Saturday, 21 July 2012

Time to move on....

I have had word from Japan that the ladies who survived the tsunami  have now made their own knit and natter groups and are producing sufficient blankets for themselves and to send to areas that still require aid. So, for now, our 'mission' to make and send blankets has stopped.

Thank you all who have joined in - those who made squares, those who crocheted and knitted, those of you who sewed together and turned piles of squares into comforting blankets.

Thank you for the blankets that arrived weekly, the toys that were made, the scarves and hats.

Thank you to those who helped with postage, who donated wool and yarn, thank you to those of you who helped host the Yarnival event we held to raise funds for postage ......

To all of you, each and every one of you

thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 23 June 2012

All this wonderful creating and sharing spirit

Hooks have been hooky-hooking
Knitting pins have been flying back and forth
The kettle has been keeping us going.
And
The postman is going to be busy!!














Not only have we been busy with the making 
and the sewing 
and crocheting 
and the knitting
we've also been winding HUGE balls of yarn
into
smaller ones
so that we can all share the blankie-making-action
what fun!








All ages were roped in to wind and untangle

Phew !
I think I need a nap to recover :)



thank you 
Angela, Marta, Gillian, Lynne, Ann, Carol, Jennifer 
and the mighty Tash!




Friday, 25 May 2012

The spoils of wool

Excuse me a mo' about to pop down to the post office, so thought I would share with you the reason why....












byeeee!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

More glorious grannies - big and small, teddies and love are winging their way over to Japan.
Snuggly blanket with coordinating teddy

This blanket was super soft

A giant granny square blanket

Another giant granny square blanket




Super cuddly ted


teds and blankets just before being wrapped




Thank you ladies - once again you have made some gorgeous blankets and teddies, keep 'em coming!




Monday, 16 April 2012

Hi Ho off to the post office we go

Squares - courtesy of Angela - thank you 
Light coloured edging and red-ted -thanks to Jak
Dark edging and teddy in waistcoat - thanks to Gillian

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Blankets, teddies, yarns and thank yous!

Update - We held Yarnival to help raise funds for postage and yarn and it was successful on both accounts!


So thought I would share some pictures - 
A woolly crochet blankie - warm and heavy
Thank you Gillian!

A snuggly blanket made by Jak (thank you!) with yarns from Fiona (thank you!)


And a cute teddy in the same colours (Jak)


A bobbly teddy - really squishy and cuddly (Jak)

Happy smiley kawai cuddlies for little people to love and hold. (Marta)


A Basket full of yarns (now distributed among the knit and natter ladies to crochet and knit)


Progress photos to follow.

There are more images of blankets and teddies - just need to charge my camera battery then will share :)

Thank you to all of you who've helped, crocheted, knitted, donated 
and spent time sending squares and yarns.







Saturday, 24 March 2012

Kindness of others

Fiona from TizDuster very generously posted to me 7 balls of yarn to add to our blanket making stash and they arrived yesterday morning..Of course I instantly reached for my knitting needles and got making!!






Thank you Fiona!!xx