Thursday, 31 March 2011

More squares keep on coming ! :)

The last few days have turned out to be absolutely wonderful!

Firstly because this lovely pile of happy-coloured squares arrived in the post................

And...and...and..., nestling in the parcel of crochet yummyness was a lovely surprise from ju24 who thoughtfully remembered my love for a particular advertisement from sustrans. So, today, as I place my tea on to my mug mat, I have a smile on my face -

thank you so much J xx

Then on Tuesday,  at knit and natter, a pile of deliciously crocheted squares appeared. They originally were beautifully crafted by Angela who, despite all the work she put into the squares, had no where for them and stashed them away for another day. She gave to me - this was quite some time before the earthquake and tsnami, with the instructions to find them a good home. Another friend fell in love with the subtle colours and the uniform patterning and decided to turn them into cushion covers. Then, on hearing about our blanket making she returned them saying that Japan's need was greater than hers - so in a very round about way - 

 thank you Angela and thank you Mary :)

Still at knit and natter, more squares appeared from Lovely Lady - including one that she had especially learnt to do called 'sayōnara' - さようなら- the Japanese word for farewell

Thank you Lovely Lady!!

Now down to more serious news, I am in contact with Japan Alive, whom we will be sending our blankets too - and they are delighted with our efforts. Please follow the link to see their good works and I will keep you up to date with how things are progressing.


  1. This is such a wonderful idea. I would love to be a part of your project. I will send you an email. Please let me know if there are restrictions in yarn or the size of the squares.

  2. Hi crochet lady - thank you - we'd love you to join in! when your email lands, I will reply asap - welcome :)

  3. Glad the squares will find such a good home. More on the way when I see you next week.

  4. Hi Angela - thank you :) looking forward to meeting up, seems a long time since we lunched :)

  5. Ooooh, my Sayonara square has been transformed by your photo; you do take excellent photos. Cannot write any more as my crochet hook is shouting for me!

  6. Lovely Threads - your sayōnara speaks for it's self - a beautiful square!

  7. It's a wonderful thing you are doing for the people of Japan. What a sweet idea this is! Vicki


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