pretty preemie blanket tucked in the box of yarn. Thank you, D.Dague!




Until next time,

Be happy, healthy, and blessed!



GSOL in Aulander and Ahoskie, N.C.

“We rise by lifting others.”_ Robert Ingersoll

 “Aulander GSOL had regulars that are faithful and true. Nancy, Tammy, Betty Young, Glema and Edith. We enjoyed talking about old times as we put together the strips of squares that Edith had whipped for the group. This is a beauty for a baby crib !!!.  Tammy and Nancy are working on two afghans that is what I call “endless granny square. We shared ideas of how to get more to come crochet and have realize this is not the time of year.  We will not give up on the notion and have posted more signs around the area._ Glema Demario, Meeting Coordinator for GSOL in Aulander, N.C.


GSOL also received a very goodie package in the mail. Thank you, Joan M. of Wadsworth, IL. !!!  The 40 squares are gorgeous and we REALLY needed the yarn too. God bless you for your continued support.


Ahoskie, N.C. _ “Geraldine who has only been with us a few months is our square maker of the month. Every month she takes a tote of yarn and brings back stacks of squares. She runs out of yarn. We also have two new members Tammy and Robbi that we would like to welcome. Wanda is putting together afghans  with all the squares. Edith is also whipping together squares. We have a wonderful group. We also prayed for Sandy White on the loss of her mother.” _ Tammy Mullins, Jen Meyers, Jenn Richmond – Meeting Coordinators for GSOL in Ahoskie, NC


We appreciate all that you do!  Thank you!

GSOL in Roanoke Rapids (June)


June’s Meeting of the Granny Squares of Love:

“Roanoke Rapids Chapter was a great success!  We had 16 in attendance. We had two new members and  a few dropping things off. Loads of goodies that will be going out soon and more in the works. We are currently doing a yarn drive and raffle away a beautiful Afghan that Margaret and I put together. We will run short on yarn very soon. There was a large bag of yarn left at the library for our group this month but no one knew who it was from. Thanks to whomever donated. We are working on continuous granny square baby blankets and squares. Others, that are more seasoned at crocheting, are making whatever they like to donate. We are working on another delivery for the birthing center at the local hospital, baby blankets for Nurse-Family Partnership in Halifax and lapghans for the Enfield Nursing home til September. As you can see….We have lots going on!”_Sherry Casey

Sharing some photos taken at the meeting:




GSOL in JUNE (Jackson, N.C.)

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~Anne Frank

GSOL in Jackson, NC had it’s monthly meeting today.  I very much enjoyed the chats and chuckles as we worked together on projects. I also enjoyed showing a new pattern for the group to work on if they wish. As per usual, here are a few photos of our time together, gifts from long distance volunteers, and other news:

Until next time,

Be happy, healthy and blessed!

Happiness is….

Happiness is granny squares in our mail box.:)

Thanks go out Katherine C. of Wilmington, MA for the lovely granny squares and yarn. We appreciate each and every one of them. We will finish the white border for you. We all understand needing a break sometimes.:)


Crocheted and donated by Katherine C. of Wilmington, MA. THANKS AGAIN

I recently took a break my own self. See? (I also love to paint.:) )


Mermaid by Rita

I like making fairy jars also.*laughs*



Fairy in a jar created by Rita

I like dabbling in string art from time to time as well.


Dandelion String Art by Rita.


So yes, by all means, it’s important to take a break sometimes.


Much love to all for everything that you do!