As promised my weekly Friday Post - I thought I would start with my October montage as it gives a flavour of my busy month.
On my return home it was straight back into running crochet workshops and organising the refugee blanket project. You will remember that back in September I had asked local women to support me with making blankets to help the plight of Syrian refugees. The response has been incredible so many women have been busy making knitted or crochet squares which have all been sewn together to produce some amazing blankets. I really appreciate my friends and the members of my crochet club who have helped me assemble the blankets, they are mini works of community art. I had anticipated being able to donate half a dozen blankets if I was lucky but the number of blankets that have been lovingly made has been extraordinary. I have had parcels of squares mailed to me, hand delivered, squares popped through my letterbox, a WI group dropped off a carrier bag full, a local yarn shop also collected a large number, it has been so heart warming.
Last week I was delighted to take 38 completed blankets and a large number of cosy hats and scarf’s to my local Town Hall where donations could be dropped off. Stockport Council had joined forces with a Syrian Relief Charity and was coordinating local initiatives to help provide support for the 12 million Syrian people in such desperate need. It was a lovely feeling handing over the blankets which to me were such a powerful symbol of warmth and community spirit. Watching the dreadful scenes in the media had made me feel so powerless but in this small way a group of women have had the opportunity to do something practical, showing how much we care. Hopefully it won't be long before the blankets are shipped to the areas of greatest need.
It feels good to be back in blogland and it was so nice to receive comments from you, it was lovely to feel that I hadn’t been forgotten. I have been thinking about doing something special and thought I would organise a little giveaway to help me relaunch my blog and invite you to visit my Face book page and Instagram.
I'm going to give away the Stylecraft Yarn limited Edition Pack; it contains 10 x 50 gram balls of the new DK colours. Since starting my mini crochet business I have become a Stylecraft supplier as I find the quality of the Special DK great for my workshops. This isn't a sponsored post I am just sharing my own personal view as I find it a really good budget yarn. The Special Edition pack has some lovely new colours.
To enter please leave a comment on my blog, Face book page or Instagram then you will be entered into the draw, 1 entry per comment and an extra entry if you decide to follow any of my accounts. I will make the draw next Friday – fingers crossed xxx
See you all next week