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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blue Jazz for Project Welcome Home

Blue Jazz Afghan Done - and by the time you read this scheduled post, it's already been donated. In fact...by now, it's probably already in use. Look at the variety here folks. My high school friend Joy, donated squares 2, 8, 11, 20, 21, 23, and 24. Start counting in the top left corner, come back to the left each time, and completely jump over the 3 smaller squares in the lower right as you count. Our good friend MarieAnne(edited 4-12-12 to change AnneMarie to MarieAnne) donated squares 4-12-14-18-25- and 28. Niki provided square #22. The 3 little squares in the right lower left were from long ago...I believe before Bridge and Beyond when someone donated items from a group that disbanded. And square #27, the one with the heart from Susan. The other squares I'm not able to identify, but believe many of them are from some time back. If you find your square/squares here...sing out and let me know. The blue yarn used to edge and join came from my stash, and from Beth who donated some blue yarn. I didn't have enough without putting the 2 together (even though they are not exactly the same), as this afghan took about 24 oz to come together. Afghans made with a variety of sizes always take more yarn to pull them together. This afghan has big and little squares, knitted and crocheted squares, granny and sampler squares, and some rectangles too. Some of the pieces are knitted, though the bulk are crocheted.

**Reminder folks...squares should be no smaller then 7 x 7. Squares can be 8 x 8, 9 x 9, or 10 x 10. Please measure your squares. The more uniform squares are the quicker I can assemble an afghan to keep someone warmed and give them hope. Please remember to shy aware from white and off white as much as possible, and use ONLY washable acrylic knitted worsted yarn. Please check the working calendar to see when to mail squares.**

2012 Donations:
Hats:
236
Scarves: 139
Slippers: 62+2=64
Shawls: 2
Sweaters 3
Vest 1
Afghans: 18+1=19
Mittens: 133
Squares: 203
Socks: 106
Rain Poncho's10
Cotton Washcloths 27
Misc Items are not counted individually (such as personal care items, headbands, gators, yarn, wrist warmers/fingerless gloves, facemasks, neck warmers, t-shirts etc)

**also folks if you scroll backi Beach Ball, Day at the Beach, and Funky Fall were edited to show the bulk of the squares coming off the hook and talented fingers of AnneMarie**

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!

7 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful. You do such a fantastic job putting the different squares together!

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  2. I am sure someone was thrilled to receive this. It is beautiful!

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  3. Love the way this turned out. I always find it interesting how squares that are so different can be pulled together to make such a fantastic afghan. Your choice of edging color is perfect! Nice job.

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  4. Wonderful job as always. I love seeing how you put the afghans together.

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  5. Thanks all for the visits and nice comments, both are appreciated. I'm always happy to see the mish mosh, different sizes come together...it's really like working on a puzzle for me.

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  6. Hi Sandy! This blue afghan is so cute! You did a wonderful job putting the squares together.
    ---susan in pa
    p.s. You needed my state, it is PA.
    Thanks Sandy!

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  7. Thanks loads Susan in Pa, will get your state added.

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